Openings, both current and future, include:
Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities
The Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities recommends and advises the Mayor’s Office and the City Council on issues and opportunities concerning people with disabilities, such as employment, public education and accessibility. A current Committee project includes the organization of an event on accessible housing and rights under the Fair Housing Act and the Saint Paul Human Rights Ordinance.
Applicants for the Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities must have Saint Paul residency and preferably persons with disabilities.
Business Review Council
The Business Review Council reviews the regulations and procedures of the City that pertain to businesses, recommending improvements and changes to reduce or simplify unnecessary regulations while maintaining essential protection for public health and safety and the fiscal responsibility of City regulatory functions. They review all proposed legislative and procedural changes that materially affect the regulatory environment of business and industry in the City. With a goal of increasing coordination between various City enforcement and regulatory agencies, they make recommendations to the Mayor and City Council concerning the approval and implementation of such changes, and the impact that they would have on business and industry. The council’s composition requires representatives from various stakeholder groups.
Capital Improvement Budget Committee
The Capital Improvement Budget Committee recommends a bi-annual budget to fund capital improvements such as street reconstruction, park improvements, and the renovation of libraries and recreation centers. They review and rank project proposals submitted by City departments, district councils, and neighborhood organizations. Projects are eligible if they finance the acquisition, betterment, physical development, redevelopment and other improvement of City-owned land and buildings, and have a useful life of at least ten years. The committee also review all proposed amendments to the approved budget. City residency is required and the committee’s composition must include a requisite number of representatives from each Saint Paul Senate District.
City-County Workforce Investment Board (WIB)
The Ramsey County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) serves businesses and job seekers in Ramsey County through innovative community partnerships. The WIB is comprised of community leaders in business, community-based organizations, education, labor, and economic development, along with local elected officials and workforce system staff. The 33-member board representing Ramsey County and the City of Saint Paul focuses on oversight of the area’s workforce development initiatives and convening and coordinating community partnerships to meet needs. Applicants are required to reside in Ramsey County, be employed by a Ramsey County employer, or provide services in Ramsey County. The council’s composition requires representatives from various stakeholder groups.
Cultural STAR Board
The Cultural Sales Tax Revitalization (STAR) Program uses a local half-cent sales tax to support economic development in the City of Saint Paul. 10 percent of the total tax revenue from this program is designated for grants and loans for cultural projects. City residency is requiresd. The baord's composition requires representatives from various stakeholder groups.
Food and Nutrition Commission
The Saint Paul Ramsey County Food and Nutrition Commission is a forum for public and private stakeholders to assess how local food systems are operating and suggest policies, share information and plan for increased access to safe, affordable and nutritious foods.
Applicants for the Food and Nutrition Commission should have experience related to local food systems such as farmers, employees or volunteers of food banks and food shelves, retail grocers, food wholesalers, restaurant owners or managers, community gardeners, consumers from areas lacking adequate food access, food or agricultural economist, representatives from religious organizations interested in hunger, health professionals, school and local officials.
Heritage Preservation Commission
The purpose of the Heritage Preservation Commission is to safeguard the heritage of the City, protect and enhance the City's attraction, enhance the visual and aesthetic character, diversity, and interest of the City, foster civic pride, and promote the use and preservation of sites and districts for the education and general welfare of the people of Saint Paul. The Commission fulfills surveys and recommends designation of sites and districts and provides design review of exterior changes, new construction, and demolition proposals. The Commission also provides education and advises the Mayor and City Council on heritage preservation matters and policy. City residency is required.
Human Rights & Equal Economic Opportunity Commission (HREEO)
The Human Rights & Equal Economic Opportunity Commission hears and determines discrimination complaints, serves in an advisory capacity and reviews the performance of the Human Rights Director, determines if violations of the Human Rights Ordinance have occurred, and serves as the Fair Housing Council. A majority of the commission’s members must be Saint Paul residents and the composition of the board must be representative of the Saint Paul community.
Neighborhood STAR Program
STAR Board Members tour, review, interview and make funding recommendations to the Mayor and City Council for the annual Neighborhood STAR’s program. City residency is required and three representatives from each City Council ward are required.
RiverCentre Convention and Visitors Authority
The RiverCentre Convention and Visitors Authority is in charge of maintaining and operating the Saint Paul RiverCentre, appointing and removing a director and deputy director, and submitting a budget to the City Council.
Truth in Sale of Housing Board of Evaluators
This Board serves as a watchdog for home buyers by ensuring that information on the physical condition of homes for sale is available. It also develops and enforces a code of ethics as well as testing standards for truth-in-housing evaluators. The board’s composition requires representatives from various stakeholder groups.
For a complete list of boards, committees and commissions, please see the list to the left hand side of this screen