A newsletter of the District 1 Community Council
St. Paul, Minnesota 
Battle Creek | Conway  | Eastview | Highwood
The Southeast Community Organization is pleased to announce that we have hired John Slade as our interim Executive Director. He has served on our Board of Directors and Land Use Committee for several years. John and his family are residents of the Eastview neighborhood, just south of Harding High School. He comes to us with extensive knowledge of housing, having worked as a congregational organizer for the Metropolitan Interfaith Council on Affordable Housing (MICAH) for years, as well as nonprofit boards. “I’m looking forward to helping our great neighborhood organization get through this transition,” said Mr. Slade. “John knows the city, the district council system, the board and non-profits,” said SECO Board President Laurie Siever, “and we’re glad to have him.”

The mission of the Southeast Community Organization (SECO) is to share knowledge and power, to organize and to advocate with the people who live and work in our neighborhoods. We build leadership to seize opportunities and to work for social and racial justice. We are seeking a new Executive Director to help move our work forward. Please send a resume and a letter or email outlining your interest in the position to

The deadline for this position is April 30, 2022.

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We are now taking applications for the 2022 Board!

To apply for the 2022 Board click the blue button below. We are a non-partisan organization that seeks to engage a board of directors who represent the cultural, racial, economic, geographic, age and other diversity in our community. Board members need to be at least 16-years-old.  To ensure that we have participation from diverse residents, we have added demographic information to our form. This is also information that we are asked to report for funding. This information will NOT be shared with the public. Voting at the annual meeting is open to all residents 18 years of age and older.  The board meets 10-11 times per year on the fourth Monday of the month. 

To help address the ongoing problem of trash and litter in our community, the city is encouraging community members to help clean, beautify and improve their neighborhoods. The City of Saint Paul offers numerous ways to support residents who want to collect and prevent litter in their neighborhoods. To participate, please complete the Come Clean! Program Application. Questions? Contact the Come Clean! Coordinator at (651) 266-6130
Upcoming SECO Meetings

We invite community members to attend or join our committees to have a voice in the things happening in our community. To participate online - contact us for the Zoom login. 

March 28, 2022 SECO Board meeting 6:30-8:00pm Zoom and In-Person at Sanneh Foundation,  2090 Conway St, St. Paul, MN 55119

April 4, 2022 Land Use Committee 6:00-7:30pm. The April 4 Land Use Committee will tour Boys Totem Town

April 12, 2022 Environmental Committee  6:30-7:30pm at SunRay Library 2105 Wilson Ave, St. Paul, MN 55119

April 23, 2022 Citywide Clean Up Day at Conway Park 2090 Conway St, St. Paul, MN 55119

April 25, 2022 SECO Board meeting 6:30-8:00pm Zoom and In-Person
Sanneh Foundation 2090 Conway St, St. Paul, MN 55119

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The City's Planning team is hoping to get more residents to complete the survey before it closes on March 28

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Southeast Community Organization · 2105 1/2 Old Hudson Road · St. Paul, Minnesota 55119 · USA

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