How long have you lived in St. Paul? 28 years! (My whole life.) How long have you lived in the Summit-University neighborhood? 8 years How have you been involved in community service in the past? Working on local political and advocacy campaigns, serving as the Chair of the Saint Paul DFL, organizing and attending neighborhood cleanup events. Please tell us why you are running for the SUPC Board: Growing up my parents instilled in me the value of serving your community. They taught me that I had a responsibility to be an agent for positive change and to actively contribute to the world around me. I would be honored to continue this work through serving on the SUPC Board. For the past several years I worked for a Saint Paul City Councilmember. One of my favorite parts of the job was collaborating with the neighborhood district councils on issues. I learned so much from those people who served on the district councils and so admired the commitment they had to the neighborhood. I envied the strong ties they were building with their neighbors, while I was busy working in a neighborhood that, while was one I cared about, was not my own. Now that I no longer work for the Councilmember I have more time and less conflicts and would love the opportunity to serve on my local district council. If elected, I look forward to meeting my neighbors and working with them to further strengthen our already strong neighborhood. Please tell us a little bit about how you would contribute to the SUPC board: From my time serving as the Chair of the Saint Paul DFL over the past 3 years I have learned the intricacies of long range planning, event planning and coalition building. These skills, along with the interpersonal ones I have honed from years of phone banking and doorknocking with political campaigns will help me be an active board member who contributes to and supports the work of the SUPC.
More information about Juliet Mitchell coming soon!