Como Community Council
District 10 is one of Saint Paul’s 17 neighborhood community councils. We represent the Como Park neighborhood, bounded generally by Snelling to the west, Larpenteur to the north, Dale to the east, and the rail lines south of Energy Park Drive to the south (map). The District 10 Como Community Council is a non-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors elected by members of the community.
We connect and empower each other, creating a compassionate community, courageously addressing injustices of the past and present, and forging a bold and inclusive future.
A vibrant, diverse, affordable neighborhood filled with a spirit of kindness and belonging.
How We Operate
The Como Community Council is not part of City government. We are not part of any political party. We are an independent, nonprofit organization. We are accountable to our neighbors, and run by a 17-member board of volunteers elected by our neighbors.
We go out of our way to be more inclusive. That means we are constantly expanding which issues (and whose issues) become priorities. When we do things right, we reflect the desires of the full richness of our community: renters, homeowners, businesses, local institutions, and neighbors regardless of how they identify themselves, how old they are, how they get around, or how deep their roots are in Como or in Saint Paul.
Como Community Meetings
The Como Community Council has three standing committees: Environment, Land Use, and Neighborhood Relations. The committees oversee initiatives and events that come out of brainstorming by members or arise directly from neighbors. Committee business is discussed at two monthly Community Meetings which are open to ALL community members.
First Wednesdays at 7pm
Environment Committee (1st Wednesdays)
This committee oversees environmental protections and sustainability initiatives in the community, especially those affecting Como Lake. Members helped set up the Capitol Region Watershed District, the Como Woodland Outdoor Classroom, and the food scraps recycling site on Beulah Ln. It frequently sponsors educational opportunities on topics such as composting, pollinator habitat, and eco-friendly yard care.
Neighborhood Relations Committee (1st Wednesdays)
These committee members deal with fun stuff (such as our annual Ice Cream Social and other community events) and not-so-fun stuff (such as crime prevention and safety). This is the committee that oversees outreach to new community members, members who are not as connected to the neighborhood as they could be, and develops the tools to help us all build stronger neighborhood cohesion.
Third Tuesdays at 7pm
Land Use Committee (3rd Tuesdays)
As the title suggests, this committee handles the nitty-gritty issues of zoning, development proposals, and how they affect the neighborhood. Housing, transportation, relations with institutions, park use, licenses, and variance requests are among the topics these committee members deal with. Land Use also oversees ongoing efforts to address the impacts the State Fair and other large events have on the residential character of the neighborhood.
D10 Board Meetings (3rd Tuesdays)
The D10 Board meets monthly and approves committee actions and handles other organizational business and discussions.
When the need arises, the Council creates short-term work groups or ad-hoc committees to focus exclusively on specific issues facing the neighborhood, or to develop ideas that arise from community members.
*Meeting times subject to change, please check the D10 Calendar for the latest information.