2021 CRC Board Member Application
Community leaders are needed to serve as CRC Board Members
CapitolRiver Council (CRC) — District 17 — is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that engages residents, business owners, workers and property owners in discussions about local issues and projects that affect downtown Saint Paul and the Capitol area. CRC is one of the 17 district councils for the City of Saint Paul.
Each year, 5 candidates are elected to serve 2-year terms on the CRC board of directors. Board members are the volunteers who lead the organization. They are stewards of the organization’s mission and resources, and they set the overall priorities for community engagement and advocacy. CRC has made recommendations to the City Council and Mayor regarding proposed development projects, skyway system access and safety, park projects and programming, and crime prevention. We lead community-building activities and events to enable people to better understand issues and, in turn, provide meaningful input to elected officials who make decisions that affect their neighborhood.
The CRC Annual Meeting and Board Member Election is scheduled for June 15, with details to follow on our website and social media.
To be a candidate and / or to vote at the Annual Meeting, you must:
a) Live and / or work in District 17 (includes Downtown, Regions Hospital, the Minnesota History Center,
and residential buildings by Cathedral Hill Park), AND
b) Be age 16 or older, AND
c) Attend at least one CRC meeting in the past year (including the 2020 Annual Meeting or any
other CRC meeting or event since then).
How to Apply:
Candidates who submit applications by June 10 at 5 pm and are eligible members will be included on the official ballot, and their bio will be posted on the CRC website. Eligible candidates may also be nominated at the Annual Meeting, and may receive write-in votes.
At the Annual Meeting, candidates will have the opportunity to introduce themselves for 2 minutes. Eligible voters in attendance will mark their ballots, and volunteers will collect ballots and tally the votes. An alternative, in person, voting option is being discussed and will be announced before September. The logistical details of this method may delay the final election results no more than a week after the Annual Meeting.
Fill out the form below to submit your completed application, if you have questions please email
Check all that apply
Resident in District 17
Business owner in District 17
Employee in District 17
Property Owner in District 17
Please describe your interest in serving on the CRC Board, including your concerns about local issues, positive qualities of the neighborhood that you hope to protect, and how you would like to volunteer your time, skills and knowledge to help this organization be successful. Feel free to include current or past volunteer work, civic engagement activities and other qualifications (please limit this section to no more than 300 words).Your bio will be posted online, and will be distributed to everyone who attends the Annual Meeting.
Which committees or work groups would you most like to be involved in
Development Review Committee (2nd Tuesdays at 9am)
Skyway Governance Advisory Committee (4th Fridays at 9am)
Public Realm Committee (1st Thursdays at 5pm)
Arts, Culture, & Entertainment (Meetings TBD)
Marketing & Fundraising (Meetings TBD)
I am submitting this information with the intention of becoming a CapitolRiver Council Board Member. I understand the roles and responsibilities of a CRC Board Member, and, if elected, I promise to fulfill my fiduciary duties on behalf of CRC, act in the best interests of the organization, abide by the highest ethical standards, and use my skills and knowledge to advance the work of the organization. Furthermore, I agree to work cooperatively with other board members and stakeholders, and diligently seek to understand views that may be contrary to my own, and treat my fellow board members, stakeholders and staff with respect.
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