City of St. Paul Park 

on the Mississippi

City Officials

City Council meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m.  All meetings are open to the public.

The St. Paul Park City Council is composed of a Mayor and four Council Members.  The Mayor is elected to a four-year term, while Council Members serve staggered four-year terms. 

The City Council exercises the following powers and duties:

  • Legislates for the city, passes ordinances, sets administrative policy.
  • Directs enforcement of ordinances, determines the level of service, purchases equipment for city use.
  • Approves the hiring of personnel.
  • Manages financial operations by levying taxes, approving budgets, auditing expenditures, borrowing money.
  • Guides development in accordance with the comprehensive land use plan.
  • Appoints person to administrative and advisory boards and commissions. 
  • Conducts city inter-governmental affairs.
  • Protects the long-range welfare of the city and its residents.
  • Provides community leadership.
  • City Council sets policy and overall direction for the city.  The City Council appoints a City Administrator to administer the policy and handle day-to-day operations. 


Several City Council appointed commissions serve the City of St. Paul Park.  These commissions advise the City Council on a variety of issues.

Economic Development Authority

Meets periodically.  Usually before a regularly scheduled Council Meeting at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers.  Notices are posted at least three days prior to the meeting.

Public Works Commission

Meets quarterly on the 1st Tuesday following the first Monday in the Council Chambers at 7:00 p.m. (March, June, September, December)

Public Safety Commission

Meets quarterly on the 1st Thursday of the month at City Hall at 7:00 p.m. (March, June, September, December)


The following non-appointed committees serve the City of St. Paul Park

Historical Society

Meets the 2nd Saturday of each month at 10:00 a.m. in the Marlyn DeForth Community Room
City of St. Paul Park, 600 Portland Avenue, St. Paul Park MN 55071