New vice chair, sub-district 1 member on board

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A special election to fill two District 10 board vacancies was held in July. Como community members elevated sitting Sub-District 4 board member Benjamin Kowalsky-Grahek to the Vice Chair seat and elected new board member Alex McLean to the Sub-District 1 seat. Both seats will be on the ballot again at next year’s annual meeting.
An August special election is being held to fill Kowalsky-Grahek’s former Sub-District 4 seat.

Introducing the Como Park Stewards Program
District 10 Environment Committee in partnership with St. Paul Parks & Rec invites individuals or groups (families, schools, churches, clubs and others) to volunteer and give back and to help keep our regional treasure welcoming for everyone. Announced in July, the Como Park Steward Program is off to a good start with several stewards already signed up! There are available parcels for those interested in becoming a steward and helping keep our regional treasure welcoming for everyone.
To become a Como Park Steward, you will participate in ongoing clean up, special clean up events, work with the city departments to report tree and natural damage, graffiti, safety, and other concerns. They ask for a minimum commitment of one-year with visits twice monthly. (Some parcels may be allowed more than one steward, depending on commitment levels)
Pick your favorite area to walk, run or bike, or that you have a special connection to, as an environmental project or learning experience, or even in memorandum of someone special. You can even name your parcel on the map. Parcels are first come, first served so if you want a special spot, register soon.
Look at all available parcels and registration information on the District 10 Como Community Council website: http://www.district10comopark.org/parksteward.html.

Upcoming meetings
Renters, homeowners, and other community members are always welcome to participate in District 10’s board and committee meetings. You can join either by video conference or by phone.
To find meeting links and call in numbers go to our website calendar at http://www.district10comopark.org/Calendar.html. If you have questions you can email district10@district10comopark.org. Or, call 651-644-3889.
• Board meeting: Tuesday Aug. 17
• Anti-Racism Work Group: Wednesday, Aug. 25
• Land Use Committee: Wednesday, Sept. 1
• Neighborhood Relations Committee: Tuesday, Sept. 7
• Environment Committee: Tuesday, Sept. 14
All meetings begin at 7 p.m. Whenever possible, agendas and other relevant documents are posted in advance in the “Board News” section of District 10’s website: www.district10comopark.org

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