On April 12th, 2018 Merrick will host a Volunteer Recognition & Awards event to celebrate the accomplishments of the more than 800 Merrick volunteers and partners that served the East Side community. These tireless volunteers shared their exceptional talents and gave thousands of hours of their time to make Merrick’s good work possible. Join us for an evening of live music, cocktails, and stories in appreciation of the volunteers and partners having served the East Side of Saint Paul for more than 110 years.
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When: Thursday, April 12th at 5:30pm
Where: The Church of St. Pascal Baylon
1757 Conway Street, Saint Paul
Directions: St. Pascal Baylon Church – Brioschi Hall|
Located just 5 blocks north of Interstate 94 on the corner of White Bear Avenue and 3rd Street. From Interstate 94 take the White Bear Avenue exit and go north five blocks to 3rd Street. The church and school are on the west (left) side of the street. Parking is located one block west on 3rd and Flandrau.
Interested in Being a Sponsor?
Merrick is seeking a Title Sponsor ($3,000) for this event.
Benefits include: company logo featured on Merrick’s website
for up to eight (8) weeks, which includes 4,000 unique visitors;
recognition and logo on all media and event materials; and a
table and opportunity to speak at the event.
Special Guest Speaker: Ramsey County Commissioner, Jim McDonough
Commissioner McDonough was born and raised on the East Side of Saint Paul and continues to live there today. Being a lifelong resident has given Jim a unique understanding of the qualities that his neighborhood embodies, including a strong dedication to community and the importance of building relationships. Jim brings “East Side Pride” to all of the boards and committees he serves on.
Jim served as Chair of the Board of Commissioners from 2014 to 2016. Prior to that, he served as Chair of the Regional Rail Authority beginning in 2008 and worked tirelessly to bring more efficient and accessible transit to Ramsey County. He’s been instrumental in re-establishing the Union Depot not only as a multi-modal transportation hub, but also as a Ramsey County historical landmark. He is recognized as a national leader in the area of transit and continues to advocate on a local, state and national level for support and revenue for projects within Ramsey County.
Jim is also dedicated to the prevention of sexual violence in our communities. He first became aware of the seriousness of this issue after attending a presentation in 2007 by a renowned sexual violence prevention consultant. He encouraged all Ramsey County departments to assess their role in sexual violence prevention and, in his capacity as President of the Association of Minnesota Counties at that time, urged all 87 Minnesota Counties to assess their roles as well. In 2008, he was presented with an AWARE Award from the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault for “his outstanding dedication to raising awareness about sexual violence.” He continues to give voice to these silent victims today.
In his tenure as Commissioner, Jim has served on a variety of committees that include everything from youth services to mental health to supporting our aging population.He and his wife, Carol, have four grown children and are proud grandparents of six grandchildren.