The Future is Grand Task Force

The Future is Grand Task Force is a group of business owners and residents from the Summit Hill Association (SHA), Macalester Groveland Community Council (MGCC) and the Grand Avenue Business Association (GABA). 

The Task Force was created in March 2019 and has been working to identify existing barriers and opportunities for Grand Avenue visitors, residents and businesses. The fourteen-member group will develop recommendations to deliver to the City of Saint Paul to improve access, create vitality and enhance the brand of this successful and historic community corridor.

~Your feedback is wanted!~

Saint Paul's Grand Avenue Business District is changing, and a new volunteer-driven effort is conducting a study to examine experiences along the avenue. The public is invited to share their everyday experiences of visiting, shopping, and dining on Grand to help shape recommendations for the city and to assist local associations in community improvement efforts.

Share your experiences here:

The Task Force is accepting experiences through August. Share as many experiences as you would like! The assessment takes just 10 minutes, and responses remain anonymous.



  • Sherry Johnson

  • Brian Wagner

Overall Members:    

  • Bridget Ales

  • Abhi Andley

  • Nelson Fox

  • Gary Huffman

  • Amanda Kessel

  • David Kratz

  • Alisa Lein

  • Patricia McMorrow

  • Brad Nolan

  • Scott Rohr

  • Megan Ryan

  • Deanna Seppanen

  • Martha Sewall

  • John Wolf


  • Monica Haas

  • Hayden Howland

  • Alexa Golemo