Serving the neighborhoods of Frogtown, Mt. Airy, Capitol Heights,
& East Midway since 1970.
I’ve been working in the Frog Town area for the past three years. Currently, I’m working as a Case Manager at Amherst H Wilder Foundation. I believe Frog town has a lot of potential for economic success due to the location, diversity and the latest addition, the Light Rail. Many of the community members that I serve reside in Frogtown. , Just like any other neighborhood, there are pros and cons about living Frog town. However, I would like to see Frog town being preserved as a thriving neighborhood, and continue improving, so that it will become THE hangout place for friends, families and communities of the Twin Cities.
Current Board Members: Corina Serrano, Metric Giles, Christina Chapman
Up for reelection: all sub district 2 seats are full
This is the area between Avon and MacKubin. Some of the interesting things happening in Subdistrict 2 are the Dale Street Walkability Project which identifies the issues and concerns for pedestrians in the area and the city of St. Paul's Rehab Support Program, which provides 0% interest home repair loans for qualified residents.
Current Board Members: Oskar Ly, Delinia Parris, Leroy Duncan
Up for reelection: all sub district 3 seats are full
Current Board member: Debrorah Weinhold
Up for Election: Norberto Sarzoza
This is the area from Marion to 35E. This Subdistrict is home to the Como Gardens and is in the process of creating an exciting new small area plan.
Current Board member: Abdi Ali
Up for Election: Deshawn Wilson, Tou Saiko Lee, Kiki Usuda, Chris Gordon, J'Tionna Hobby, Mohamed Liban, Keyara Clardy
Represents all of Frogtown
DaShawn Montez Wilson
I was born in Chicago Illinois in 1982 to John and Annette Wilson. I am the youngest of four children. I became a resident of Frogtown as of November 5, 1995 when my Mom saved my life by moving us out of Gary, Indiana.
I have seen this community in it's worst times, I take personal responsibility for some of the destruction of this neighborhood, being young is no excuse. I believe my behavior was a result of lack of guidance or having positive influences.
Now that I have my family, I see and understand the importance of Community and extended family. I see the potential in our youth and neighborhood.
I would very much like to be involved in the reconstruction of Frogtown, I believe the reason people call the neighborhood “The Hood” is because we have forgot to treat one another as neighbors, We forgot to take care of our streets and children. It's time we bring the neighbors to the hood. I am currently the manager of 'Brotherhood Brew' which is a product of the brotherhood inc., a non profit organization that empowers young men through job training, social skills and neighborhood redevelopment.
I have lived in the heart of Frogtown since 2009. I have experienced frustration due to poverty, gang shootings, car accidents, break ins, foreclosure etc.
In my neighborhood I am very motivated to create a safer, positive neighborhood and spread the word that Frogtown is getting better as a place to live and work.
I want to build myself up, grow myself, get a stronger mindset in order to stand out in this neighborhood. I am a mother, a neighbor, and looking forward to building positive relationships in my community.
I work with Frogtown Crew and I want to see more places in Frogtown to go and have fun also more cleaner places
I am a 17 year old youth on the Frogtown Crew. I go to Washington Tech Magnet. I play on 2 Volleyball teams, I run track, and I'm on the Youth Leadership team at my school.
The reason I'm interested in the FNA board is because I waant to see a greater change in Frogtown. I want to be more involved in the changes of this community. I'm tired of people (myself included) just complaining and not doing. I want to bring the community together and make Frogtown a more fun and safe place for everyone
A Full List of District 7 2015 Board Members and their subdistricts.
Tou Saiko Lee