Twin Cities Voices: Mayor Carter and The City of Saint Paul


Twin Cities Voices, where we celebrate the locals that make our city so charming

A Saint Paul native, Mayor Melvin Carter is determined to impact his beloved city in the best possible way. His mission is to focus on the individual and help build his citizens up, as opposed to building more physical structures (an approach others have taken in the past). Mayor Carter regularly takes time out of his busy day to interact with the community, primarily the youth, to ensure everyone feels acknowledged and a part of their city. He believes that "if we want to build a city that works for all of us, it's going to take all of us doing some of the work."

In this interview Mayor Carter talks about his humble beginnings, the best parts of his job, and his "For Saint Paul" initiative. Check it out!

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