The future looks better when we band together

ReConnect Rondo Technical Advisory Team
  • David Juliff, Be Civil, Inc.
  • Khani Sahebjam, SRF Consulting Group
  • John Maczko, SRF Consulting Group
  • Kent Arhenholtz, Kaskaskia Engineering Group
  • Brenda Thomas, KLJ, Inc
  • Marcus Thomas, Bolton & Menk
  • Scott McBride, Bolton & Menk
  • Marcell Walker, Bolton & Menk
  • Veronica Burt, 600 Strategies, Inc.
  • Björgvin Sævarsson, YORTH Group
  • Katie Eggers, YORTH Group
  • Jim Erkel, Retired Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy (MCEA)
  • Brian Isaacson, Ramsey County
  • Diem Van Groth, Strategic Consultant
Marvin Anderson, chairman of ReConnectRondo, at left, introduces ULI’s Advisory Services panel as they present their findings in St. Paul
Community Organization Stakeholders
  • Aurora St. Anthony Neighborhood Development Corporation (ASANDC)
  • St. Paul Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance
  • Model Cities of St. Paul
  • Frogtown Neighborhood Association
  • NAACP Saint Paul
  • Neighborhood Development Center
  • Summit-University Planning Council
  • Hallie Q. Brown Community Center
  • Rondo Avenue Inc.
  • African American Leadership Council
  • Selby Avenue Action Coalition
  • Rondo Center of Diverse Expression
  • Walker West Music Academy
  • Penumbra Theatre

The Rondo Roundtable was created to further the preservation of Rondo’s history and the establishment of a cultural arts and business district.

  • Marvin Roger Anderson, Rondo Center of Diverse Expression
  • Keith Baker, ReConnect Rondo
  • Gayle Smaller, Rondo Avenue Inc.
  • Ronald Buford, The Taste of Rondo
  • Jonathan Palmer, Hallie Q. Brown Community Center
  • Deborah Mitchell,  Aurora St. Anthony Neighborhood Development Corporation (ASANDC)
  • Nieeta Presley, New Life Possibilities, Inc.
  • Kizzy Downie, Model Cities
  • Mychael Wright, Selby Avenue Action Coalition

“Amid the enduring impacts of this national reckoning on race and racism, the Rondo land bridge represents a bold vision toward expanding the vital reconciliation, economic self-determination, and healing of our community.”

Melvin Carter, Mayor of Saint Paul
Government Entities
  • State of Minnesota
  • Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT)
  • Ramsey County
  • City of Saint Paul
  • Metropolitan Council
  • Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Minnesota Division
Funders & Grants
  • Urban Land Institute National (ULI)
  • Mardag Foundation
  • Bush Foundation
  • Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation
  • Bigelow Foundation
  • McKnight Foundation
  • Knight Foundation
  • Minnesota Historical Society
  • City of Saint Paul
  • Saint Paul-Ramsey County Public Health 
  • Ramsey County Community and Economic Development,
    Community Revitalization Program
  • Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT)
  • Xcel Energy Foundation

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5 Boy Scouts sitting on the steps of a house in Saint Paul
Pro Bono Services
  • Dorsey & Whitney, LLP
  • HGA Architects & Engineers
  • Josh Kohnstamm, Kohnstamm Advisors
  • Roosevelt Mansfield, DigieMade Photography
Special Acknowledgments
  • Councilmember Dai Thao, St. Paul City Council
  • Rep. Rena Moran, Minnesota House of Representatives
  • Senator Sandy Pappas, Minnesota Senate
  • Congresswoman Betty McCollum, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Friendly Streets Initiative
  • University of St. Thomas, Center for the Common Good
  • Minnesota Design Center, University of Minnesota College of Design
  • Damaris Hollingsworth, Design by Melo
  • James Neal, Visuals by James

Together, we will create an African American cultural enterprise district connected by a community land bridge.​