2018–2019 Partner: Ramsey County

Ramsey County is partnering with the Resilient Communities Project (RCP) on 15 projects during the 2018–2019 academic year. Nine county departments representing the County’s five Service Teams will take part in the partnership.

Located in the heart of the seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan area, Ramsey County is the second-most-populous county in Minnesota and home to about 10% of the state’s residents. It is also the most racially and ethnically diverse county in the state, and is challenged with some of the highest areas of concentrated poverty in the metro area.

The year-long collaboration will focus on six main issue areas:

    1. Community health and safety
    2. Transportation access
    3. Housing and economic development
    4. Energy and climate
    5. Environmental stewardship
    6. Inclusive and meaningful community engagement

Ramsey County plans to use the partnership to further the County’s goals to strengthen well-being, cultivate prosperity, enhance opportunity, and model accountability. The partnership will also strengthen the County vision for a vibrant community where all are valued and thrive.

About Ramsey County

Ramsey County was established on October 27, 1849, and was one of the original counties of the Minnesota Territory. Today, more than 540,000 Minnesotans make their homes in Ramsey County. Predominantly urban, Ramsey is Minnesota’s smallest and most densely populated county, spanning 170 square miles. Saint Paul, the capital of Minnesota and the county seat, is home to about 56 percent of the county’s residents. Ramsey County communities are nationally known as attractive, livable places rich in history, diversity, and opportunity. Learn more>>>

Ramsey County provides a variety of programs and services to county residents and visitors. Services the county provides include:


The RCP partnership is a wonderful opportunity for our organization to advance and align our strategic priorities and goals of well-being, prosperity, opportunity and accountability. This program will allow us to collaboratively develop innovative strategies that prepare Ramsey County for future growth in community resiliency and sustainability and support our vision of a vibrant community where all are valued and thrive. Our staff are very excited to partner with U of M students to establish the framework for programs and initiatives that will directly benefit our residents for several years to come.

Julie Kleinschmidt, Ramsey County Manager

RCP-Ramsey County Partnership in the News

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