Commissioner Contact Information
Jim McDonough (email)
Ramsey County Board Office
Room 220 Court House
15 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102
Tel: 651 266-8365
Fax: 651 266-8370
John Cotroneo (email)
Tel: 651 266-8373
Joann Ellis (email)
Tel: 651 266-8357
Nancy Larson 651-266-8354 (email)
Serving citizens in the following communities (District Map):
Links to Citizen Sites
- Eastside Neighborhood Development Corporation
- RSVP program ( a senior program for volunteering)
- Civil Society ( free or reduced legal service, gang intervention, etc)
- District 4 Community Council (Dayton’s Bluff)
- White Bear Avenue Business Association
- Children’s Initiative - Eastside Family Center
- Merrick Community Services
Boards & Committees
- Regional Rail Authority
- Housing & Redevelopment Authority
- Resource Recovery Board
- Emergency Medical Services
- Criminal Justice
- Corrections Management
- Ramsey Soil & Water Conservation
- Workforce Development Council
- Metropolitan Mosquito Control
- 911 Emergency Telephone
- Phalen Corridor Initiative Steering
- Health Services
- Human Services
He is also active in the following committees and boards:
- District 5 Community Planning Council
- Community Facilities Task Force City of St. Paul.
- Phalen Recreation Building Improvement Committee
- St. Paul East Athletic Association
- Mighty Kids Steering Committee
- Minnesota Amateur Hockey Association
Government 101 (pdf)
Commissioner McDonough's Bio
Commissioner McDonough is a life long resident of the East Side of St. Paul. He is married to Carol and they have four children: Matt 25, Andrew 16, Tegan 15, and Patrick 14. He graduated from Johnson High School in 1973. He is a member of Local Union 1324 Glazier and Glassworker and is employed by the St. Paul School District.
After numerous years of active community service for many youth groups and involvement in planning and improving the East Side Area of St. Paul, I am honored to serve the East Side Community. As Ramsey County Commissioner, I will be a voice for the East Side on fiscal and policy decisions made by the Ramsey County Board.
As a Board member, I will continually search for ways to address quality of life issues to improve the County as a whole and particularly the East Side of St. Paul.
The Ramsey County Board has an important role in retaining current residents and businesses and attracting new ones by being fiscally responsible while providing programs and services that make the County an attractive place to live, work and do business.