Community Collaboration ~ Proven Public Service ~ Social Justice Advocacy
North End Neighbor Committed to Community Collaboration
Suyapa Miranda is a mother of two girls, Sumailla (12), and Arantza (11), and has been a proud resident of St. Paul for more than 13 years. Nearly a decade ago, she was drawn to the North End because, like so many of her neighbors, she was looking for homeownership opportunities with access to public transit, walkable neighborhoods, and green space. Here, Suyapa and her family, including their beloved dog Tesla, have chosen to plant their roots.
Suyapa is a solutions-oriented, problem-solving neighbor. Her long history of volunteer and civic service is rooted in social justice, advocacy and inclusion. While her experience in community involvement began long before moving to North End, she has served on the North End Neighborhood Organization, where she advanced equity and inclusion in the organization’s strategic plan and advocated for community voice in development decisions.
Suyapa is running for city council because she believes ALL neighborhoods in Ward 5 — the East Side, North End and Como — deserve strong representation at City Hall.
In her spare time Suyapa enjoys walking at Como Lake, visiting the North Dale Recreation Center, spending time with family at the local YMCA, practicing yoga, and dabbling in photography.
Social Justice Advocacy
Suyapa currently serves as Vice-Chair for the Alliance for Metropolitan Stability, a local nonprofit organization working to advance equity and justice in housing, transit, environment and health. Having experienced homelessness and housing instability herself, identifying and combating the root causes of our community challenges and racial disparities is at the core of Suyapa’s vision for change.
Suyapa is running for city council to ensure ALL residents feel safe, welcome and fully supported to call Ward 5 home.
From food insecurity to unsafe streets, Suyapa believes we must center community voices and transform the systems that create and perpetuate injustice, rather than simply address the symptoms.
Proven Public Service
Suyapa has been serving her community in various governance and professional capacities for more than 20 years. As Executive Director for Saint Anthony Park Community Council (SAPCC) for four years, Suyapa led one of the city’s 17 district councils, which provide opportunities for residents to learn about what is happening in their neighborhoods and collaborate with one another and city government to maintain and improve the quality of life in neighborhoods.
Suyapa is running for city council because she believes everyone benefits when community voices are centered in finding solutions.
In addition to her role as Executive Director of SAPCC, Suyapa has represented local and regional communities on numerous boards and committees, including the Metropolitan Council Transportation Advisory Board, Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs and MNsure Board of Directors. In 2017 Suyapa completed her Master’s degree through the Masters Advocacy in Political Leadership program at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul.