St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman spoke with students at Concordia University March 26 as a follow-up to his State of the City address where he mentioned he wanted to reach out to young people to get ideas of the kind of things the city needs to do to attract and retain the next generation of St. Paul residents.
Mayor Coleman used the round-table discussion at Concordia's Library Technology Center to engage directly with students about why they selected to come to St. Paul for their education. The mayor also asked students to share what they like about living in St. Paul, if they planned on staying in the city after graduation and what they’d like to see improved.
A common response given by Concordia students about what they liked about St. Paul were its many big city offerings, but small city feel.
Mayor Coleman also visited and gathered input from students at Macalester College and Metropolitan State University.