Who We Are

Moving Beyond Tolerance to Allophilia

The Evolution of the East Metro Civic Alliance

The East Metro Civic Alliance (EMCA) was founded in August 2018 as the East Metro Urban League to continue the great work of the Saint Paul Urban League led by Willie Mae Wilson until her retirement in 2006 but was required to change the name to EMCA.

EMCA will be an expansion of the rich East Metro legacy for bringing diverse community leaders together to ensure equal opportunity for all.

The East Metro has evolved some of Minnesota’s greatest organizations and community leaders, and we intend to add to the legacy. Through collaborations and partnerships, we will work to achieve a greater quality of life in the East Metro.

We are prepared to get to work and encourage everyone to invite us to join your efforts and with your help, we will evolve initiatives that continue to make the East Metro the greatest place in Minnesota to live, work, and socialize.

Use this website to become a member and join our efforts in Ramsey, Washington, and Dakota counties. Everyone is welcome!

Important Documents

Our Founding & Operating Principles

Organizational Bylaws

2019 Budget Balance Sheet

Meeting Minutes

Meet our people

Board Members & Staff

Bill Wilson

Board Chair

Rev. Earl Miller

Board Vice-Chair

Dr. Delores Henderson

Board Secretary-Treasury

Clifton Boyd

Board Member

Farhio Khalif

Board Member

Eric Clark

Board Member

Ron Hicks

Board Member

Edward McDonald

Interim Executive Director