West St. Paul has a historic first this year with the first Black candidate for municipal office in the city’s history. So we’re taking a wider look at firsts in West St. Paul.
“I guess you’d say I believe in put up or shut up,” Devona Weatherhead said in 1966 when she became the first woman elected to city council.
This week’s West St. Paul City Council meeting was mostly routine business. Some of the more interesting discussion happened during work sessions, including an update on the North Gateway project and debate on the prevailing wage ordinance.
Since West St. Paul’s founding in 1889, only seven women have served on City Council.