The West Summit Neighborhood Advisory Committee (WSNAC) was established in 2004 to collaborate on issues of interest to the University of St. Thomas and the St. Paul residential neighborhoods that surround it. Information about our statement of purpose and mission may be found in the link highlighted above.
St. Thomas continues to refine its cooperative plan to reduce neighborhood disturbances and to provide quick and certain responses to identified problems.
"From May 2010 through May 2011, the University of St. Thomas and WSNAC retained Smith Partners PLLP to explore the feasibility of a public-private partnership to promote neighborhood livability and housing market stability. We interviewed neighborhood residents and UST personnel selected by the project steering committee. In addition to our own research, the UST Geography Department completed a Residential Property Analysis in the St. Thomas Community, which we reviewed for our work. The May 2011 executive summary report may be reviewed here."
In December 2011, WSNAC completed and 18-month study and filed a report, the Off-Campus & On-Campus Student Housing Study, in an attempt "to compile factual background information related to concerns of University of St. Thomas neighbors about maintaining the livability of of their neighborhood, which surrounds the St. Paul campus."
A listing of all WSNAC and other "larger" university events can be found in the "Upcoming Events" section on the right side of the Thomas Neighborhood Relations Web site.