Public Health Building Dedication

On 10/24/99, the 555 Cedar St. Public Health Building was re-named Public Health Center, Don Juenemann Building. Commissioners Rettman and Haigh attended the ceremony.

Don was a Housing Inspector who had worked for the St. Paul Department of Health for many years. He was violently killed on December 24, 1997, while working as a housing code enforcement officer doing an inspection of a property.

At the dedication, Violence-Free Families and Communities in Ramsey County participated to emphasize the need to prevent and end such senseless acts of violence in the community. Large signs with the "! Symbol" and wording "We are a peaceful community. Please show kindness and respect in your words and actions toward our children and each other." These signs were placed at the entrances of 555 Cedar and will eventually be placed at all Ramsey County facilities. Violent acts are a major health threat to children and families.

Rettman Report (Nov/Dec 1999) | The Connection is Coming | Public Health | Community Clinics | Season's Greetings

Commissioner Rettman's Home Page