2023 Parade Community Grand Marshal
This year’s Parade Community Grand Marshal is the Beth Baumann.
Beth Baumann is best known as a former Mayor of South St Paul. She served 2 years on the SSP City Council and 14 years as Mayor, retiring in 2016. She is a life-long resident and volunteer in South St. Paul. Beth has been a community volunteer for years, including service on the City’s Charter Commission, SSP Education Foundation Board, South St Paul Open Board, as Kaposia Days President and most recently, as Chair of the Neighbors, Inc. Board of Directors.
As Mayor, Beth worked to revitalize SSP and motivate and mobilize its residents. Some of the highlights of her tenure as Mayor include the marketing and growth of the business community including marketing and development of the former Central Livestock Stockyards property, balancing the City budget without utilizing state aid in the General Fund and finally, creating the SSP Mayor’s Youth Task Force.
Mayor B, as the Task Force members call her, created the Youth Task Force to give kids in SSP something to do while training them to be leaders in the community. She considers it one of her best accomplishments.
Beth can’t wait to be IN the Kaposia Days Parade again and get a chance to see the people of the community at the best event of the summer!