90 Blocks - 7 Ambassadors - Serving since 2004
Provide Environmental Maintenance, Supplemental Safety, and Hospitality services. Duties include litter control, weed abatement, graffiti and handbill removal, safety visibility patrols, personal safety escorts, crime prevention, intervention with “Quality of Life” crimes, and general hospitality services for visitors, workers, and residents of downtown Duluth, MN.
Heard on the Street in Duluth
"I wished to write to you and let you know how thankful I am for the Clean & Safe Team. As an employee of Minnesota Power who has worked out of our downtown location since 2008, I’ve always been happy to see the Clean & Safe Team in action and to see the results of their work. For over a year now, I’ve been parking at the DECC and heavily utilizing the skywalks.
In the process, I gotten to know Scott on the Clean & Safe Team and I think he’s a wonderful person and is really good at his job. I’ve witnessed him helping folks out, serving as an ambassador forDuluthif you will, as well as keeping tabs on suspicious activity and making sure things are clean.
Yesterday evening, I stayed late at work and left around 6:20. As I walked through the skywalk, I caught up with three individuals who behaved in a threatening manner to me during our walk. Right then, I saw two people approaching from the opposite direction and one of them happened to be Cecile with the Clean & Safe team. Cecile noticed my distress right away and asked if I was alright and if she could walk with me to escort me to my car. When this happened, I immediately felt as if I had been rescued. The three harrassers were angry, swearing but they didn't physically try anything. Cecile did escort me to my car and I ended up giving her a hug because I was so thankful for her presence and her help.
I wanted to emphasize how important the members of the Clean & Safe team are – we need them in so many ways. Thank you!"
"I just wanted to let you know what a great job the Clean and Safe Team is doing. They are friendly, helpful and very present. I work downtown and I look forward to seeing them in the skywalk. It's reassuring to know that if I have a question or concern they will be there for me. Creating that team was a great addition to Downtown Duluth. Thank you!"