This planning effort is the collective action of a steering committee made up of neighborhood community leaders and community-focused organizations who are working to create a stronger St. Louis.

The fourteen-member Steering Committee is made up of neighborhood residents. They met for the first time in late September and will continue to help guide our process moving forward. The Committee oversees the work of the planning team and ensures the effort is moving in the right direction. Members include: Pacia Anderson, Richard Bax, Nha Nguyen, Wendy Campbell, John Chen, Linda Hennigh, Scott McIntosh, Linda McKindley, Andrea McMurray, Charmane/Wallace Mumin, Carlos Restrepo, Dale Sweet, Pam Welsh, and Darren Young.

Rise Community Development partners with communities to build stronger, more equitable St. Louis area neighborhoods. By providing capacity building technical assistance to local CDC’s, housing development and development consulting services, and access to financing, we make the connections between non-profit community organizations, financial institutions and government that make successful neighborhood revitalization possible.

Dutchtown South Community Corporation advances neighborhood vitality through community empowerment, housing stabilization and real estate development. Their team will be leading community engagement efforts throughout the planning process, ensuring resident voice is incorporated into all steps of the project, from the formation of the plan to implementation of strategies.

Lutheran Development Group is the founding funder of the Gravois-Jefferson Historic Neighborhoods Planning effort. LDG creates affordable housing, expands the capacity of neighborhood organizations, builds educational opportunity, recruits job creators, empowers resident-informed planning, and remediates blight; all with the hope that the neighborhood can be a strong, stable, and sustainable home for the households living there now and for generations to come. Additional funding has been provided through the Incarnate Word Foundation and Deaconess Foundation.

Residents and Other Community Stakeholders ultimately, are the ones who will be represented by this plan, and as such it is a plan by and for them We will work tirelessly to ensure your voices and vision and reflected in our process and the final recommendations. We will also engage local and regional stakeholders who may be doing work in this area, such as Metro, local government agencies, and more.