LGBTQIA Advisory Board

Details about the LGBTQIA Advisory Board

Overview

An Executive Order establishing a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual (LGBTQIA+) Advisory Board to advise the Mayor, Board of Aldermen, and City Agencies about issues of concern affecting the LGBTQIA+ community, bring the LGBTQIA+ communities and the larger St. Louis community together through long-range projects and ensure that City Agencies fairly and equitably address issues affecting St. Louis’ LGBTQIA+ community, and ensure LGBTQIA+ individuals access to and inclusion in the services of the City of St. Louis.

This board is not accepting applications.

Board Members

Showing 10 active board members (maximum 9)
Name Role End Date
Shira Berkowitz Member 06/30/2026
Vincent Flewellen Member 06/30/2026
Samati Niyomchai Member 06/30/2026
Carsen Rhys Beckwith Member 06/30/2026
Monica (Mo) Del Villar Ex-Officio 06/30/2025
Nicholas Dunne Designee 06/30/2025
Leigh (Leon Jordan) Braxton Member 06/30/2024
Tyrell Manning Member 06/30/2024
Gilberto Pinela Member 06/30/2024
Joani Ward Member 06/30/2024

Authorizing Legislation

https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/mayor/documents/executive-orders/upload/Executive-Order-2_-LGBTQIA.pdf

Board Duties and Purpose

The LGBTQIA+ Advisory Board will advise the Mayor, Board of Aldermen and City Agencies about areas of concern within the Community, bring the LGBTQIA+ communities and the larger St. Louis community together through its work, and advise and thereby ensure that City Agencies fairly and equitably address issues affecting the LGBTQIA+ community, and afford individuals in the community access to and inclusion in all aspects of life in the City of St. Louis.

Member Requirements

The City of St. Louis LGBTQIA+ Advisory Board shall be composed of nine (9) members, to be appointed by the Mayor. All members will be residents of the City of St. Louis.

All members shall be selected from the City of St. Louis’ LGBTQIA+ community and its allies, and should reflect the diversity of that community, including orientation, race, age, and socio-economic status.

At least one (1) member must represent the transgender advocacy community.

At least one (1) member must represent the LGBTQIA+ healthcare advocacy community including but not limited to gender-affirming care or HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention.

At least one (1) member must be an openly identifying member of the LGBTQIA+ community and an employee of the City of St. Louis.

At least one (1) designee of the Mayor

The Executive Director of the Civil Rights Enforcement Agency (CREA) will be an Ex Officio member.

Terms:

The terms of office of the members of the board shall be 4-years except that of the first appointments, the terms of the members shall be staggered as follows:

Four (4) members will be appointed to 4-year terms, four (4) members will be appointed to 2-year terms, and one (1) seat will be in perpetuity.

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