Alderman Antonio D. French is serving his first term as the Alderman of the 21st Ward, representing parts of the neighborhoods of The Greater Ville, Kingsway East, Mark Twain, Penrose, and O'Fallon, where he was born and raised. Prior to becoming Alderman he served the 21st Ward as the Democratic Committeeman and managed numerous winning political campaigns as the president of his own consulting firm.
During his time on the Board, French, one of the youngest city aldermen, has earned a reputation for passionately serving his ward and creating new initiatives to improve the quality of life in north St. Louis. In 2010, the Riverfront Times named him "Best Local Politician".
Last year, his "Block by Block" partnership with the non-profit Rebuilding Together and Boeing resulted in the rehab of more than 50 homes for seniors and disadvantaged homeowners.
His partnership with the Sheldon Concert Hall has led to two successful summer jazz concert series in O'Fallon Park, helping to revitalize that beautiful public park.
In cooperation with the St. Louis Police Department, he created "safe zones" for hundreds of children in north St. Louis to trick or treat on Halloween night.
On the Board of Alderman he serves on the following committees: Neighborhood Development; Parks and Environment; Public Utilities; Transportation and Commerce; Ways and Means; and he serves as the Vice Chair of the Committee on Convention, Tourism, Arts & Humanities. Last year he passed a bill creating a public arts trust fund in the city. He is a member of the African American Aldermanic Caucus.
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