License Collector News Archive

License Collector News Archive


March 26, 2014 - Right to Work and Civil Rights (see full article)
March 19, 2014 - Incumbent Mavis Thompson faces Alderman Boyd (see full article)
February 24, 2014 - St. Louis License Collector Highlights First '100 Days' (see full article)
October 28, 2013 - License Collector Working with Cardinals to Prevent Illegal Vending During World Series (see full article)
October 16, 2013 - Nixon Appoints Mavis Thompson As License Collector (see full article)
October 15, 2013 - Mavis Thompson Sworn in As St.Louis City License Collector (see full article
October 11, 2013 - Governor names Mavis Thompson as St. Louis' new license collector (see full article)
October 11, 2013 - Gov. Nixon appoints Mavis T. Thompson as St. Louis City License Collector (see full article
October 11, 2013 - Mavis Thompson Named St. Louis License Collector (see full article
October 11, 2013 - Mavis Thompson Named City License Collector (see full article) 

2013 - Older ARCHIVES:

April, 4 2013 - Michael McMillan Serves Periodically as Honorary Chair of Royal Vagabond's Award for Excellence in Leadership (see full article)

February 28, 2013 - Michael McMillan receives President Obama's Volunteer Service Award for Commitment to the St. Louis Community (see full article)

December 27, 2012 - License Collector McMillan lauded by Minority Supplier Development Council (see full article)

November 6, 2012 - Michael McMillan, License Collector, Salutes Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake in St. Louis at the 105th International Holy Convocation of the Church of God in Christ (see full article)

October 24, 2012 - Michael McMillan Commends St. Louis Public Schools in Letter to Editor (see full article)

October 1, 2012 - Bob Love of the Chicago Bulls Receives a Lifetime Achievement Award from Michael McMillan  (see full article)

August 17, 2012 - License Collector's Office of the City of St. Louis Honors 27th Ward Alderman Gregory J. Carter  (see full article)

August 17, 2012 - St. Louis Public School's Back to School & Community Empowerment Festival Makes Education the Main Attraction for Thousands!  Dr.Kelvin Adams, Superintendent of the ST. Louis Public Schools (SLPS), delivered another success in his four year tenure with this year's Annual Back to School Fair and Community Empowerment Festival.  (see full article)

June 29, 2012 - Michael McMillan Invites U.S. BANK Executive as a Guest Speaker for - Aspiring Intern & Academic Achievement Development Series
U.S. Bank's National Director of Diversity, Amber Simpson, took out time from her demanding schedule to make an investment into the future by speaking to high school summer interns in the Office of the License Collector.  (see full article)

June 29, 2012 - Michael McMillan Honors African American Marines: Columbia Missourian: Columbia Native Receives High Honor for Being One of the First African-American Marines
On Wednesday, President Barack Obama presented Columbia resident Lawrence Diggs with a Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honors in the United States, for serving as one of the first African-American Marines (see full article)

June 26, 2012- Michael McMillan Appears in Construction Video Produced by Michael Kennedy, Jr., KAI Design and Build
KAIDesign & Build hosted a public screening of its new video highlighting issues and solutions to St. Louis' minority construction debate entitled- Building a Better St. Louis- Voices of Reason from a Region at the Crossroads of Diversity.  (see full article)

June 22, 2012 - MBE/WBE Collaborations Moving in the Right Direction
Guest Editorial to the St. Louis American and St. Louis Sentinel Newspapers:  I would like to congratulate and encourage continued efforts on numerous fronts, particularly in the minority construction industry, to bring about greater economic parity and self-sufficiency.  (see full article)

June 21, 2012 -Rev. Johnny Scott Announces Michael McMillan as Honorary Co-Chair - 58th Annual East St. Louis NAACP Freedom Fund Awards Banquet
Rev. Johnny Scott, President of the East St. Louis Chapter of the NAACP held an Executive Meeting for the dcapters upcoming 58th Annual Freedom Fund Awards Banquet(see full article)

June 20, 2012 - Shear Magic Salon Celebrates 25th Anniversary
Just as the Central West End began its renaissance by becoming one of St. Louis' most cosmopolitan communities, the owner of the Shear Magic Salon could see the potential business opportunity and became one of the first African American-owned businesses to move into the Central West End. (see full article)

June 19, 2012 - Michael McMillan Joins Supportive St. Louisans as Co-Chairman "Bringing It All Together at The Muny"
"Bringing It Together Day" celebrated 32-years at the MUNY with Ollie Stewart, Executive Director of Southside Wellness, for a full day of honoring senior citizens throughout the St. Louis area (see full article)

June 15, 2012 - Michael McMillan, License Collector of the City of St. Louis, Presents Lifetime Achievement Award to - Bob Love, National Basketball All Star - Chicago Bulls Legend -
When Michael McMillan, License Collector of the City of St. Louis, received a call from Chicago that the renowned National Basketball All Star Bob "Butterbean" Love was coming to St. Louis, he he immediately agreed to recognize him with an official Lifetime Achievement Award (see full article)

June 15, 2012 - McMillan Salutes Montford Point Marine Association with Award of Merit
As one of the Montford Point Marine's Corporal John Tilghman prepares to join fellow Marines for a special recognition ceremony in the White House, he was recognized by Michael McMillan, License Collector of the City of St. Louis, at City Hall.  (see full article

June 13, 2012 - Saint Louis University Celebrates SANKOFA African American Graduation Featuring Alumni Michael McMillan and Etefia Umana
Saint Louis University celebrated its Sixth Annual Sankofa African American Graduation Recognition Ceremony at Washington Metropolitan AME Zion Church (see full article)

June 13, 2012 - Mokan Opens New Headquarters
License Collector of the City of St. Louis, Michael McMillan, participated in the ribbon cutting ceremony of MOKAN's new headquarters (see full article)

June 13, 2012 - Greater Mount Carmel Baptist Church Celebrates Centennial
"It is not often that we have the opportunity to know first hand the contributions of a 100 year old institution like Greater Mount Carmel Baptist Church (see full article)

June 13, 2012 - Annie Malone's May Day Parade Celebrates 124 Years of Service
Despite the mergers and closings of many ethnic orphanages in the 1950's, Annie Malone continued to serve as a refuge for children (see full article)

June 1, 2012 - City of St. Louis License Collector's Office and The St. Louis Community Empowerment Foundation Hosts Academic Achievement Programs
Students from Six Different SLPS Schools Recognized for Exceptional Performance (see full article)

May 30, 2012 - McMillan Salutes Robbie Montgomery as an Outstanding Woman in Business Leadership
Robbie Montgomery has always been a hit with whatever she has done (see full article)

May 30, 2012 - Michael McMillan Recognizes Vanessa Williams & Her Mother, Helen, during Book Tour
Michael McMillan, License Collector of the City of St. Louis, had the honor of presenting his office's Lifetime Achievement Award to Vanessa Williams and her Mother, along with a host of gifts at the Winning Women's Business Luncheon in Illinois sponsored by Clear Channel Radio (see full article)

April 3, 2012 - St. Louis City License Collector's Office and U.S. Department of Commerce Host Manufacturing Industry Briefing (see full article)

December 23, 2011 - Town Hall Forum Heritage House 2011  Michael McMillan, License Collector, Alderwoman Kacie Starr Tripplett and community partners Bring Services and Gifts for the Holiday Season Town Hall Forum for Senior Citizens at the Heritage House  (see full article)

December 22, 2011 - STLCEF Celebrates Community Achievements for The Holiday Season
Seniors to Children Recognized  (see full article)

December 15, 2011 - License Collector Michael McMillan Responds to St. Louis Metropolitan Sewer District on Inclusion of Minority and Women Owned Businesses  (see full response)

December 5, 2011 - Metro Sentinel Journal Honors Michael P. McMillan with "Yes I Can" Publisher's Award
The Metro Sentinel presented its Publisher's Award to Michael P. McMillan, License Collector of the City of St. Louis.  This award was presented to McMillan for his untiring dedication to community service as an elected official, public servant, community leader and numerous initiatives to inspire excellence in education. (see full article)

December, 2011 - Michael P. McMillan receives Publisher's "Yes I Can" Award from the Metro Sentinel Journal  (see article)

November 1, 2011 - Michael McMillan receives award from NAACP
Michael McMillan receives 40 & Under Freedom Award for Outstanding Achievement in Government from the East St. Louis Chapter of the NAACP. (see full article)

October 31, 2011 - STLCEF and Office of the License Collector Host a Halloween Safety Program at Dunbar Elementary 
Due to reported crimes on Halloween over the years, the St. Louis Community Empowerment Foundation and City License Collector's Office began hosting Halloween Safety Programs.(see article)

September 5, 2011 - License Collector's Office Staff Join Family and Friends in Paying Tribute to Bob Ragsdale
On Saturday September 5, 2011 nine members of the License Collector's Office participated in the Billiken 5k run organized by Saint Louis University and the Saint Louis University Cancer Center. (see full article)

September 2011 - Michael McMillan is Interviewed by Insight2Incite Magazine and Answers the Tough Questions about St. Louis (see full article)

August 26, 2011 - A Year of Achievement Begins with the STLCEF First Day of School Program  (see full article)

August 7, 2011 - The Fifth Annual Licensing and Business Resource Fair Joins Back to School and Community Empowerment Festival
The Fifth Annual Licensing and Business Resource Fair, sponsored by the Office of the License Collector, Michael McMillan and the Office of the Collector of Revenue, Gregory F.X. Daly, was developed to recoup uncollected revenue from businesses that have been delinquent in paying their taxes.  (see full article)

August 7, 2011 - Back to School Community Empowerment Festival Attracts over 13,000 People  (see full article)

August 6, 2011 - Back to School Community Empowerment Festival 
We host this event for over 11,000 residents every summer. It includes the distribution of book bags and school supplies to over 7,500 youth and a multi-focused community fair comprised of over 250 non profit or civic organization provided information about jobs, housing, health and other social services.  All attendees are required to visit all of the resource booths before receiving free items. (see photos)

August 1, 2011 - Academic Achievement Programs 2011
Academic Achievement Programs were held in May and June for students at six (6) different St. Louis Public Schools: Dunbar  (see article)

March 1, 2011 - 2011 Valentines Day Senior Forums
The License Collector's Office continues the Senior Town Hall Forums with an extra special 9 forums for the month of February.(see photos)

November 29, 2010 - License Collector's Office Creates Discount Card for COGIC Convocation Delegates  (see article)

Beyond the call of public service! By Shante "LIFE" Duncan A public servant is someone who holds a government position, but a model public servant is someone who goes above and beyond the call of duty. For St. Louis that someone is Michael McMillan, License Collector for the City of St. Louis.(read full announcement)
Michael McMillan Recognized by Southside Wellness Center
(St. Louis, MO.) - Michael McMillan is only 38 years old, but no one can keep him away from Senior Citizen C enters. About 60 times a year - for 10 years as a St. Louis Alderman and for the past three years as the City's License Collector -- he has quietly visited elderly residents, shunning publicity, but enjoying every exchange.(read full announcement)

License Collector, Michael McMillan, Featured Speaker at MAJIC 104.9 Seminar
In an effort to empower Majic listeners for the New Year, Majic 104.9 is holding a seminar on Financial and Health literacy called "New Year, New You."  License Collector, Michael McMillan, will be featured as one of the speakers to equip new, as well as established business owners and consumers with valuable information.  (read full announcement)

Michael P. McMillan Presents Life-Size Award to Dr. Henry Givens for Lifetime Achievements in Education
(St. Louis, MO) - During the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. State Celebration held at Harris Stowe State University, License Collector Michael P. McMillan made a special presentation of a life size photographic rendering of Dr. and Mrs. Henry Givens as a living commemoration for their contributions as Black History achievers.(read full announcement)

St. Louis Area Senior Citizens Turned the Table on Michael McMillan with a Tribute for Public Service
(St. Louis, MO) – Michael McMillan, License Collector of the City of St. Louis, is known for his passion to support senior citizen initiatives dating back to his teenage years. Annually, he visits over 60 senior citizen facilities to host informational forums and provide them with a host of life essential items, gifts and non-perishable food items. (read full announcement)

Richard Mark and Michael McMillan Recognized as Regional Ambassadors, NAACP East St. Louis Chapter

(St. Louis, MO) – Rev. Johnny Scott, President, NAACP East St. Louis Chapter, is touted for his leadership of one of the largest and oldest chapters in the country. The Chapter is known for its advocacy and inclusiveness for community action.(read full announcement)

McMillan Selected Recipient of the Eisenhower Fellowship

Michael McMillan, the youngest African American City-wide elected official in St. Louis, MO, has been selected among eight national emerging leaders in the United States to receive the International Eisenhower Fellowship. His assignment was completed in Ireland and Paris.(read full announcement)

Michael McMillan Recognized for Non-Profit & Business Leadership

(St. Louis, MO) - From Chairman, Co-Chairman to Honorary titles of the same, McMillan leveraged his philanthropic commitments and volunteerism to help many non-profit organizations. In 2010 alone, his contributions were significant helping to raise nearly a million dollars collectively for the charities he supported. (read full announcement)

Office of the License Collector Convenes the Hotel and Restaurant Industry
License Collector, Michael McMillan, and other city, state and federal officials provided essential information at a free Hotel and Restaurant Industry Briefing. The briefing was held at City Hall in the Kennedy Hearing Room 208.  Attending were General Managers, Finance Managers or Sales/Marketing Executives from hotels and restaurants, presenters, exhibitors and staff. The briefing was highly informative, interactive and customized for these industries.  (read full announcement)

Dunbar Elementary School Presents Educational Achievement Salute to Michael McMillan
Michael McMillan, License Collector of the City of St. Louis, received a multitude of recognitions at DunbarElementary School during its Annual Community Service Awards Program. Five St. Louis Public Schools, three colleges, the STL Community College District, six principals, teachers, and a host of students, college interns and parents, all turned out for a special "this is your life-style" surprise recognition for McMillan.(read full announcement)

19th Ward Welcomes St. Louis Housing Authority's New Headquarters
Michael McMillan, License Collector of the City of St. Louis, Committeeman for the 19th Ward and former Alderman of the 19th Ward for ten consecutive years, joined by current 19th Ward Alderwoman, Marlene Davis, and former Board Chairman of the St. Louis Housing Authority, made a special presentation during the Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies of the new SLHA headquarters located at 3540 Grand Avenue.(read full announcement)

NAACP East St. Louis Chapter celebrates - 56th  Annual Freedom Fund Award Banquet
(East St. Louis, IL) - The East St. Louis Chapter of the NAACP headed by Rev. Johnny Scott, President, is among the top three largest and oldest Chapters in the United States. Its Annual Freedom Fund Awards Dinner is now in its 56th yr. "It's time for diversity; it's time for unity and a time for change and we can't do it without building on our faith," says, Rev. Johnny Scott. During the organizations last convention in Kansas City the Chapter was acknowledged as having one of the largest Lifetime memberships in the country.(read full announcement)

$7,500 Raised in 'Make a Change Haiti' Drive
The American Red Cross at the invitation of the Office of the License Collector, Michael McMillan and staff, partnered for a five-hour "Make a Change for Haiti" Drive in the Rotunda of City Hall. (read full announcement)
City of St. Louis to Host 1st Annual Licensing and Business Resource Fairs
License Collector Michael McMillan and Collector of Revenue Gregory F.X. Daly have teamed up to continue to bring government closer to the community. They are sponsoring three business license and resource fairs throughout the City.   Several economic development assistance agencies will be present along with financial institutions to assist companies in maintaining and expanding their business opportunities in the City. Through these fairs, the business community will learn about the public and private resources designed to encourage their growth. In addition, any business owners in need of a license will have an opportunity to pay any licensing fees.(read full announcement)(*.pdf file)

McMillan Recognizes Thompson Family for Community Service
License Collector Mike McMillan recently presented a Community Service Award to the members of the Thompson family for outstanding service to the community for their charitable work. McMillan presented the award at the recent Kwame Foundation Networking, Social and Civic Engagement Fundraiser.(read full announcement)(*.pdf file)

McMillan Presents Community Service Awards to the St. Louis Public Schools and Civic Organizations for BACK to SCHOOL Initiative
"Often, business owners make their decisions about where to locate based on the quality of the schools in the city's they select. When we contribute to the education of our children, we contribute to the economic vitality of our city. It creates better future employees, future St. Louis business owners and more informed consumers. Children are our future. I applaud the organizations that share that vision," (read full announcement)

News Articles

St. Louis Globe-Alvin Reid, Columnist - (read article) "A Politican Who Keeps His Word"

Metro Sentinel - By Gwendolyn Pennington - (read article)
"Michael McMillan Is Minding His Own Business as a Public Servant. Thank God!"

St. Louis American - (read article)
"McMillan making good on pledges"

St. Louis Post-Dispatch - (read article)
"Collective Wisdom"

St. Louis Business Journal - (read article)
"McMillan helps raise $10,000 for Harris-Stowe Scholarships"

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