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Mayor Krewson Joined By National Security Officials for Tour of Next NGA West Headquarters Site
Officials briefed preparations to transfer NGA site, redevelop neighborhoods and establish St. Louis as the center for geospatial intelligence
Press release | Office of the Mayor | 08/17/2018

On the Map: Charlton H. Tandy & Tandy Park
Located in the Ville neighborhood, Tandy Park is named for Charlton H. Tandy, a Civil War veteran and tireless crusader for civil rights in St. Louis
News/Announcement | Office of the Mayor,Division of Parks | 08/15/2018

City of St. Louis Issues A Record $1.14 Billion in Building Permits for Fiscal Year 2018
Value of 2018 Projects Is 86 Percent Increase Over Fiscal Year 2017
Press release | Office of the Mayor | 07/31/2018

Prop 1 Asks Voters to Consider a $50 Million No-Tax-Increase Bond Issue for Capital Improvements
Voters will decide whether to approve a bond issue that would replace old vehicles, repair & renovate aging facilities & upgrade outdated technology.
News/Announcement | Office of the Mayor | 07/18/2018

On the Map: Black Rep
This edition of On the Map focuses on the Black Repertory Theater, the largest professional black theater company in the country.
News/Announcement | Office of the Mayor | 07/17/2018

Mayor Krewson Announces Search for Director of the St. Louis Department of Health
Krewson announced Monday that a search will begin immediately to find a director to lead the City’s Health Department
Press release | Office of the Mayor,Department of Health | 07/02/2018

On the Map: Lynch's Slave Pens
Lynch’s Slave Pens were holding places for enslaved men, women, and children before they were sold at slave markets in downtown St. Louis
News/Announcement | Office of the Mayor,Planning & Urban Design Agency | 06/15/2018

Board of Estimate and Apportionment Approves Contract for Advisor Team as City Considers Privatizing the Management and Operation of St. Louis Lambert International Airport
This advisor team includes local and national experts with experience in all aspects of public-private partnerships
Press release | Office of the Mayor,Board of Estimate and Apportionment | 06/13/2018

City to Terminate Agreement with Northside Regeneration, LLC
Claims developer in default of Redevelopment Agreement.
Press release | Office of the Mayor,St. Louis Development Corporation | 06/12/2018

City Announces the Start of the “School's Out Café” Summer Meal Program Free Breakfast and Lunch for Young People up to Age 18
Mayor announces that the City of St. Louis' School’s Out Café, will provide free breakfast and lunch, to youth groups this summer.
News/Announcement | Youth and Family Services Division,Office of the Mayor | 06/07/2018

St. louis Memorial Day Weekend
Honoring those Americans who gave their lives in military service to our nation
Press release | Office of the Mayor | 05/25/2018

On the Map: Rosebud Cafe
A popular spot for St. Louis ragtime musicians at the turn of the twentieth century owned by Tom Turpin.
News/Announcement | Office of the Mayor,Planning & Urban Design Agency | 05/15/2018

City of St Louis to Plant 500 Trees in Four City Parks
St. Louis and several community partners will plant trees as part of a community tree planting initiative with the Partners for Places program.
Press release | Office of the Mayor | 05/04/2018

On the Map: Mary Meachum Freedom Crossing
The third featured place in the On the Map series is the Mary Meachum Freedom Crossing on the Mississippi Greenway along the St. Louis riverfront
News/Announcement | Office of the Mayor,Planning & Urban Design Agency | 04/23/2018

Free Gun Locks at City Hall April 27th 2018
Free gun locks will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27 at St. Louis City Hall.
Press release | Office of the Mayor | 04/20/2018

Mayor Lyda Krewson Announces Launch of Bike Share in the City of St. Louis
Lime Bike and OFO to Begin Operations Monday April 16. Companies to Prioritize Access for Low-Income Communities.
Press release | Office of the Mayor,Department of Streets | 04/16/2018

Media Advisory: Mayor Krewson to Announce Launch of Bike Share in St. Louis
Mayor Lyda Krewson will host a press conference at 9 a.m. Monday, April 16, 2018 at Kiener Plaza to announce St. Louis's new bike share agreements.
News/Announcement | Office of the Mayor,Department of Streets | 04/13/2018

On the map Du-Good Chemical Laboratories and Manufacturers
Did you know South Jefferson was home to important scientific advancement under the leadership of Lincoln Diuguid?
News/Announcement | Office of the Mayor,Planning & Urban Design Agency | 03/21/2018

City Releases Preliminary Resilience Assessment
Developed with Contributions from over 1,300 Community Members, Assessment Identifies Five Focus Areas for City’s Resilience Efforts
Press release | Office of the Mayor | 03/13/2018

Mayor Lyda Krewson Appoints Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Officer
CTO and CIO Will Address Technology Gaps and Opportunities Within City Government and St. Louis At-Large
Press release | Office of the Mayor,Information Technology Services Agency | 03/12/2018

On the Map: Black History in St. Louis Lewis Place
To commemorate Black History throughout the year, we will be sharing the stories of places in our city.
News/Announcement | Office of the Mayor,Planning & Urban Design Agency | 02/27/2018

Mayor Krewson Joins Mayors From Across the Country Opposing the Clean Power Plan Repeal
Mayor Joins Hundreds of Mayors Urging Trump Administration to Act on Climate
Press release | Office of the Mayor | 02/20/2018

Value of Projects with New Building Permits Soars in January
8 Wards Already Surpassing Total FY17 Development Value
Press release | Office of the Mayor,Building Division | 02/14/2018

Downtown STL Inc. Launching Test of Last Mile Microtransit Service
Downtown STL, Inc. Launching Test of Last Mile Microtransit Service in Downtown
Press release | Office of the Mayor | 02/12/2018

St. Louis Hosts First-ever 100 Resilient Cities ‘CoLab’ as the City Prioritizes Equitable Economic Development
Event brings together Municipal leaders from St. Louis, Tulsa, Nashville, and Chicago, private sector companies and other experts.
Press release | Office of the Mayor | 02/08/2018

Mayor Krewson's Update on Airport Privatization Pilot Program
City seeking authorization to explore participation in the Airport Privatization Pilot Program
News/Announcement | Office of the Mayor | 01/26/2018

Cristina Garmendia Hired as City of St. Louis’ Equity Indicators Project Manager
Mayor Lyda Krewson announced that Cristina Garmendia has been hired as Equity Indicators Project Manager
Press release | Office of the Mayor | 01/24/2018

City of St Louis Winter Outreach and Shelter Operations in Effect starting Thursday January 11th
With freezing temperatures expected Mayor asks that citizens check on their neighbors, elderly, or the sick.
Press release | Office of the Mayor,Department of Human Services | 01/11/2018

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Celebration
Holiday Observed Monday, January 15, 2018 
Press release | St. Louis Art Museum,Office of the Mayor | 01/11/2018

City of St Louis Extends Winter Shelter and Outreach Operations through Saturday
Increased Outreach and Shelter Beds Available
Press release | Office of the Mayor,Department of Human Services | 01/02/2018

City leaders ask the public's help to keep people safe during extreme temperatures
With freezing temperatures expected Mayor asks that citizens check on their neighbors, elderly, or the sick.
Press release | Office of the Mayor,Department of Human Services | 01/01/2018

Mayor Lyda Krewson and Director of Public Safety Jimmie Edwards Appoint John Hayden as Police Commissioner
Mayor Lyda Krewson and Director of Public Safety Jimmie Edwards have appointed John Hayden as police commissioner, effective immediately
Press release | Office of the Mayor | 12/28/2017

Winter Outreach and Shelter Operations in Effect for the City of St Louis
Winter outreach and shelter operations will be in effect for the City of St. Louis through Monday, January 1st
Press release | Office of the Mayor,Homeless Services | 12/27/2017

Mayor Lyda Krewson and Public Safety Director Jimmie Edwards Call for Increased Community Engagement to Help Combat Gun Violence
Private Groups funding Gun Buyback Saturday at Omega Center from 9a.m. - 3p.m.
Press release | Office of the Mayor,Department of Public Safety | 12/20/2017

Police Commissioner Six Finalist
The following six applicants are the finalists in consideration to be named the next police commissioner of the City of St. Louis.
Press release | Department of Public Safety,Office of the Mayor | 12/14/2017

City to host police chief candidate town hall
The City of St. Louis is hosting a moderated town hall for police chief candidates.
Press release | Office of the Mayor | 12/13/2017

City of St Louis Winter Outreach and Shelter Operations in Effect for Thursday December 7th
Winter outreach and shelter operations will be in effect for the City of St. Louis on Thursday, December 7th.
Press release | Office of the Mayor,Department of Human Services | 12/07/2017

Mayor Lyda Krewson appoints 8th Ward Alderman Stephen Conway as city assessor
Conway, 60, a lawyer and a certified professional accountant, will begin effective November 27.
Press release | Office of the Mayor,Office of the Assessor | 11/27/2017

2017 St. Louis City Thanksgivings Events
Happy Thanksgiving!
Press release | Office of the Mayor | 11/20/2017

City and Partners Roll Out Project To Reduce Building Energy Use
The OLGA Award honors innovative government programs that significantly contribute to the public sector.
Press release | Office of the Mayor | 11/17/2017

Statement from Mayor Lyda Krewson on Passage of Proposition P
By passing Prop P we took a step toward making a safer St. Louis a reality
Press release | Office of the Mayor | 11/07/2017

Mayor Krewson Appoints Irene Agustin New Director of Human Services
Agustin previously served as the department’s chief program manager for the Division of Homeless Services.
Press release | Office of the Mayor,Department of Human Services | 10/24/2017

St Louis Awarded a perfect 100 score in the Human Rights Campaign Municipal Equality Index
The Human Rights Campaign has awarded the City of St. Louis a perfect 100 score on the Municipal Equality Index.
Press release | Office of the Mayor | 10/24/2017

Chicago Mayor Emanuel Announces 17 Cities Now Host EPA Climate Change Information
City of St. Louis hosts the EPA Climate Change Information at https://climatechange.stlouis-mo.gov/
Press release | Office of the Mayor | 10/22/2017

Citizen Advisory Committee to hold public meeting Tuesday October 24th 2017
The committee will go into a executive session to discuss the logistics of the upcoming interviews for a police commissioner.
Press release | Office of the Mayor | 10/19/2017

St. Louis is joining the federal Smart Cities Initiative
The City of St. Louis is joining the federal Smart Cities Initiative
News/Announcement | Office of the Mayor,Information Technology Services Agency | 10/16/2017

Circuit Judge Jimmie M Edwards New Director of Public Safety
St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson Appoints Circuit Judge Jimmie M. Edwards Director of Public Safety
Press release | Office of the Mayor,Department of Public Safety | 10/13/2017

St Louis Agency on Training and Employment (SLATE) pledges to Skill up 500 people in 100 Days
St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment (SLATE) announced today an effort to train or certify 500 St. Louis residents in 100 days.
Press release | Office of the Mayor,St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment | 09/28/2017

Mayor Krewson and Chief O'Toole call for independent investigation into Police Department's response to demonstrations
Mayor and Police Chief pledge investigation of St. Louis City Police Department’s response to demonstrations and civil disobedience.
Press release | Office of the Mayor,Metropolitan St. Louis Police Department | 09/27/2017

Rich Bradley on Kenneth Calvert’s “Cornerstones of Courage and Culture” Mural
Statement from Board of Public Service President
News/Announcement | Board of Public Service,Office of the Mayor | 09/25/2017

Set the PACE St. Louis Closes $10mm PACE Clean-energy Project in Grand Center Arts District
Started in the summer of 2013, Set the PACE St. Louis is a part of the City's award-winning sustainability plan.
Press release | Office of the Mayor | 09/22/2017

The Ferguson Commission Report is Our Way Forward
By Mayor Lyda Krewson
Press release | Office of the Mayor,St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment | 09/22/2017

St. Louis holds an opportunity to lead the way: My thoughts on the last few days
by Lyda Krewson
Press release | Office of the Mayor | 09/19/2017

Update: Mayor Krewson Postpones Town Hall Meetings
Mayor Lyda Krewson postpones remaining Town Hall meetings.
Press release | Office of the Mayor | 09/19/2017

Saturday Update from Mayor Krewson
Mayor Lyda Krewson, on Saturday, offered these thoughts on the protests from Friday night.
News/Announcement | Office of the Mayor | 09/16/2017

Mayor Krewsons statement on verdict
Mayor Krewson's statement on verdict
Press release | Office of the Mayor | 09/15/2017

City of St. Louis files lawsuit to challenge April 4, 2017 election result on Proposition NS
The lawsuit asks the court to order the Board of Election Commissioners to certify that the April 4 ballot issue passed.
Press release | Office of the Mayor,Land Reutilization Authority | 09/07/2017

Mayor Krewson's Shares Some Thoughts About the Upcoming Stockley Verdict
The mayor's office does not know the outcome of the case or when the verdict will be announced.
Press release | Office of the Mayor | 09/05/2017

City and BJC to Open Forest Park Parkway at Kingshighway
Mayor Lyda Krewson will cut the ribbon to mark the grand opening
Press release | Office of the Mayor,Department of Streets | 08/31/2017

Mayor Krewson Appoints Jamie Wilson
Mayor replaces former Director of Department of Streets Steve Runde with Jamie Wilson.
Press release | Office of the Mayor,Department of Streets | 08/30/2017

SLATE Awarded $1.1 million YouthBuild Grant
Award is through the Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration (DOL-ETA)
Press release | Office of the Mayor,St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment | 08/25/2017

Mayor Krewson Appoints New City Supply Commissioner
Mayor Krewson has appointed Pamela Kuehling as City of St. Louis Supply Commissioner.
Press release | Office of the Mayor | 08/16/2017

Mayor Krewson Announces New City Appointees
Four New Appointees Named
Press release | Office of the Mayor | 08/10/2017

Mayor Krewson's Response To Missouri NAACP's Travel Advisory
Mayor Krewson opposes Senate Bill 43 and all legislation that removes protections from discrimination
Press release | Office of the Mayor | 08/04/2017

Progress on Future NGA Site
Kolb Grading LLC Awarded Final Site Preparation Contract
News/Announcement | St. Louis Development Corporation,Office of the Mayor | 07/28/2017

Updated Statement on MSI
Update on access to air conditioning at the Medium Security Institution (MSI) at 7600 North Hall Street.
News/Announcement | Office of the Mayor,Medium Security Institution | 07/22/2017

Water Main Break Could Result in Warmer Building Temperatures Downtown
A water main break at 13th and Convention streets has resulted in a drop in water pressure in cooling towers in some downtown buildings.
Press release | Office of the Mayor,Water Division | 07/21/2017

EPA Air Monitors Detect No Airborne Asbestos Around Clemens House Fire Site
Additional air monitoring stations will continue testing throughout the week.
News/Announcement | Department of Health,Office of the Mayor | 07/20/2017

City's Minimum Wage Ordinance Remains Effective and Enforceable until August 28, 2017
Covered employers are obligated under the law to comply with the City's minimum wage rate until August 28, 2017.
Press release | Office of the Mayor | 07/19/2017

Progress on Future NGA Site: Minority Union Contractor Awarded Demolition of Shoe Building
Salvaged Brick to be Used on Next NGA West Site
Press release | St. Louis Development Corporation,Office of the Mayor | 07/07/2017

Citizen Advisory Committee to Host Second Public Forum
Media Advisory
Press release | Office of the Mayor | 07/07/2017

City of St. Louis Has Reached a Settlement With the Civil War Museum
Mayor Krewson will be available to answer questions at 11 a.m. today in Room 200 at City Hall.
Press release | Office of the Mayor | 06/26/2017

Mayor's Statement on Today's Court Ruling
Mayor's Statement on Today's Court Ruling on the ownership of and disposition of the Confederate Monument.
Press release | Office of the Mayor | 06/19/2017

Citizen Advisory Committee to Host Public Forums
Media Advisory
Press release | Office of the Mayor | 06/19/2017

Mayor Emanuel Announces 12 Other Cities Join Chicago to Publish EPA Climate Change Information
City of St. Louis publishes https://climatechange.stlouis-mo.gov/
Press release | Office of the Mayor | 06/11/2017

Mayor Krewson Launches Citywide Initiative to Measure Progress Toward Equity
Equity is a Priority for the City of St. Louis
Press release | Office of the Mayor | 06/07/2017

Citizen Advisory Committee Announced to Assist Search for City Police Chief
Mayor Lyda Krewson has formed a Citizen Advisory Committee that will help guide the City during the search for a new chief of police
Press release | Office of the Mayor,Metropolitan St. Louis Police Department | 05/25/2017

STL Youth Jobs Receives $297,000 from the Citi Foundation and the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund to Expand Summer Jobs and Financial Literacy
STL Youth Jobs engages young adults in meaningful employment to reduce crime, increase academic success and build skills to build a lasting career. 
Press release | Office of the Mayor | 05/23/2017

Mayor Krewson to Hold Press Conference Announcing Expansion of STL Youth Jobs Program
STL Youth Jobs receives $297,000 from Citi Foundation to expand summer jobs and financial literacy
Press release | Office of the Mayor | 05/22/2017

St. Louis City Named a Silver Level Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists
The designation is an upgrade from the City's previous Bronze Level designation.
News/Announcement | Department of Streets,Office of the Mayor | 05/12/2017

City nears completion of comprehensive 2017 property reassessment
Notices are expected to be mailed on or around May 10.
Press release | Office of the Assessor,Office of the Mayor | 05/09/2017

Safety Tips for Flood Cleanup Workers
The City of St. Louis Department of Health joins OSHA in reminding citizens that the dangers of flooding don’t end when the rains stops.
Press release | Office of the Mayor,Division of Health | 05/02/2017

MSD Ready for Storms
Offers tips to protect homes and property from heavy rainfall
Press release | Office of the Mayor,Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District | 04/28/2017

St. Louis to Participate in Airport Privatization Pilot Program
Acceptance into the program allows the city to begin negotiations with private entities wishing to operate the airport.
Press release | St. Louis Lambert International Airport,Office of the Mayor | 04/24/2017

Inauguration Day in the City of St. Louis
Swearing in ceremonies will take place on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 for the Office of Mayor, Comptroller and various members of the Board of Aldermen
News/Announcement | Office of the Mayor,Board of Aldermen,Office of the Comptroller | 04/17/2017

To Schedule Interviews with the Mayor contact:

Office of the Mayor

(314) 622-3201

1200 Market, City Hall, Room 200
St. Louis, Missouri 63103

8 AM - 5 PM
Monday through Friday

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