Stimulus Advisory Board

The board will advise the mayor on the equitable investment of the $517 million in federal funds allocated to the City of St. Louis.

Overview

The Stimulus Advisory Board will advise and assist Mayor Jones by conducting research, building processes, and providing recommendations designed to ensure that American Rescue Plan funds are invested equitably, in line with the community's priorities, and for maximum transformational impact. The Board is charged with considering:

  • Management & Oversight
  • Direct Relief
  • Process & Planning
  • Data & Evaluation

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Meeting Materials

Stimulus Advisory Board Meeting Materials June 3, 2021
Stimulus Advisory Board Meeting Materials May 15, 2021
Stimulus Advisory Board Meeting Materials May 1, 2021

Documents

Meetings

About the Board

The Stimulus Advisory Board will advise and assist Mayor Jones by conducting research, building processes, and providing recommendations designed to ensure that American Rescue Plan funds are invested equitably, in line with the community's priorities, and for maximum transformational impact. The Board is charged with considering:

  • Management & Oversight, by:

    • reviewing treasury guidance;
    • researching best practices associated with responsible fiscal stewardship;
    • mapping ARPA funding streams; and
    • designing an executive structure designed to promote equity, transparency, accountability to the community and compliance with the relevant law.
  • Direct Relief, by:
    • conducting outreach to marginalized communities & institutional stakeholders in order to;
    • assess the immediate needs of city residents;
    • identify opportunities for impactful interventions; and
    • recommend an actionable direct relief framework.
  • Process & Planning, by:
    • researching best practices for processing and incorporating public input;
    • designing an accessible participatory budgeting process;
    • identifying structural gaps and long term investment priorities and
    • recommending processes designed to empower and engage city residents.
  • Data & Evaluation, by:
    • compiling data and analysis relevant to assessing the urgent needs of the St. Louis region;
    • conducting a thematic analysis of community input received thus far;
    • identifying opportunities to expand data infrastructure in city government;
    • recommending a system for the independent evaluation of stimulus funded programs, including regular reports to city residents.

 

Board Members

  • Kimberly Ann-Collins, State Representative for the 77th District
  • Rodney Boyd, partner with Nexus Group
  • Patrick R. Brown, former Chief of Staff in St. Louis Mayor’s Office and community development executive with Ameren Missouri
  • Ed Bryant, Vice President of Stakeholder Engagement at the United Way
  • Lisa L. Cagle, Director of Innovative Services at Bi-State Development/Metro Transit
  • Brandon L. Comer, Managing Partner, Comer Capital Group
  • David Dwight IV, Executive Director at Forward Through Ferguson
  • Dara Eskridge, Executive Director of Invest STL
  • Vanessa Foster-Cooksey, President & CEO of the Regional Arts Commission
  • Cristina Garmendia, Principal at URBNRX
  • Dr. Megan-Ellyia Green, 15th Ward Alderwoman, City of St. Louis
  • Erica Henderson, Independent Consultant and Strategist, former executive director of St. Louis Promise Zone
  • Grace Kyung, campaign director at COVID-19 Regional Response Team
  • Molly Metzger, senior lecturer at Washington University in St. Louis
  • Sandra M. Moore, Managing Director and Chief Impact Officer with Advantage Capital
  • Arrey Obenson, President and CEO of the International Institute of St. Louis
  • Chris Prener, Professor at St. Louis University
  • Jason Q. Purnell, Vice President of Community Health Improvement for BJC HealthCare and Associate Professor in the Brown School at Washington University
  • Wally Siewert, former Professor of Public Ethics and Director of Civic Engagement at FOCUS St. Louis
  • Blake Strode, Executive Director of ArchCity Defenders
  • Paul Sorenson, Director of St. Louis Regional Data Alliance
  • Mike Talboy, former Missouri State Representative and Director of Governmental Affairs of Burns & McDonnell  
  • Richard von Glahn, Policy Director of Missouri Jobs with Justice
  • Rebecca Weaver, Cities Program Manager at The Nature Conservancy in Missouri
  • Aimee Wehmeier, President of Paraquad
  • Niasha West, Small Business Owner

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