The St. Louis Fire Dept.'s newest fireboat: The Stan Musial is expected to arrive in the Port of St. Louis mid-October. The boat will be piloted from the shipyard where it was built, through the Great Lakes to the Port of Chicago, south on the Illinois River to Grafton, where the Illinois meets the mighty Mississippi River, then onto St. Louis. The trip is expected to take about 12 days. More information will be provided as details are finalized.
Rep. William 'Lacy' Clay, Jr. (D-MO) (left) pulls the cover off of a new sign, renaming the Missouri side of the Bernard F. Dickmann bridge over the Mississippi River at St. Louis from Missouri to Illinois, for his father former Rep. William L. 'Bill' Clay, Sr. (right) during ceremonies in St. Louis on Oct. 7, 2013. Standing with Bill Clay are Missouri Governor Jay Nixon and St. Louis Mayor Francis G. Slay. Bill Clay served in Congress from 1968 to 2000. (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)
During the 2013 Mayor's Business Celebration Luncheon on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, Jeffrey Bean of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (l) presented Mayor Francis G. Slay with the PartnerAmerica Small Business Advocate Award from the USCM for his strong support of small- and medium-sized businesses in the City of St. Louis. Mayor Slay is a leader of City and regional initiatives for growing small businesses and entrepreneurship in St. Louis.
The St. Louis Public Safety Partnership received the Mayor's Quality of Life Award during the 2013 Mayor's Business Celebration Luncheon on Oct. 4, 2013. The Partnership combines the talents of University of Missouri-St. Louis' nationally ranked criminologists and St. Louis Metropolitan Police in an effort that is reducing crime rates in the City of St. Louis. The results have been meaningful locally and the partnership now serves as a national model for other urban police departments.
Mayor Francis G. Slay welcomes Amber Gooding to St. Louis as the new DBE Program Manager for the City and Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. Amber comes with great experience nationally in leading community and minority programs, including several years at Nashville International Airport.