Construction Intake Center

SLATE's Construction Intake Center assists companies working on City of St. Louis construction projects with workforce development

Construction Intake Center is a SLATE program whose purpose is to assist construction project developers and contractors operating in the City of St. Louis achieve workforce development and diversity goals required by City Ordinance 70767 (amended Ordinance 69427).

SLATE's Construction Intake Center maintains a list of eligible construction workers for referral to area contractors. Contractors operating under MSD's First Source Contract need only fill out our Referral Request form and email it to Once we have received your Referral Request Form we will reach out to our applicant pool, screen applications based on your criteria, and then refer the qualified applicants to you. 

If your company is interested in requesting our BUD graduate, please fill out Request for BUD Graduate form. To learn more about SLATE's Construction Skills Training and Building Union Diversity (BUD) program, visit our Construction Skills Training webpage.

To start the MSD First Source process, contact Cassandra Williams, at (314) 657-3599. You may also send an email to 

Questions and requests for assistance and support should be directed to Armand Paulet, SLATE Labor Resource Specialist, at (314) 657-3601.



Ordinance 71217 Final Report
Construction Intake 2019 Annual Report
Construction Ordinance 69427 2017-2018 Annual Report
Construction Ordinance 69427 2016-2017 Annual Report
Construction Ordinance 69427 2016 Annual Report
Construction Ordinance 69427 2015 Annual Report
Construction Ordinance 69427 2014 Annual Report
Construction Ordinance 69427 2013 Annual Report


Business Advisory Council:

Business Advisory Council Agendas and Notes

City of St. Louis Ordinance 69427, Section Eight, requires that the Mayor of the City of St. Louis, in conjunction with the President of the Board of Aldermen, appoint a Community Jobs Board requiring approval from the Board of Aldermen. Ordinance 69427 has expanded the Community Jobs Board from nine seats to a total of thirteen seats. The Community Jobs Board is composed of the following:

  • Two shall be appointees of the Comptroller
  • Two shall be representatives of women construction contractors’
  • associations
  • Two shall be representatives of minority construction contractors’
  • association
  • Three shall be representatives of community and faith-based organizations
  • Two shall be representatives of construction labor unions
  • Two shall be representatives of general and prime construction contractor
  • associations

Letters were sent to the Mayor, President of the Board of Aldermen and the
Comptroller requesting consideration of appointees they desire to be seated on the Community Jobs Board.

The Community Board consists of the following individuals:

  • Henry Johnson III, Carpenter’s Joint Apprenticeship
  • Sal Valadez, LiUNA Midwest Region - EMLDC LECET
  • Kelley Anderson, Comptroller’s Office
  • Tyson Pruitt, Comptroller’s Office
  • Earline Bell, Project Coordinator SLATE
  • Charles Williams, BUD Construction

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