November 2013

This category contains 15 posts

Homebuyer Assistance Program in St. Louis County | November 2013

The St. Louis County Office of Community Development has been investing a special allocation of federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) funding in the acquisition and rehabilitation of vacant foreclosed properties in targeted areas of the County.  Our investment in these properties has helped stabilize property values and preserve declining neighborhoods.  When these rehabbed homes are sold to … Continue reading

How “Make-A-Difference” Month Made A Difference In St. Louis County

Thank you to all the county employees and volunteers that came out to support all the efforts around our “Make-A-Difference” month activities.  The time that you invested in this years activities really made a difference in the lives of your neighbors, and in communities across St. Louis County. Want to see proof…? Click Here to DOWNLOAD … Continue reading

Laumeier Park Breaks New Ground

On Wednesday, October 23, the Laumeier Board of Directors, together with St. Louis County, St. Louis County Parks and the Aronson Family, ceremoniously broke ground on construction of a new gallery building and renovation of the 1917 Estate House, marking Phase II of Laumeier’s Capital Campaign. While donors, city and county officials and the public … Continue reading

ADOPT-A-FAMILY | You Too Can Make A Difference

St. Louis County’s Adopt-a-Family project pairs individuals or groups from the community with families in need to provide food, clothing, toys, household items, and help with utilities during the Holidays. Each year, St. Louis County Government employees are joined by businesses, faith-based groups and private citizens to make this worthwhile effort a success. The Department … Continue reading

Easy Tool To Understand The County Budget

On November 4th, the County launched the Fiscal Focus web application (fiscalfocus.stlouisco.com).  Fiscal Focus is an easy-to-understand budget visualization tool which provides appropriations and expenditures from 1993 through the County Executive’s 2014 Recommended Budget.  This application seeks to make the budget more transparent and accessible and engage citizens in the budget discussion. Fiscal Focus allows … Continue reading

Expanded Mental Health Services For County Children And Youth

This fall, the St. Louis County Children’s Service Fund Board awarded over $97 million to sixty nonprofit and government agencies to provide mental health and substance abuse services to St. Louis County children, youth, and families. The board awarded funds to 54 currently-funded agencies and 6 new partner agencies. This was the fourth funding cycle … Continue reading

Tax Time Is (Almost) Here

It is that time of the year again: Leaves are turning, the air is getting cooler – and pretty soon property tax bills will start to arrive in mailboxes all over St. Louis County. The Collector of Revenue’s office is getting ready to start the printing and mailing process of first real, and then personal … Continue reading

Becoming An Ambassador = Creating Change

When I signed up to be an ambassador for the St Louis Mosaic Project, I wasn’t exactly sure what I would find. But what I did find was a group of people just like me; eager, willing, diverse, educated and wanting to make a difference in our community.  Simply walking into the main hall of … Continue reading

St. Louis County Employees Continue to Give Back

The 2014 Charity Drive kicked off on Wednesday, October 16th as a part of Wonderful Wednesday, hosted by the St. Louis County Parks Department.  Last year, employees pledged almost $110,000 to area charities.  This year, employees have asked to be able to contribute to eleven charities. “St. Louis County is a wonderful place to work … Continue reading

Health Department Urges All Residents To Get Vaccinated Against Seasonal Flu

Flu season has arrived and the Saint Louis County Department of Health is urging all residents six months of age and older be vaccinated against the seasonal flu. Even those who aren’t worried about catching the flu should be vaccinated. “For many, flu is just an inconvenience, but for some it can be life threatening,” … Continue reading