March 2014

This category contains 13 posts

County Executive Dooley Calls Great Streets Natural Bridge Initiative a Model for Community Development

More than 200 people gathered recently to celebrate two true regional partnerships in the Normandy Township and on the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) campus. The first is University Square, a new economic development initiative with communities in the township area, and the second was to dedicate Metro’s latest Arts in Transit installation. University Square … Continue reading

Signup Now: Government Academy Begins May 7

It’s that time of year again. For those looking to learn more about how county government functions, St. Louis County Government Academy signup is open. Click here to learn more about the program. Click here to apply.   The academy starts May 7, 2014. There will be an orientation on April 30. Participants will meet each Wednesday … Continue reading

St. Louis County Awarded for Outstanding Strategic Plan

St. Louis County received the 2014 award for “Outstanding Plan Making.” The American Planning Association’s St. Louis Metropolitan Section named the County’s plan, entitled “Imagining Tomorrow for St. Louis County” for representing significant advancement of planning and bringing a greater awareness of the benefits of good planning to the region. There are several award categories. … Continue reading

St. Louis County, AARP Partner for Age-Friendly Survey

Starting March 21, 2014, nearly 6,000 St. Louis County residents age 45 and older will receive a survey from AARP seeking input on a variety of community issues. The AARP funded survey is the first step in St. Louis County’s Age-Friendly Communities initiative, a partnership between St. Louis County Government and AARP Missouri. Through AARP’s … Continue reading

St. Louis Mosaic Project: Skilled Immigrants Connect for Success

Miguel Cedeno, of the Dominican Republic, recently moved to St. Louis when his wife received a job transfer from Nestle Purina. Miguel, like many immigrants in our bi-state region, carries an advanced degree and has extensive work experience outside the United States. Miguel holds a Master’s Degree in Logistics Management with nine years of experience … Continue reading

St. Louis County Board of Elections Reminds Residents of the April 8 Municipal Election

The Board of Elections would like to remind everyone that the General Municipal Election for St. Louis County will be held on Tuesday, April 8, 2014.  This election allows registered voters in the St. Louis County region the opportunity to vote on candidates, issues and propositions within their respective municipalities, Fire and/or School Districts. The … Continue reading

See What’s New with St. Louis County Parks & Recreation

Take a look at St. Louis County Parks & Recreation March happenings. The 1905 FIAT Returns to St. Louis  Every car has history, and the 1905 FIAT returned to St. Louis to share a little bit of its own. It was on view at the Museum of Transportation on March 1 for a limited viewing … Continue reading

St. Louis County Volunteer Corner

From walking dogs to helping keep our parks clean, there is a plethora of volunteer opportunities throughout St. Louis County. Check out a couple below:  St. Louis County Animal Care & Control As it begins to warm consider a way to give back and exercise. Walk a pet in need of a little attention. Saint Louis … Continue reading

Help Seniors Age Smart, Age Well

The Age Smart, Age Well computer class is seeking volunteers knowledgeable of computer technology to  teach computer education classes to participants age 50 and older. The computer class volunteer will help participants understand how to use smart phones, social media, SKYPE, Picasa, and PhotoImpact in small group settings. The classes are hosted at different locations … Continue reading

Income Tax Preparation Available for County Seniors

The St. Louis County Department of Human Services’ County Older Resident Programs (CORP) is offering free tax preparation for 2013 forms. The free help is available for simple 2013 Federal and State income tax forms and the Missouri Property Tax Credit Claim (Mo-PTC or “Circuit Breaker”). Qualifying participants must be St.  Louis County Residents, 60 … Continue reading