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Welcome to CitiesStrong

A Nonprofit Alliance Supporting Regional Collaboration & Local Decision-Making


Welcome to CitiesStrong, an alliance of former and current municipal officials from St. Louis County. We are united in advocating regional collaboration, local decision-making and hometown pride in our distinctive communities. We welcome creative and willing collaboration to better serve our citizens. We are a source of credible and complete research and information about the respective roles of local governments that are closest to our citizens. Please join us!

CitiesStrong Board

CitiesStrong has a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of former and current city leaders and educators, united in advocacy for regional collaboration, local decision-making and hometown pride.

Joe Adams
State Representative; former University City mayor; past president, St. Louis County Municipal League and Missouri Municipal League
Susan Ankenbrand
Former Ferguson council member
Jean Antoine
Former Olivette mayor
R. Jon Bopp
Former Ballwin mayor; Planning and Zoning chair, Wildwood
James Brasfield
Former Crestwood mayor; past president, St. Louis County Municipal League; Professor emeritus, Webster University
Matt Conley
City administrator, St. Ann
Scott Douglass
Mayor of Clarkson Valley; past president, St. Louis County Municipal League
Tim Fischesser
Retired executive director, St. Louis County Municipal League
Bert Gates
Former Shrewsbury mayor; former president, St. Louis County Municipal League
Monica Huddleston
Former Greendale mayor; board member, Great Rivers Greenway
E. Terrence Jones
Professor of political science and public policy administration, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Keith Krieg
Mayor of Frontenac
George Liyeos
Former Rock Hill city administrator
Viola Murphy
Mayor of Cool Valley
Bill Nolan
Former Sunset Hills mayor
Kyra Watson
Former Berkeley mayor
Gerry Welch
Mayor of Webster Groves; past president, St. Louis County Municipal League and Missouri Municipal League; Associate Professor Emeritus, Economics, St. Louis Community College
Chief Carl Wolf
Retired Police Chief, Hazelwood; Past Vice President-Treasurer International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)

Studies

CitiesStrong Analysis: Better Together Study Comparing St. Louis Region To Other Metro Areas Left Out More Than Half A Billion Dollars In Indianapolis Government Spending
New Study Finds St. Louis Region’s Citizens Actually Pay Less Per Capita For Local Government Compared To Indianapolis Area

CitiesStrong in the News


Join Us

Join our alliance to promote regional collaboration, local decision-making and hometown pride.


CitiesStrong Board

CitiesStrong has a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of former and current city leaders and educators, united in advocacy for regional collaboration, local decision-making and hometown pride.

Joe Adams
State Representative; former University City mayor; past president, St. Louis County Municipal League and Missouri Municipal League
Susan Ankenbrand
Former Ferguson council member
Jean Antoine
Former Olivette mayor
R. Jon Bopp
Former Ballwin mayor; Planning and Zoning chair, Wildwood
James Brasfield
Former Crestwood mayor; past president, St. Louis County Municipal League; Professor emeritus, Webster University
Matt Conley
City administrator, St. Ann
Scott Douglass
Mayor of Clarkson Valley; past president, St. Louis County Municipal League
Tim Fischesser
Retired executive director, St. Louis County Municipal League
Bert Gates
Former Shrewsbury mayor; former president, St. Louis County Municipal League
Monica Huddleston
Former Greendale mayor; board member, Great Rivers Greenway
E. Terrence Jones
Professor of political science and public policy administration, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Keith Krieg
Mayor of Frontenac
George Liyeos
Former Rock Hill city administrator
Viola Murphy
Mayor of Cool Valley
Bill Nolan
Former Sunset Hills mayor
Kyra Watson
Former Berkeley mayor
Gerry Welch
Mayor of Webster Groves; past president, St. Louis County Municipal League and Missouri Municipal League; Associate Professor Emeritus, Economics, St. Louis Community College
Chief Carl Wolf
Retired Police Chief, Hazelwood; Past Vice President-Treasurer International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)