Since its creation in 1918 by six St. Louis County municipalities, the Municipal League's goals have been to strengthen the quality of municipal government in the St. Louis metropolitan area; to provide a cooperative vehicle for joint action and representation of the needs of municipal governments to County, State and Federal officials and agencies; and to assist member governments in their efforts to solve problems of contemporary urban life.
Today, League members represent over 90% of the population in St. Louis County. The St. Louis County Municipal League is a county-wide, nonpartisan, voluntary, not-for-profit corporation. The league develops positions through an extensive committee structure.
Seven general membership meetings are held each year at which programs of municipal interest are presented and League policy is debated and decided by all members.
The membership elects an eleven member Executive Board which consists of the President, Vice President, Finance Chairman, Immediate Past President and seven other members, all of whom must hold an elected position within their respective municipalities. A staff of three full-time employees manages the day-to-day activities of the League.
The mission of St. Louis County Municipal is to provide a vehicle for cooperation in formulating and promoting municipal policy at the federal, state, and local levels for the purpose of enhancing the welfare and common destiny of municipalities citizens. The League will provide effective leadership and decision making in a regional context through facilitation with other organizations and systems. Furthermore, the League will offer timely assistance to members by researching and disseminating information on topics of importance.
Municipal League Organization
The League membership elects an Executive Board of thirteen members to guide activities and programs during the year. Seven general membership meetings are held where all members have a voice in policy decisions of the League. Membership dues and votes are based essentially on population.
The League serves as the municipal representative on many regional boards, guaranteeing the municipal perspectives are heard in the community.
A full-time executive director and staff are located in Clayton, Missouri. The expenses of the League are principally provided through membership dues.
Services of the League
• Publications - In addition to the Directory of Municipal Officials of St. Louis County and the monthly Newsletter, which communicates up-to- date informational items, the League also publishes special reports of current importance. The County League assists the Missouri Municipal League, local universities and other agencies in the collection of data which is in turn, made available to the membership.
• Research - The League maintains an updated collection of reference materials on wide variety of subjects of municipal interest. Copies of current reports, ordinances, court decisions, etc., are obtained to assist member municipalities in their informational needs.
• Legislation - During the legislative session, the League provides copies of bills to members, tracks important legislation, testifies on League priorities and provides updates to members.
The St. Louis County Municipal League is affiliated with the Missouri Municipal League, and represents the municipalities of St. Louis County on the Board of the East-West Gateway Coordinating Council and other metropolitan and countywide agencies and groups.
121 South Meramec Avenue • Clayton, Missouri 63105 • Phone (314) 726-4747 • Fax (314) 726-1520