The next meeting will be hosted by the City of Maryland Heights at the new Community Center located at, 2300 McKelvey Road, Maryland Heights, Mo., 63043; (MAP). The new, $30 million, 90,0000 square foot facility opened last fall. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 pm and the meeting will begin at 7:15 pm.
The main agenda items will be the election of officers and board members for the 2018-19 year and the consideration of proposed bylaws changes relating to the adoption of police standards for League membership. These items will be mailed or emailed to members.
Program: The East-West Gateway Council of Governments is the federally designated metropolitan planning organization for the city of St. Louis and the surrounding seven counties. East-West Gateway is responsible for approximately $900 million annually in transportation and other regional projects that require federal funding. East-West Gateway Council of Governments (EWG) was incorporated in 1965 to provide a forum for cooperative problem-solving and the coordinated development of regional policy.
Jim Wild the Executive Director of East-West Gateway will be presenting an update on some of the initiatives and programs offered by EWG. Jim has worked at the agency since 1993, first as a transportation analyst. In 1994 he was appointed manager of project programming, in 2000 he became division manager, and in 2009 he was named senior manager. He also managed the development and implementation of Connected 2045 – the Long Range Transportation Plan for the St. Louis Region, and a Transportation Improvement Program for the region.
Prior to coming to East-West Gateway in 1993, Wild worked at the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission, the metropolitan planning organization for Peoria, Ill. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Community and Regional Planning from Iowa State University in 1990. Wild is married, has four children and lives in St. Louis County.