The November League will be held on Thursday, November 21 at the Green Park City Hall, 11100 Mueller Rd # 6, St. Louis, MO 63123; (MAP). Refreshments will be served at 6:30 pm. The meeting will begin promptly at 7:15.
The main business item on the agenda will be the consideration of the Report of the Legislative Affairs Committee to be presented by the Committee Chairman, Councilman Tim Woerther of Wildwood. The report will be emailed or mailed to members in advance of the meeting. See page 6 for the proposed legislative priorities.
Also on the agenda for discussion only will be a proposed bylaws amendment to increase from 10 to 12 the number of elected members to the League’s Executive Board (exclusive of past presidents). In addition, the proposal would establish an attendance policy for Board members. This amendment will be voted on at the January meeting.
Program: Missouri American Water’s President Debbie Dewey and Senior Director Operations for St. Louis County Beth Matthews will provide an overview of the company’s operations and capital investments in St. Louis County, including its program to replace aging water mains, as well as future investment needs. Director of Government Affairs Christine Page will discuss legislation to help the company accelerate its replacement of aging water and sewer infrastructure throughout the state.
Debbie Dewey became president of Missouri American Water in March 2019. She previously served as President of Indiana and Michigan American Water and has held several key positions in the utility, economic development, industrial and small-business sectors. She currently serves on the board of directors for the Missouri Chamber of Commerce & Industry, the Missouri Partnership, and the Hawthorn Foundation.
Beth Matthews has served as senior director of operations in St. Louis County since July 2019, overseeing the company’s four water treatment plants and distribution system that provides drinking water to approximately one million residents in St. Louis County. She most recently served as director of engineering for Illinois and Iowa American Water, and has nearly a decade of experience with the company.
Christine Page has served as Missouri American Water’s director of government affairs since 2014, leading the company’s government relations efforts and legislative strategy. She currently serves on the board of directors for the United Way of Greater St. Louis, chairs the St. Louis Regional Chamber’s Missouri Public Affairs Network, and is a member of the Chamber’s policy council.