Please join us for the first of two Crime Prevention Summits. On March 31st, St. Louis Metro Police Department Chief of Police Hayden, Neighborhood Development Executive Dottie McDowell, and representatives from SLACO, Employment Connection, and the Neighborhood Stabalization Team will speak with north side residents about safety concerns and how we can collectively work to address them. Free continental breakfast and lunch will be served and we look forward to seeing you there!
What a great turnout of stakeholders looking for ways to prevent crime and promote public safety in the Penrose, O’Fallon, and Fairground neighborhoods, and the rest of St. Louis City! Engaged citizens, elected officials, police officers, and service providers showed up early on a Saturday morning and stayed into the early afternoon for this great coming together. Thanks to everyone that came to listen and to participate–let’s continue the momentum and keep improving the city and neighborhoods we call home. Among others, we were pleased to be joined by St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson, State Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, 21st Ward Alderman John Collins-Muhammad, 3rd Ward Alderman Brandon Bosley, State Rep. Steven Roberts, State Rep. Michael Butler, State Rep. Bruce Franks Jr., State Rep. Joshua Peters, Executive Director of the Community Development Administration (CDA) Alana Green, Neighborhood Development Executive of the Neighborhood Stabilization Team (NST) Dotti McDowell, acting St. Louis Police Chief Lt. Col. Lawrence O’Toole, St. Louis Police Sgt. Johnson, Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner, Neighborhood Leadership Academy Director Claire Wolff, St. Louis Association of Community Organizations (SLACO) Executive Director Kevin McKinney, and of course our very own NNA Executive Director Sal Martinez.
St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson
State Sen. Jamilah Nasheed
North Newstead Association (NNA) Executive Director Sal Martinez and 21st Ward Alderman John Collins-Muhammad
21st Ward Alderman John Collins-Muhammad
3rd Ward Alderman Brandon Bosley
State Rep. Steven Roberts
State Rep. Michael Butler
State Rep. Bruce Franks
Executive Director of the Community Development Administration (CDA) Alana Green
Neighborhood Development Executive of the Neighborhood Stabilization Team (NST) Dotti McDowell
State Rep. Joshua Peters
Acting St. Louis Police Chief Lt. Col. Lawrence O’Toole
St. Louis Police Sgt. Johnson
Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner
Neighborhood Leadership Academy Director Claire Wolff
St. Louis Association of Community Organizations (SLACO) Executive Director Kevin McKinney
Aldermen Dan Guenther (9th Ward), Brandon Bosley (3rd Ward), and John Collins-Muhammad (21st Ward) joined residents and folks from the North Newstead Association and Brightside St. Louis (Operation Brightside) to clean up and beautify the butterfly garden in O’Fallon Park. The butterfly garden beautification just out front of the O’Fallon Park Rec Complex/O’Fallon Park YMCA was made possible thanks to the residents, Aldermen, and event sponsors Brightside St. Louis (Operation Brightside) and the St. Louis Philanthropic Organization. Thanks to everyone who came out and made this possible!
North Newstead Association sponsored lunch for 54 seniors from O’Fallon, JeffVanderLou, Carr Square, and Columbus Square as part of the Bringing It Together. Last year more than 1,000 seniors took part in enjoying music, dancing, food, and inter-generational activities with youth and this year had a great turnout too! We were happy to work with other organizations including the Southside Senior Citizens Center and the other event collaborators.
Join us for the Crime Prevention Summit held at the O’Fallon Park Rec Center (4343 W. Florissant Ave.) on Saturday, June 10th. Free continental breakfast and lunch will be served. We will be joined by many special guest presenters including acting Police Commissioner Lt. Colonel Lawrence M. O’Toole, Mayor Lyda Krewson, Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner, and others, as well as a number of special invited guests including Aldermen Brandon Bosley and John Collins-Muhammad in addition to Representative Steven Roberts. Please see the flyer below for more information.
On May 17th, Penrose and Fairground neighborhood association presidents as well as representatives from the O’Fallon neighborhood association met with area service providers, 3rd Ward Alderman Brandon Bosley, and 21st Ward Alderman John Collins-Muhammad’s Chief of Staff Tory Russell (John Collins-Muhammad had a prior engagement and wasn’t able to attend our discussion) to explore the conditions, strengths, and concerns in these neighborhoods. The two-hour meeting was filled with productive brainstorming and conversation. We appreciate all those who came out and thanks to Barbara Levin and the Alliance for Building Capacity for organizing and coordinating the meeting. The blue post-it notes are strengths the group identified and yellow post-it notes were concerns or issues the group identified. Are there strengths that the group missed? Do you have concerns that the group didn’t bring up? Please let us know!