Sal Martinez serves as the Executive Director of the North Newstead Association. Prior to serving as the Executive Director of the North Newstead Association, Sal received a Bachelor of Science in Urban Education from Harris-Stowe State College while serving as a liaison to many local social service and non-profit agencies. Mr. Martinez has held leadership positions with the Grand Rock Community Economic Development Corporation, the St. Louis Housing Authority–the agency’s youngest chairman ever, the Vashon/Jeff-Vander-Lou Initiative, Community Renewal and Development, Inc. (CRD), and the Minority Contractor Initiative (MCI). In his impressive years working to rebuild St. Louis’s many disinvested neighborhoods, Sal has successfully planned, lead, and implemented grants for revitalizing areas of St. Louis totaling over $60,000,000. Mr. Martinez’s work has been recognized by many entities and has received awards from the Human Development Corporation, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Better Family Life, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Metro Sentinel Journal, Senior and Disabled Services Committee, St. Louis Argus Newspaper, among others. Sal also serves on the boards of a number of civic organizations including the Community Builder’s Network, Central Patrol Business/Police Association, Civil Rights Enforcement Agency, North Grand Neighborhood Services, Inc., the City of St. Louis-Community Jobs Board, and the City of St. Louis-MBE/WBE Advisory Board.
For a more complete biography and list of Sal’s accomplishments, please read: Extended Bio.