3/8/12 – Great Rivers Greenway Elects New Officers; Appoints New Board Members

St. Louis, Mo., March 8, 2012… The Great Rivers Greenway District, which is leading the development of the region-wide system of high-quality greenways, parks and trails known as The River Ring, recently announced that four new members have been appointed to its board of directors, which has elected four officers to lead the board for the next year. Representing the City of St. Louis, St. Louis County and St. Charles County, Great Rivers Greenway’s 12-member board of directors oversees the distribution of funds for developing the River Ring and supports Great Rivers Greenway’s mission to create a green, clean and connected St. Louis region.

Responding to the 2010 Census results, St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley, St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann and Mayor Francis Slay of St. Louis met as required by state law to determine how to reallocate board members.  They decided that the District would add a board member from St. Charles County and St. Louis County, accounting for two of the four new members on the board.

New St. Charles County board members are Patrick Sullivan, Executive Vice President of the Home Builders Association of St. Louis and Eastern Missouri, and Julie Mueller, Vice President and COO of Lindenwood University. New St. Louis County representatives include Carol Klein, board member of the Audubon Center at Riverlands and retired President of KleinLines Marketing Communications, and Carol Stroker, Realtor with Prudential Select and member of the Hazelwood City Council, the North County Chamber of Commerce and the Florissant Valley Kiwanis Club.

Great Rivers Greenway board members also elected four new officers, including its new president, Robert Epstein. In his new position Epstein, who resides in Clayton and is an attorney at Gallop, Johnson & Neuman, L.C., will preside over monthly board meetings and provide organizational direction. The three other newly elected officers include:

  • Vice President – Dr. Bernard DuBray, of St. Peters, Superintendent of the Fort Zumwalt School District
  • Secretary – Mike Murray, of St. Louis City, retired President of Stewart-Warner Corp.
  • Treasurer – Monica Huddleston, Mayor of Greendale in St. Louis County

For more information about Great Rivers Greenway, its board of directors or the River Ring, visit www.grgstl.org.

About Great Rivers Greenway:

The Great Rivers Greenway District is a public organization established in November 2000 with the passage of the Clean Water, Safe Parks and Community Initiative in St. Louis City, St. Louis County and St. Charles County. The organization is developing an interconnected system of trails and greenways to make the region a better place to live. For more information, visit www.grgstl.org.

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For more information, contact:

Pamela Powell, The Hauser Group, 314.436.9090

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