August 2018 Luncheon - Ferguson: The Rush To Judgement

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

 11:30 AM Networking and Social

12:00 PM Presentation

Brentwood Community Center, Room C, 2505 S. Brentwood Blvd, Brentwood, MO 63144

During a natural disaster, people rush to help. During a man-made disaster, people rush to judgment. Former City Manager John Shaw recounts his experience managing the City of Ferguson, MO, during the Fall 2014 to Spring 2015 following the officer involved shooting that turned into an international event. He will discuss how he and others worked to address the needs and safety of residents, protesters, police and city staff while ensuring basic services were delivered. This had to be done during an intensive federal investigation with minimal assistance from the state and federal government, while also looking at policy changes to address the legitimate concerns this event brought to light. John will discuss his perspective from his role in government and talk about how this period of social unrest affected him during and following those events, as well as what lessons he has learned. 

Speaker: John Shaw, Former City Of Ferguson City Manager

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January 2018 Luncheon - Bike Pilot Initiatives To Policy

Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 11:30 Networking and Social

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Panel and Presentation

Kemp Auditorium, Washington University Givens Hall, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130

Process of bike pilot to policy for City of St. Louis. Moderated by:  Matthew Bernstine, Senior Urban Designer + Project Manager, Washington University in St. Louis. Panelists: Cindy Mense, Director of Programs, Trailnet; Cara Spencer, Alderman of the 20th Ward, City of St. Louis; Wendy Campbell, St. Louis Activist; Jacque Lumsden, Transportation Planner/Marketing Coordinator, CBB Transportation Engineers + Planners