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We believe the future of the St. Louis region can be as notable as its past. Though many of the problems arch7-anow facing the region are urgent, we believe the region has the physical  and human resources needed to overcome its problems, take full advantage of its potential, and offer its residents an unexcelled quality of life. We commit ourselves to helping the region attain that goal.  With that in mind, we define our mission in the following terms:

To recognize, analyze, and promote broad-based understanding of regional problems, issues, and opportunities; and to give special  attention to the identification and assessment of emerging issues.

To help create a better sense of "region" among our unique local government constituency by acting as a catalyst to achieve  consensus on regional issues, plan alternative actions, and aggressively pursue positive change in the physical, economic, and social environment.

To contribute to an environment for change by  forming and maintaining an objective, informed, trusting, and open partnership with local governments, public agencies, the private sector, and the region's citizenry -- sharing ideas, resources, and  responsibilities.

To formulate and evaluate our work based on a sound assessment of needs, and to be innovative in our approaches to issues - not bound by past priorities, programs, and methods.

To help local governments be bold, creative, effective, and efficient by providing assistance, developing thoughtful solutions to problems; aiding inter-governmental cooperation, and forming new  partnerships to tackle persistent or emerging problems.

To strengthen our efforts by maintaining a professional work environment that encourages diverse opinions and mutual respect, and that  recognizes and values teamwork, innovation, and results; and to support a staff of skilled professional and retain them through a coordinated, well-articulated program of staff development and evaluation.

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East-West Gateway Council of Governments
One Memorial Dr., Ste 1600
St. Louis, MO  63102
phone:  (314) 421-4220 or (618) 274-2750
    fax: (314) 231-6120
e-mail: webmaster@ewgateway.org

last update: Thursday, September 29, 2016