Local Government Services

NIMS TrainingEast-West Gateway Council of Governments (EWG) is committed to strengthening local governmental jurisdictions (our membership) through the provision of technical assistance, information dissemination, policy analysis, and education to elected and non-elected officials and staff and the communities they serve. Through local government support, the agency provides tools, assistance, and resources for local officials to make better and more informed decisions and fosters collaboration and cooperation between units of federal, state, and local governments.

Public Officials Directory

2017 Public Officials Directory (POD)The Public Officials Directory is a bi-state reference guide which contains contact information for key municipal and county elected officials and primary personnel for the eight counties in the St. Louis region as well as state elected officials, fire/ambulance districts, school districts, and resource organizations. EWG strives to keep the directory as current as possible, so, as information changes, please send any updates, additions, or corrections to POD@ewgateway.org.

Local Government Partnership

EWG regularly collaborates with the University of Missouri – St. Louis (UMSL) Public Policy Administration (PPA) program, the American Planning Association’s St. Louis chapter and other regional organizations to increase the capacity of the region’s municipalities. The goal of these efforts is to create resources in the St. Louis region and statewide through which local government officials and staff can access quality information, technical assistance and training that helps municipalities address and respond to the needs of their residents.

Upcoming Training Opportunities

Local Government Summer Institute

The Municipal League of Metro St. Louis and EWG are launching a new training opportunity for elected officials and municipal staff. The Local Government Summer Institute offers targeted, in-depth professional development on a rotating set of topics each summer. For its inaugural year, the program consists of three half-day workshops:

  • Friday, June 1 — Good Governance 101
  • Friday, July 13 — Communications and Social Media Best Practices
  • Friday, August 10 — Public Sector Leadership Seminar

Each workshop will run from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Brentwood Community Center. Online registration is now open. For more information or questions, contact Frank Johnson at frank@ewgateway.org or 314-421-4220.

ELGL St. Louis Chapter

The St. Louis chapter of Emerging Local Government Leaders (ELGL) is an informal group that seeks to support and encourage those working in local government as well as anyone interested in a career in the field. Join us on July 30 for our next supper club.

Local Government Briefings

Published by EWG, Local Government Briefings weekly email newsletter serves as the St. Louis region’s source for local government information, resources, news, and job listings. Check out this week’s edition or sign-up here to receive the newsletter. To have your job listing included in Briefings, send EWG staff an email at briefings@ewgateway.org that includes: the job title, salary range, closing date, and a link to the full posting.

Outstanding Local Government Achievement Awards

Each year, EWG presents the Outstanding Local Government Achievement (OLGA) Awards to recognize the extraordinary work of individuals, governments, and other public institutions in the St. Louis region. The 2017 OLGA award winners were announced at EWG’s 52nd Annual Luncheon and Awards Ceremony on Nov. 17, 2017.


Contact EWG staff by phone at (314) 421.4220 or (618) 274.2750 or by email at LocalGov@ewgateway.org.