This past week the Board of Aldermen held their weekly meeting, presided by Lewis Reed, President of the Board of Aldermen.
There were twelve bills introduced and read for the first time at this past week’s Board of Aldermen meeting. For a complete listing of all of the new legislation along with the complete agenda of the meeting please click on this link:http://www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/aldermen/aldermanic-legislative-session.cfm
Alderwoman Kacie Starr Triplett resigned today as Alderwoman of the 6th Ward to begin a new journey as member of the Bethavioral Health Network organization. Two initiatives Alderwoman Triplett will be working on are, mental health issues and homeless issues.
With a commitment to her community and to her City, Kacie Starr Triplett, emerged as one of Saint Louis’ youngest and brightest leaders.
Elected at the age of 26 to the St. Louis Board of Aldermen, Kacie was sworn in as one the youngest elected leaders in the history of Saint Louis in April of 2007. As a life-long resident of the 6th Ward, Kacie has devoted her entire career to public service and improving her communities.
Alderman Triplett’s work and dedication has attracted national attention and recognition. She’s been featured in ALIVE Magazine’s as one of St. Louis’ local residents with the most “buzz” and in Ebony Magazine as a Young Leader Under 30. Alderman Triplett has also represented the United States during a bi-partisan delegation to East Asia where she studied the government and history of Vietnam. In 2008, the Riverfront Times named Triplett the Best Local Politician in the region.
During the presidential primary, she served as the local spokesperson for the Barack Obama campaign – playing an important role in his historic victory, and later serving as a delegate to the 2008 Democratic National Convention. In 2008, after the November election, Triplett introduced legislation honorably designating a St. Louis street after President Barack Obama. Committed to improving our neighborhoods and the Saint Louis community, Triplett is an active participant in the local Habitat for Humanity chapter, where she sits on the Board of Directors, and serves as a member on the St. Louis Downtown Partnership and the Water Tower Preservation Board.
She is a proud member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church in the 6th Ward and lives in the same neighborhood in which she spent her childhood.
Triplett regularly takes time out from her schedule to speak to community groups and young people throughout the city. Focusing on inclusion, access, and education, Triplett has provided motivational addresses and led discussions on topics that underscore the importance of voter education, community involvement and the contributions of youth to their local community.
Triplett received her secondary education in the 6th Ward and is a graduate of St. Elizabeth Academy. She previously served as the District Affairs Coordinator for Congressman Russ Carnahan and prior to that, served as the Community Outreach Coordinator for former Minority Leader, Dick Gephardt, in Washington, D.C. and in St. Louis.
Seeing no further business before the Board President Reed adjourned the meeting until Friday November 30, 2012 at 10:00 AM.