STL Community Cast: Alderman Jeffrey Boyd on Reinventing North St Louis One Neighborhood at a Time

Jeffrey Boyd grew up in Hamilton Heights in North St Louis, a neighborhood he now serves as Alderman of the 22nd ward. Back in the 70s, he recalls a community full of people and investment. His mission today is to bring that memory back to reality.

Jeffrey joined STL Community Cast to share his perspective on the decline of North City neighborhoods and solutions to turn them around.

His dedication to the community he serves is impressive. I believe his optimism is genuine, and I imagine at times it’s hard to maintain.

Will other city leaders dedicate the time and focus to redeveloping this neighborhood and others on the north side? I would hope at this point, an β€œall options are on the table” perspective is shared. Listen to the full interview below:

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Drew Davis is the creator and host of STL Community Cast, a podcast that examines innovative and impactful projects in St Louis. In each episode, Drew converses with a project leader to uncover the purpose and passion driving their work, and the impact of the project in St Louis and beyond. To keep up with cool projects and hear directly from the visionaries behind them, subscribe to STL Community Cast on your podcast app of choice, or connect with Drew on Twitter and Soundcloud.