10:30 A.M. | Thursday, December 1
Tishaura O. Jones
MCCA is excited to announce our 2022 keynote speaker, St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones!
With a deep personal commitment, a wealth of experience, and a proven record of leadership, Mayor Tishaura O. Jones started her career as a public servant in 2002 when she was appointed as Democratic Committeewoman of the 8th Ward in the City of St. Louis. She served two terms in the Missouri House of Representatives and became the first African-American woman in state history to hold the position of Assistant Minority Floor Leader.
From financial empowerment to the modernizing of services, Mayor Jones has worked to make city government easier to navigate, easier to participate in, and easier to understand. Elected the first African-American woman as Treasurer in 2012, Jones helped the City of St. Louis earn and save more than $30 million during her tenure in the office. She also launched the Office of Financial Empowerment (OFE) to help St. Louisans make better financial choices, and OFE’s College Kids Program has helped over 18,000 public school students start saving through educational savings accounts.
After becoming the first mayor in decades to be born, raised, and still live in North St. Louis, Mayor Jones recognizes that St. Louis cannot succeed if one half is allowed to fail. She believes St. Louis must be a place where everyone can thrive — no matter your zip code, color of your skin, or any identity you hold.
Join us at Thursday’s Keynote Brunch as Mayor Jones highlights the City's work to make St. Louis a stronger and safer place by addressing root causes of crime and implementing innovative new ideas.