Civic Progress Letter From the Chair

The St. Louis region is a vibrant and diverse community, home to nearly 3 million people who benefit from world class hospitals, colleges and universities, unique neighborhoods, museums, parks, sports teams and much more. I grew up in north St. Louis County and have lived my entire life here. I’m very proud to call St. Louis my longtime home and truly believe that, working together, our region has an even brighter future ahead of us.

Civic Progress plays a key role in advancing our community, as well as driving critical regional initiatives and fostering greater civic collaboration to enhance Public Safety, Economic Development, Workforce Development & Education, and the St. Louis Regional Image.

As regional business leaders, we strive for an inclusive and equitable future in which all our neighbors and all our neighborhoods thrive. We aim to create opportunities and remove obstacles for St. Louis as a region and for our fellow citizens.

Those who stand still and accept the status quo get left behind. We at Civic Progress are committed to building stronger and growing communities. It is our hope that our collective efforts will bolster the quality of life for all St. Louisans and continue to pave the path for a brighter future for generations to come.

Warner Baxter
Chairman, Civic Progress
President and Chief Executive Officer
Ameren Corporation