What does FOCUS do?

We educate leaders.

We are the region’s premier leadership organization, preparing diverse leaders to work cooperatively for a thriving St. Louis region.

We connect leaders.

We strive to represent the diversity of our region, connecting participants from across counties, sectors, industries, backgrounds, cultures, perspectives and beliefs.

We facilitate the important conversations.

We engage citizens to deliberate on critical regional community issues in a trusted, nonpartisan space.


Meet Our Alumni

Ann Seeney, Leadership St. Louis
Director, Human Resources, St. Louis Cardinals
I have described FOCUS and the Leadership St. Louis progrma as life changing. My LSL class reinvigorated me and drove me to find ways to do more in the community.
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6:30-9:00 PM

Sign up now open for this evening of conversation and connection.

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Prosecutors & the Future of Public Safety in STL

5:30-7:30 PM

Save the date for this upcoming forum on the role of prosecutors.

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What’s Right with the Region

5:00-8:00 PM

Save the date for the 2019 What’s Right with the Region Awards!

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