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

Johnny Wang, Leadership St. Louis
Labor & Employment Counsel, Enterprise Holdings
"Leadership St. Louis most definitely has changed my approach. I also gained mentors and coaches who are willing to drop whatever is going on in their lives and give me time when I need it."
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Neighborhoods In Transition

12:00-1:30 pm

Neighborhoods form the unique tapestry of our region, but who is making decisions about their future?

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Leadership St. Louis Info Session

12:00-1:00 pm

If you're thinking of applying for our 2022-23 LSL cohort, be sure to reserve your spot for this session!

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What's Right with the Region Selection

8:30 AM-10:30 am

We're currently seeking volunteer judges to help select our 25th Annual WRWR award honorees.

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