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

Cordaryl Patrick, Leadership St. Louis
Economic Recovery Coordinator, St. Louis Economic Development Partnership
In Leadership St. Louis, you’re already expected to be a leader – but the experience will challenge you as a leader. It provides you with exposure to what’s happening in the region, but it also equips you be a catalyst for change. 
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Leadership, Ethics &
Political Parties

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Register now for the 6th Annual Public Ethics Conference.

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Coro Fellows
2017-18 Graduation

4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Help us celebrate the 2017-18 class of Coro Fellows in Public Affairs.

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FOCUS Now – A Celebration for FOCUS Graduates

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

This event will bring together 2017-18 graduates from across our programs.

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