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

Jake Banton, Emerging Leaders
Associate, Mackey Mitchell Architects
“The amazing thing about FOCUS is it has such a large and diverse group of alumni that there is likely a connection through one of those people to everything happening in St. Louis.
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Values-Based Leadership

8:30 AM-12:00 PM

How can we better understand what unites and divides us?

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FOCUS on Policy: Board of Freeholders

7:30-9:30 AM

Check out our the first session of new policy series for 2020.

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A Taste of

7:30-9:30 AM

Help us celebrate National Mentoring Month!

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