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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Latinos and Race
in St. Louis

5:30-7:30 pm

Where does the Latino community fit into St. Louis’ race conversation?

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What’s Right with the Region Awards

5:00-8:00 PM

Join us for an evening of celebration and networking!

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Leadership, Ethics & Political Parties

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Save the date for the 6th Annual Public Ethics Conference.

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