Thursday, March 14, 2013
All three candidates in the Clayton mayoral race are slated to partcipate.
The Clayton Chamber of Commerce, along with Husch-Blackwell, the School District of Clayton and the Clayton Mayor's Youth Advisory Board, is hosting a mayoral candidate forum. The event will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 14, in the Clayton High School's Auditorium (#1 Mark Twain Circle). All three candidates—Alex Berger, Michelle Harris and Harold Sanger—will be participating in the one hour debate. See our previous coverage of the Clayton mayoral race:
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Alex Berger III shares his four focus areas as he runs for mayor of Clayton.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Alex Berger is seeking a fourth term on the city's board of aldermen, while Ward 2 Alderman Michelle Harris is seeking a third.
- Nate Birt
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Alex Berger will seek a fourth term on the Clayton Board of Aldermen after taking a year off. He arrived at 7 a.m. at City Hall, where filing for the April election opened at 8. The lifelong Clayton resident said he loves the city and has several goals in mind were he to be elected to another term in Ward 3. He wants to work on fostering a sense of community between City Hall and the School District of Clayton, among other entities. He wants to build citizen engagement as it relates to problem solving and the decision-making process. Berger said many residents have great ideas and resumes, which is beneficial to the city. Berger also said he would like to address budget challenges with proactive financial management practices. He has told …
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
It also welcomed Mark Winings as a new member.
Mayor Linda Goldenstein identified the theme for Tuesday night's sessions of the Clayton Board of Aldermen in two words: public service. Over the course of three consecutive sessions, aldermen presented the Crème de la Clayton awards to outstanding members of the community, paid tribute to outgoing alderman Alex Berger and swore in new alderman Mark Winings. The following is a look at the board's discussion on a variety of topics. Economic development During a study session, city economic developer Gary Carter outlined Clayton's economic picture. He said sales-tax revenue has improved in the initial months of this year, reversing an overall downward trend since 2008. Carter outlined the strategies that his office is employing, including …
Sunday, April 17, 2011
The Dutch company provides services such as corporate-events planning and product launches.
The new Clayton branch of BCD Meetings & Incentives (BCD M&I) will serve as a training hub and allow the company to reach out to the beverage, corporate real estate, pharmaceutical and financial services industries, its global president said. "Clayton is the heartbeat of business in St. Louis," said Scott Graf, global president of Dutch-owned BCD M&I. The Chicago-based company maintains offices around the world and provides services such as corporate-events planning, product launches and incentive travel programs. It chose to open a St. Louis office this year in an effort to leverage employees' relationships in the area, Graf said. Graf said that he and other employees have tied to the area and that it seemed like a good opportunity as …
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
But the Clayton Board of Aldermen passed several other ordinances at Tuesday night's meeting, including one tied to Wydown Middle School.
The Clayton Board of Aldermen passed a series of ordinances Tuesday in a one-hour meeting—with one notable exception. The night's agenda included the discussion of an ordinance to approve on-street parking restrictions in the Davis Place subdivision. The ordinance stems from Central Presbyterian Church's request to demolish some nearby buildings in order to create a larger parking lot for its congregation to use on Sundays and during weekday events. But Ward 3 Alderman Alex Berger, who sat in for Mayor Linda Goldstein, recommended that the topic be tabled for future discussion. The Board of Aldermen approved the plan, postponing discussion of the ordinance until its first meeting in May. Berger did not go into detail about why the matter …
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
The Davis Place resident won the Clayton race with 41 percent of the vote.
Mark Winings said he's excited and grateful after being elected Tuesday to become the next Ward 3 representative on the Clayton Board of Aldermen. He will serve alongside Alderman Steve Lichtenfeld in that role. Winings, who led in early returns, won the election with 41 percent of the vote, according to the St. Louis County Board of Elections website. His opponents, Jim Holtzman and Steve Singer, captured 30 percent and 28 percent of the vote, respectively. Winings will serve a three-year term. He succeeds Alex Berger in that role. Winings said he would like to thank his supporters for voting Tuesday. He also extended his thanks to the people who worked on his campaign and to his wife, Rula. Winings said he thinks highly about his …
Friday, January 28, 2011
Alex Berger, one of Clayton's Ward 3 aldermen, will step down in April after nine years in office.
Alex Berger grew up in Clayshire, the last subdivision built in Clayton, in a neighborhood called Davis Place. He moved to Ward 3 as a married man when he wanted to ensure his children could walk from his home to Meramec Elementary School. Now he, his daughter and his 8-month-old grandson all live in Clayton. “As an undergrad, my friends at Drake University said Clayton was all I could talk about. I have great roots here, and I’m proud my grandson will grow up here,” Berger said. He started attending Board of Aldermen meetings in college. He later went on to earn a graduate degree in public administration. While working in private industry, he applied for a grant from the Clayton Chamber of Commerce for the Leadership Clayton program. “My …