Media Advisory: Interview and photo opportunity

Glasgow Village Steering Committee, local leaders and WUSTL social work students unveil community improvement plans on Nov. 26

WHAT: Community Cafe — Go Glasgow! Public meeting celebrating Glasgow Village’s future and the neighborhood’s Scottish past. This event will be the first of a series of Community Improvement plan kick-off events.

WHO/Interview opportunities:

• County Executive Charlie A. Dooley will make opening remarks at the event.

• George Warren Brown School of Social Work students in Dr. Stephanie Boddie’s community development class have been working with the St. Louis County Department of Planning, the Glasgow Village Trustees, Glasgow Village Improvement Association, the Riverview School District, Oasis of Love, Mount Carmel Baptist Church, Neighborhood Watch, Jer-Ren Properties, Marvin Nordiff and St. Louis University Law school students to lay the groundwork for a CID for unincorporated Glasgow Village.

WHEN: Monday, November 26, 2007, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

WHERE: Glasgow Elementary School gym: 10560 Renfrew Dr., 63137.


• Glasgow Village Steering Committee has made significant progress in developing a process for neighborhood transformation and community building that will culminate with the establishment of a Community Improvement District (CID).

• Glasgow Village would be one of only two CIDs in St. Louis County. Unlike Robinhood West, the other St. Louis County CID, Glasgow Village has experienced great change over the last 10 years in terms of the race/ethnicity, age, family structure, and socioeconomic status of the residents.

• Acknowledging the diversity of the community and need for a new community strategies and governance, the Community Cafe is an opportunity to unveil options and garner support for this new community improvement strategy.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Stephanie Boddie, professor of social work at Washington University, at (314) 766-3213 (cell) or (314) 935-9449 (work).