The Tower Grove South Neighborhood Association serves the entire Tower Grove South Neighborhood's geographic region. Two board member representatives are devoted to each quadrant: Northeast, Northwest, Southeast and Southwest.
In 2018, the TGSNA board of directors formed the development committee to help the residents of Tower Grove South shape development decisions in the neighborhood. Its primary function is to assess requests for TGSNA support from potential developers and to make recommendations to the TGSNA Board of Directors concerning those requests. At present, the committee is preparing a development plan that would will present a series of guidelines that will not only inform those recommendations, but will
Fundraising Committee oversees the TGSNA's overall fundraising and spending.
Jeff Bargielski Rachel Greathouse Rose Moller-Jacobs Tony Parise Jesse Sieger-Walls Jennifer Wright
The Good Neighbor Committee strives to promote the well-being of all who live in the neighborhood through social connectedness and neighborhood events. The committee provides training, resources & support to block level good neighbors to promote social connectedness on their block.
Patty Carlton Yemi Derebe Anna Hall Molly McVey Adam Mizes Tony Parise Debi Pratt Jesse Sieger-Walls
Karen Strombach Angela Vaughn
The Programming Committee was formed to give structure to the monthly general meetings of the TGSNA. Within that structure, the committee is responsible for content, and engages the appropriate speakers for each meeting.
Molly McVey Tony Parise
Dr. MacCaskey retired as professor of Art History at Southeast Missouri State University in 2005. She bought her house on Fairview in 2006 and soon after helped form the Tower Grove South Concerned Citizens SBD; and regenerated the Block Captains Association, for which she currently serves as co-host. She also proudly hosted the TGS Neighborhood NOM meetings that led to the formation of the Tower Grove South Neighborhood Association from 2013 to 2014 and helped facilitate its 501(c)(3) non-profit status.
Tony was born and raised in South St. Louis and purchased his house on Hartford Street in 2006 as a second home while living in New York City. He has been living in St. Louis permanently since 2016. Among the many things that TGS offers, he enjoys the walkability, and its proximity to the spectacular Tower Grove Park and world class Missouri Botanical Garden. As a member of the Good Neighbor Committee, he is dedicated to making the neighborhood a beautiful, friendly, and safe place to live.
Robert and his partner, Ryan, moved to McDonald Ave (3800) in 2013. Both work as flight attendants. Robert has been involved with the TGS Block Captains' Association, helps plan block parties on their block, and takes an active role in bettering the neighborhood. He is committed to the future of the TGSNA and addressing issues involving racism, especially given his ethnic background (Latino) and concern for the LGBTQ community's rights.
Mary was elected as Reporting Secretary in 2020. Her parents emigrated from Vietnam in the early 90s, and I was born and raised in South City. In the past year, she found herself looking for ways to get involved in the Tower Grove South community after meeting Katie Wolf (our local stabilization officer), at that time she had no idea there was even a neighborhood association! She loves our diverse and vibrant neighborhood and is grateful to serve in this role. She also serves on the Good Neighbor Committee and is an ambassador for the St. Louis Alliance for Period Supplies. During her free time, she enjoys nature walks, making jewelry, cooking for friends, and thrifting!
Rose has lived in St. Louis since 2014 and TGS since 2017, and works as a Patent Agent for a local law firm. She's a cat person and enjoys listening to podcasts, doing puzzles, listening to female-led Folk and Americana, and walking around the neighborhood.
Debi (she/her/hers) has lived in the Northeast quadrant for nearly 30 years with her husband, Tom. She is a founding member of the TGSNA, with previous service on the Board. Active with several social justice organizations, Debi is proud to be part of the Good Neighbor Committee that works to connect neighbors and promote diversity and inclusion throughout TGS.
"Jen" is a dog mom, part-time artist and full-time analytics director for a healthcare company in St. Louis. She, her husband Matt and dog George have lived in TGS for 3 years. She and Matt are total foodies--on weekends you'll often catch them visiting one of the many restaurants in the neighborhood.
Andrew is a founding member of the TGSNA, and has served in multiple board position including President.
Adam has lived in Tower Grove South since 2017 with his wife and their two cats. He is a manufacturing engineer at a company that makes aircraft parts. He and his wife were drawn to the neighborhood because of the park and the many local establishments within easy walking distance. In his free time, he can often be found toting home bags full of produce from the Tower Grove Farmer's Market, watching his favorite soccer team at Amsterdam Tavern, or riding his bicycle.
Leah is a homeowner and professor at SLU and is an active member of the development committee.
Rene and his family have lived in the neighborhood since 2016. He has been an educator for 25 years and believes that every student has absolute value. He has lived in both rural and suburban communities. Rene really enjoys the city life and all the opportunities it has to offer. He appreciates diversity, fine arts, and travel. Rene will work to enhance the relationships between neighbors, businesses, and local leadership.
Molly was elected to the TGSNA board in the summer of 2019. She moved to St. Louis 10 years ago and bounced around South City for a little while before settling on a corner in Tower Grove South 3 years ago. Molly is a social worker for Chestnut Health Systems, a community mental health center in Illinois. For fun, she enjoys reading, yoga, and cycling as well as spending quality time with her wife, Maddy, and their two dogs Memphis and Arlo and the most beautiful cat in the world, Bubba. Molly loves living in Tower Grove South because it is so easy to explore the beauty of St. Louis architecture, local businesses, and good eats!
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