Dr. David Miller, Forum’s March 7 Speaker, Meets Local Leaders

By on March 5, 2018

Dr. David Miller, the next speaker in Construction Forum STL’s 13-month series on regionalism, is blazing a trail across the region as he meets with area leaders and media prior to and after the Forum’s next program. The event is being held Wednesday (Mar. 7) at 7:30 a.m. at Sheet Metal Workers Local 36 Grand Hall, 2319 Chouteau. Attendance is free but registration is required. Click here to register.

Miller, right, with Bob Clark, CEO of Clayco. 

Miller is a professor at the University of Pittsburgh and the author of The Regional Governing of Metropolitan America.  He will speak on his study of city/county mergers nationwide and on his views regarding effective regional collaborations.

The appearance is the second in a series of three speakers. The next speaker will talk about the New York/New Jersey Port Authority, the model for Bi-State Development. In September, at an event moderated by UMSL’s public policy institute, a documentary of the presentations which is being produced will be shown, followed by a “hackathon,” in which the audience will define issues needing regional collaboration. In December the hackathon results will be released and next steps charted.

Dr. Miller’s schedule while in St. Louis includes:

Monday he met with Clayco CEO Bob Clark; mayors from the Municipal League of Metro St. Louis; and Sheila Sweeney, CEO of the St. Louis Economic Partnership (SLEP) and Joe Bannister, vice president, real estate and community investment at SLEP. Monday evening he attended the St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers Awards Dinner at the St. Louis Science Center.

Miller with Municipal League of Metro St. Louis

Tuesday he is scheduled to meet with leaders from Madison and St. Clair Counties at the office of Holland Construction in Swansea, as well as Jim Wild, executive director of the East-West Gateway Council of Governments; John Nations, president and CEO of Bi-State Development; and Mary Lamie, executive director, St. Louis Regional Freightway.

Wednesday following the Forum event from 7:30-9:00 a.m., Miller has interviews with KWMU and KMOX radio; followed by a meeting with Steve Ehlmann, county executive for St. Charles County.

Special Forum Regionalism Series Sponsors are:

  • Municipal League of Metro St. Louis
  • Negwer Materials
  • Southern Illinois Construction Advancement Program
  • St. Louis Development Corporation
  • Community Development Ventures


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