Month: May 2019

DNA May Happy Hour 🍸& Upcoming Meetings 📝


Picture of Gringo in Downtown St. Louis with wording for next DNA Happy Hour and date on top of it.

DNA Happy Hour in Gringo

Join us on Thursday, May 30th at 5:30 PM for our next Downtown Neighborhood Association Happy Hour at Gringo at 635 Washington Avenue (across from the MX building).

Metered parking is available (and the surrounding garages, nearby). Bring your neighbors, and let’s all support and enjoy our downtown businesses

May & June Committee Meetings

Join us for upcoming meetings throughout the months of May & June.  See the calendar for contacts and details:

  • Safety Committee Meeting – 5/29, 6:00 PM – Lucas Park Grille
  • Building Captain’s Meeting – 6/19, 6:00 PM – Warehouse7 Penthouse
  • Safety Committee Meeting – 6/26, 6:00 PM – Lucas Park Grille

DNA March 2019 Town Hall Survey Results

As promised, we’re posting the DNA March 2019 Town Hall survey results:  STL DNA Survey Results March 2019

Each survey question has been posted on a separate page for easier reading.

For more information, please email

May DNA Town Hall Meeting: Survey Results, Community Updates, and more

May DNA Town Hall Meeting

Hear Survey Results 

Due to recent events, Better Together is rescheduling to present later in the year after restructuring their efforts.

However, that doesn’t leave our agenda empty! We have results from our recent survey regarding the Bylaw Amendments, updates from local officials, announcements from our neighbors and committees, and attendance prize drawings!

Click the following link for a copy of the Town Hall agenda: May 2019 Town Hall Agenda



After the Town Hall, we’ll post the survey results on the DNA website:

As a reminder, the Town Hall will be on Monday, May 13th at 6:00 PM in the St. Louis Public Library Central auditorium, 1301 Olive Street. Metered parking is available.

Join Us After the Meeting

Still have a few questions? Want to get to know your neighbors a bit more and support a local business?

Meets us after the meeting during our DNA Post-Meeting Social at Missouri Bar & Grill, 701 N Tucker.

Immediate DNA Board Membership Opportunity

DNA Board of Directors Resignation
I received notice that long time DNA supporter and Board member Bob Ray has accepted a new position that will require extensive travel. In light of his new role, Bob has resigned from the Board of Directors. The Board would like to thank Bob for his years of contribution and service to the organization and Downtown.

Bob’s resignation has generated an opportunity for a downtown resident to contribute their time and talents to improving our neighborhood. If you are that person, I strongly encourage you to step up or share this information with friends who might be interested. This opportunity extends from now until December 31, 2019.
Please submit your interest by Wednesday, May 8th by 7 PM. Email contact address provided below.

Board Member Duties
Our board is a little different than that of many organizations. We view our board as our primary work team for accomplishing the tasks that give DNA life, and the means by which we delegate efforts throughout the organization.

Here is the list of expectations for our Board Members:

  • Attendance and Participation at our Monthly Board Meetings (held on the first Monday evening of each month)
  • Attendance and Participation at our Semi-Monthly Town Hall Meetings
  • Attendance at our monthly Happy Hour events
  • Participation in one Committee at any level
  • Volunteer Participation at Downtown festivals and other special events
  • Participation in DNA Operations management – including management of our website, social media, finances, public relations, email communications, and various other tasks that may arise.
  • This responsibility can range from 5-10 hours a week on average, depending on officer duties and tasks at hand.

Make a Difference
DNA needs YOU!!!
If you wish to be considered for this seat on the Board, please send an email to including brief answers to the following questions:

  1. Why do you want to be considered for a seat on the DNA Board of Directors?
  2. What strengths and assets would you bring to the DNA Board of Directors?
  3. What upcoming opportunities for DNA excite you the most?


Mike Willis

Chair, Board of Directors