Welcome to St. Clair, Missouri. I am proud to say that I have lived in this great city for the last 30 years of my life. I was blessed with the opportunity to raise my family in St. Clair, own and operate a business in St. Clair, and serve this great community as an Alderman and as your Mayor since 2007.
The City of St. Clair is a dynamic community that is situated in the heartland of America. Like our motto states, “We're Open for Business!" St. Clair is proud of its history and we strive to be a community that is continually moving forward. We are business friendly; we aspire to grow residentially, commercially, and industrially.
St. Clair possesses one of the most respected public schools in the state of Missouri. I am proud to say that my two children graduated from the St. Clair School District and I am confident that the experiences and educational opportunities they were provided in St. Clair helped them to become the successful young adults they are today.
Since first taking office in 2007 a goal was to have the St. Clair Regional Airport closed, so the land could be developed for retail use and also could be some industry on the 80 acres of property, all located within city limits.
The land where the airport sits, between Interstate 44 and Highway 47 on the north side of the city, is included in a tax increment financing (TIF is a public financing method for municipalities using future gains in taxes to finance current improvements which theoretically will create the conditions for those future gains. It allows for redevelopment and community improvement projects) district that was approved by the board of aldermen in 2009. After much persevering, 2017 marked the closure of the airport. Throughout the past 10 years the community, multiple members on the board of aldermen, the current City Administrator and two previous City Administrators assisted in helping see this closure move forward, as well as QED consultants.
St. Clair has been a great home for my wife Karen, my two children, and me. St. Clair has also been a very rewarding place to have owned and operated my business for 21 years. I am confident that you will enjoy St. Clair. Come for a visit, stay for a lifetime.