The East-West Gateway Council of Governments (EWG) provides a forum for local governments of the bi-state St. Louis area to work together to solve problems that cross jurisdictional boundaries. The EWG region consists of the 4,500 square miles encompassed by the city of St. Louis and its surrounding seven counties: Franklin, Jefferson, St. Charles, and St. Louis counties in Missouri; and Madison, Monroe, and St. Clair counties in Illinois.
East-West Gateway is the federally designated metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for the St. Louis region, which means that the federal government and the states have given legal authority and responsibility to EWG for developing and adopting plans for the region’s surface transportation system. Most major road and transportation projects get a majority of their funding from the federal government and therefore must go through the EWG planning and approval process.
East-West Gateway’s designation as a regional council of governments (COG) means that the agency has the civic responsibility for cooperative planning and problem-solving among any of its member local governments who want to work together for the common good. Although much of this cooperative planning takes place among the eight major jurisdictions of the region, it is not uncommon to find several small cities and towns clustered around a community betterment initiative started or overseen by East-West Gateway. These initiatives address issues as diverse as tax policy, environmental quality, public safety, workforce development, access to jobs, economic development, community planning, and others that might be of interest to members of the EWG Board of Directors.
The experienced personal injury attorneys at Brown & Brown are known for their long-established dedication to serving their clients and communities. Their aim is to preserve and promote the best possible resolution of their clients as they seek redress for the injuries they have experienced. The firm takes pride in professionally and capably representing clients and their cases before the court system.
From its primary office located in St. Louis, Missouri, the firm serves clients in Missouri as well as in Southern Illinois. In pursuit of that representation, the firm is known to thoroughly research and prepare each case it handles. Experience has taught the attorneys how to work efficiently and properly within the justice system, using the system's rules and procedures to the best advantage of their clients.
Welcome to the website for the Basilica of Saint Louis, King... the Parish of St. Louis fondly known as the Old Cathedral.
The Old Cathedral is one of the most historic buildings in St. Louis with roots dating back to 1764 when St. Louis founders Pierre Laclede and Auguste Chouteau dedicated a parcel of land to the people of St. Louisfor religious purposes that was called the "church block". The present building is the fourth church to be erected on the site. Construction began in 1831 and the church was dedicated in 1834.
It is the oldest building in the City of St. Louis and the only building that remains in the hands of its original owner, the Archdiocese of St. Louis. It has always been a place that welcomes and nurtures people of all faiths, including those of the Jewish faith as evidenced by the Latin and Hebrew inscriptions on the facade of the church.
We hope you will come and pray with us soon!