The primary purpose of the Central West End Association is to preserve and promote the best attributes of our vibrant community. We serve as a resource for residents, visitors and the institutions that call the Central West End home.
To fulfill our purpose the CWEA focuses intently on four key objectives. Each of these objectives, and the activities that support them, result in protecting and improving the quality of life for residents, enhancing the experience of visitors, and supporting the corporations that call the Central West End home.
- Work with residents to foster a strong sense of community and a welcoming environment for visitors.
- Provide timely information about initiatives and issues that impact our community.
- Produce programs and events that celebrate our community and bring neighbors together .
- Assist residents, property owners and real estate developers to preserve our architectural and historic integrity.
Message From Our President
The CWEA was created in 1958 by residents who believed when neighbors join forces on matters of shared importance, the neighborhood becomes a better place to live, work and visit. For nearly sixty years the CWEA has been a grassroots volunteer organization that provides residents and area businesses with resources to keep our neighborhood strong, beautiful, safe, and prosperous.
This is an exciting time to live in the Central West End. Our neighborhood is one of the most beautiful, lively, historic, and diverse communities in St. Louis. The livability of our community was recognized nationally when we were selected by the American Planning Association as one of America's Top 10 Great Neighborhoods. That's why so many companies are locating and expanding here.
The current level of growth and development is attracting new residents, businesses, and entrepreneurial energy to our neighborhood. It's more essential than ever that we have a strong effective neighborhood association to help us understand and manage the impacts of this growth.
We produce programs and host events that connect neighbors, deliver important information, and celebrate our growing community. Please join your neighbors in supporting our community by becoming a member of the CWEA today!
I look forward to seeing you around our neighborhood,
Board of Directors
Kate Walter, CWEA Board
Sandra Lehrer, CWEA Board
Laura Butsch, CWEA Board
Amy Howell Mittelstadt
John J. Oleski