What is the 24:1 community?

The 24:1 is an area of North St. Louis County where nearly two dozen municipalities are united under a shared vision of a thriving community. The area overlaps significantly with the footprint for the Normandy Schools Collaborative.

The partnership between the cities and villages began in 2008. Local mayors, city officials and residents began a series of conversations in partnership with Network member Beyond Housing on how to address the shared challenges these communities face. The partnership includes the consolidation of police, courts and other essential services.

The 24:1 area is:

  • Home to University of Missouri-St. Louis
  • Located near three Fortune 500 companies – Boeing, Express Scripts and Emerson
  • The former site of Worth Stores, Wagner Electric Company and several other successful businesses in the mid-20th century
  • Home to Glen Echo Country Club, which hosted the first-ever Olympic golf competition in 1904

For a map of the 24:1, click here.

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Alex McCarthy
Alex McCarthy is the Communications Coordinator at the Network. He has worked for the organization since 2022.