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After 22 years on East-West Gateway Board, Slay exits

Francis Slay, mayor of the city of St. Louis, on Wednesday attended his last meeting as a board member of the East-West Gateway Council of Governments, which is the region’s federally designated metropolitan planning organization.

Slay served on the board for 22 years, first as the city’s aldermanic president for six years, then as mayor of the city of St. Louis for 16 years. As holder of both elected offices, he was an ex officio member of the East-West Gateway Board, which includes the top elected officials of the city of St. Louis and the surrounding seven counties in Illinois and Missouri.

“I have served a lot of boards over

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