NCI Awards Community Leaders for Making a Difference in North County-Now Virtual

St. Louis, MO – North County Incorporated (NCI) will recognize local leaders for their contributions to the North County region at its 43rd Annual Leadership Breakfast Virtual celebration on Friday, September 18, 2020. Please be advised that due to continuing restrictions and safety measures in place during the COVID 19 pandemic this event will be held virtually. The most current information for this event can be found on the NCI website at More than 550 business, civic, and community leaders attend this celebration annually. Sponsorship packages are still available! More information can be found at

“It is a privilege to be able to honor the many dedicated people, businesses and organizations in North County working to improve our community and advance the local economy,” said NCI President and CEO, Rebecca Zoll.

2020 NCI Leadership Award Honorees

Business Development
  • Christian Hospital’s Northwest Healthcare: Siteman Cancer Center
  • Centene Community Ice Center
  • Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital Expansion
  • COVID 19 Business Assistance Rapid Response Partners: Explore St. Louis, Missouri Department of Economic Development, St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, St. Louis Development Corporation, St. Louis Regional Chamber of Commerce
Community Development
  • Little Bit Foundation: Project Graduation at Riverview Gardens School District
  • Ameren and 24:1 Partnership: Ring Safety Project
  • Stephanie Williamson, Helping Hand Me Downs
Diversity & Inclusion
  • Chris Jones and Doyle Washington, St. Louis County Fire Academy
  • Erica Williams, A Red Circle
Elmer Belsha Leadership
  • Senator Gina Walsh, State of Missouri
Excellence in Partnership with NCI
  • North County Census Initiative: Missouri Foundation for Health’s Alexandra Rankin and St. Louis County’s Ethel Byndom
  • I-270 North Corridor Partnership: MoDOT, Missouri Transportation Commission and East-West Gateway
Public Service
  • Karen Goodwin, City of Florissant
  • Mayor Mary-Louise Carter, City of Pagedale (In Memoriam)
Special Recognition
  • Gabrielle Cole, The Fit and Food Connection

NCI’s 43rd Annual Leadership Breakfast Platinum sponsors include St. Louis Community College- Florissant Valley; St. Louis County; St. Louis Economic Development Partnership; SSM Health DePaul Hospital; US Bank; Premier sponsors: Ameren, Christian Hospital; City of Florissant; City of Hazelwood; Commerce Bank; Ferguson-Florissant School District; Enterprise Holdings; Mercy Health; Millstone Weber; Negwer Materials; University of Missouri-St. Louis; Corporate sponsors: Bi-State Development; Dooley’s Florist & Gifts; Greater North County Chamber of Commerce; and Hazelwood School District



North County Incorporated

8225 Florissant Rd., Suite 11
St. Louis, MO 63121
phone: (314) 895-6241


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