North County Inc. Honors Business, Civic and Community Leaders

North County Inc. Honors Business, Civic and Community Leaders

North County Incorporated (NCI) honored several area leaders for their contributions and commitment to the North County region at its 43rd Annual Leadership Breakfast. This hybrid event was held at St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley’s Terry M. Fischer Theater. Honorees were invited to an in-person celebration this past Friday. Due to current social distancing protocols and COVID-19 restrictions the guest list for this was limited to only those being recognized, staff and volunteers. Safety was a priority. More than 230 event guests joined the celebration via Zoom.

“NCI is pleased to recognize these exceptional North County leaders. It’s so awe-inspiring to know these individuals and their Organizations are making a difference in the lives of so many of our residents and for the businesses struggling due to the pandemic,” said NCI President and CEO, Rebecca Zoll.

Awards and recipients include:

2020 NCI Leadership Award Honorees

Business Development

  • Christian Hospital: 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 Garden 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

Special Recognition

  • Gabrielle Cole, The Fit and Food Connection




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North County Incorporated

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


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