After the first NSI executive director resigned, WUMCRC assisted the five Central West End (CWE) Special Business Districts with an exhaustive national search for a new director. The group engaged a search firm, Executive Bridge, out of Missouri to lead the search. Of the 230 applicants, Jim Whyte stood out. He has an outstanding reputation and 20 years of experience with the police department. Whyte is passionate about bettering the city of St. Louis and specifically the CWE.
Jim states, “I’m eager to get out and meet the residents, business owners and stakeholders of the neighborhood. One of my goals for the future is to take part in a community model used in other parts of our city called neighborhood ownership.”
Brooks Goedeker, WUMCRC Community Development Manager and NSI Chairman, lead the search for a new executive director.
“We take this process seriously. We wanted someone who would take the initiative to the next level. Someone that wouldn’t settle with the status quo. We feel that Jim Whyts is that person who can be the face of the organization and continue the successes.”
Residents and business owners of the CWE are urged to get involved in the NSI. Please join them for their monthly Public Forum at The Schlafly Library every last Wednesday of the month at 5:45pm. The forums provide a great place to voice your concerns or questions.