St. Louis Association of Community Organizations (SLACO)

WPLNA and St. Louis Association of Community Organizations 

WPLNA currently has an open position representing us on the SLACO Board of Directors. Key features of the position include:

Length of service 

  • 1 to 3 years depending on SLACO’s schedule


  • Attend 4 full Board meetings/year  (appx. 1.5 hours each held in evenings)
  • Meet occasionally with member representatives of other community organizations in our geographic area
  • Ideally, attend SLACO’s annual member meeting with registration fee paid by WPLNA (full day meeting  held at Forest Park Community College 2/2/19)
  • Participate on one of SLACO’s standing committee (e.g., Nominating Committee, Annual Meeting Planning Committee, Vacancy Committee)
  • Average monthly time commitment about  1-2 hour


  • Meet St. Louisans from multiple areas beyond WPLNA’s borders
  • Learn about issues affecting WPLNA, other communities, and their organizations
  • Participate in making St. Louis a better city through urban planning
  • Expand  knowledge of how St. Louis functions 
  • Meet interesting people with similar and dissimilar backgrounds

Next steps 

  • Contact Harold Karabell ( to volunteer for this unusual way of contributing to WPLNA and the greater St. Louis area


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