Boards and Commissions
Boards and Commissions have an important role in Ladue City government. Members are appointed by the City Council upon recommendation of the Mayor. Residents interested in serving on a City Board or Commission please submit a completed Volunteer Interest Form for consideration.
Architectural Review Board – Meets the First and Third Thursday of the Month.
The Architectural Review Board reviews building applications for conformity to proper architectural standards; for general conformity with style, design and size of surrounding structures; and that applications support proper architectural development in the City.
|Matt Wolfe, Chairman||Fred Goebel|
|Rob Lochner||Diane Porthouse Lochner|
|Chris Cedergreen - Alternate|
The BOSTA Committee was formed in response to an initiative for Ladue to become a Tree City USA. The Committee advises and assists city officials and staff in the development of plans to manage trees and green spaces on city and private property. The Committee also plans city Arbor Day celebrations.
|Laure Hullverson- Chair Person||Beverly Tucker Knight|
|Elliot Dole||Nancy Ylvisaker|
|Brook Palanca||Sean Seed, City Arborist, Ex-Officio|
|Heidi Reed||Anne Lamitola, Director of Public Works, Ex-Officio|
Board of Fire and Police Commissioners – Meets Second Monday of the Month
The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners establish the policies that govern the internal operation and functioning of the Fire and Police Departments, and issue/enforce rules and regulations governing the conduct of the members of the respective departments.
|William M. Francis, Jr., Chairman||John P. Stupp|
|John D.Schaperkotter||Stephen Jones|
|Rush James||Ed Horn|
|L. Shepley Hermann||Nancy Spewak, Mayor, Ex-Officio|
Firemen’s and Policemen’s Pension Fund Board of Trustees – Meets as Required
Manage the assets of the City’s Firemen’s and Policemen’s Uniform Pension Plan.
|Joseph Rechter, Chairman||Fire Chief Steve Lynn Ladue Fire Department|
|Bill Francis||David Kaiser, Ladue Fire Department|
|Chief Ken Andreski, Jr. Ladue Police Department||Nancy Spewak, Mayor, Ex-Officio|
|Dennis Pohlmann Ladue Police Department|
Finance, Revenue, and Taxation Committee – Meets as Required
The Finance Committee advises the Mayor and Council on all matters of revenue and taxation, and upon the financial condition of the City. The committee makes recommendations on controlling expenses and enhancing revenues.
|Hunter Brown||James E. Schiele, Emeritus|
|Lisa Guirl||Nancy Spewak, Mayor, Ex-Officio|
|Mark Merlotti||Joseph Rechter, Treasurer, Ex-Officio|
|Maurice Quiroga||David Wells, Collector, Ex-Officio|
Insurance Committee – Meets as Required
The Insurance Committee advises the Mayor and Council on all matters related to the purchase of insurance coverages by the City and proof of insurance coverage that contractors and vendors are required to provide the City.
|Walter Klein, III, Chairman
||Jonathan Dehner, M.D., FACR|
|Robert Roth||Nancy Spewak, Mayor, Ex-Officio|
|David Wells||Finance Director
Public Works Committee –First Wednesday, every other month
The Public Works Committee advises the Mayor, Council, and Public Works Director on all matters pertaining to the operation of the Public Works Department.
|Mark Ratterman-Chairman||Brent Suffian|
|Clint Williams||Kathleen Riordan|
|Randy Parham||Nancy Spewak, Mayor, Ex-Officio|
|Brook Palanca||Anne Lamitola, Director of Public Works, Ex-Officio|
|Tim Kaufmann||Patrick Hensley, Councilman, Ex-Officio|
Retirement Committee Non-Uniformed Employees’ Retirement Fund – Meets as Required
Manage the assets of the City’s Non-Uniform Employees’ Pension Plan.
|Joseph Rechter, Chairman||Ivan White, Public Works Department|
|Wesley Jones||Nancy Spewak, Mayor, Ex-Officio|
|Shelly Benson, City of Ladue Administration||Scot Bollinger, Public Works Superintendent|
Ladue Storm Water Advisory Committee - Meets as needed
The committee makes recommendations for development and implementation of the program to the city council.
|Lloyd Palans – Chairman||Mark Koester,Storm Water Eng.|
|Michael Kinsella||Samantha Smith, Staff Eng.|
|Mary Ann Rober||Josiah Holst, Project Mgr.|
|Philip Schwarz||Nancy Spewak, Mayor, Ex-Officio|
|Scott Solsvig||Anne Lamitola, Director of Public Works, Ex-Officio|
|Amanda Griffin, Storm Water Eng.||William Brennan, Councilman, Ex-Officio|
Zoning Board of Adjustment – Meets on First Tuesday of the Month
The Zoning Board of Adjustment considers appeals to decisions for building permits which are denied because of non-compliance with the City’s Zoning Ordinance or Building Code.
|Liza Forshaw, Chairman||Dan Welsh
|David Schlafly||Lee Rottmann, Alternate|
|Laura Gerdes Long||Kristen Holton, Alternate|
|Elizabeth Panke||Jon Dalton, Alternate|
Zoning and Planning Commission – Meets on Fourth Wednesday of the Month
The Zoning and Planning Commission recommends to the Mayor and Council those regulations that will best follow the City’s Comprehensive Plan, and preserve the City’s land and building development.
|McPherson D. Moore, Chairman||John Lochhead|
|Thomas Kahn||Robbye Toft|
|Timothy Crowley||Margaret L. Holtman|