Tower Grove Heights Neighborhood Association Committees
Block Captains help to enhance the lives of people in our area by welcoming them to the neighborhood and sharing information and resources with them to build a sense of community pride that contributes to the well-being of all of our residents.
While the role of Block Captain carries no law enforcement authority, it provides a means to help to break the cycle of crime. Block Captains help to establish a safer, friendlier place to live; they help to clean up and beautify the area and they strengthen the whole neighborhood by encouraging engagement with neighbors and in neighborhood activities.
Block Captains represent the residents of their block at Block Captain meetings and often communicate issues or concerns to the Neighborhood Improvement Specialist on their behalf. Tower Grove Heights and Tower Grove South Block Captains meet jointly on second Mondays (January-November), 6:30 p.m. at Oak Hill Presbyterian Church, 4111 Connecticut.
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If you are interested in helping to reduce crime in the neighborhood, through more effective lighting, security cameras, and other safety strategies, this is the committee for you! Our SLMPD 2nd District Liaison Officer meets regularly with this committee.
The Social Committee is responsible for planning and arranging social activities for the neighborhood throughout the year. Events include the monthly Heights Nights happy hours (2nd Tuesdays, April – September) in casual settings spotlighting local businesses; monthly family meet-ups at the East Playground in Tower Grove Park (June – August); support for neighborhood block parties for National Night Out (2nd Tuesday in October); and the family-friendly Hallowganza in Ritz Park (last Saturday in October) in conjunction with surrounding neighborhoods. Everyone is welcome to attend all of the events, including kids!
The committee also plans socials immediately following each monthly meeting of the neighborhood association (4th Tuesdays, January – November) and presents the quarterly “Matt-the-Cat” award recognizing individual neighbors’ outstanding service to the neighborhood.