NCI Names 2014’s Award Recipients Name

Will be Honored at May 16 Breakfast

North County Incorporated (NCI)  has announced that our annual Business Development, Community Development, Elmer Belsha Leadership, Public Service, and Special Recognition recipients have been chosen and will be honored at NCI’s 37th Annual Breakfast on Friday, May 16, at 7:30 a.m. at the Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel.  This year’s presenting sponsors are HDR Engineering and SSM DePaul Health Center.

Tickets are $45 per person. Sponsorship packages are still available.  Reservations are required;  call NCI at (314) 895-6241 or go to

NCI’s Business Development Awards will be presented to Charter Communications.

NCI’s Community Development Awards will be presented to Hazelwood School District under the leadership of Supt. Grayling Tobias, current NCI Executive Board member Scott Negwer, owner of Negwer Materials, Inc.

Patty Gould, director of School-Business Partnerships and Community Education for the Pattonville School District and a past NCI board chair will receive the  Elmer Belsha Leadership Award, which is presented annually to an individual whose long-term commitment to NCI and the North County region has had a positive impact on the community.

Public Service Awards will be presented to outstanding individuals, elected, appointed, or employed by a public body whose long-time service has had a positive impact on the community. This year the awardswill go to:  Jerry Dunn, Ph.D., executive director, Children’s Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis based at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

St. Louis County Police Department’s Lt. Jeffrey Fuesting, commander of the City of Jennings unit., NCI Board Member Mayor Norman C. McCourt of Black Jack and NCI Executive Board Member  Marcia Pfeiffer, president of St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley.

Special Recognition Awards will be presented to individuals that have made a significant impact on the communities and citizens of North County. Those receiving this award are: Brian Goldman, president, Northwest Chamber of Commerce and Veronica Morrow-Reel, Community Development assistant at Citizens National Bank of Greater St. Louis and vice-chair of the Riverview Gardens School District’s Special Administrative Board of Education.

NCI’s 37th Annual Breakfast is made possible by these generous sponsors:

Presenting Sponsors are HDR Engineering and SSM DePaul Health Center.  Corporate Plus sponsors include St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley and U.S. Bank. Corporate sponsors include Christian Hospital, Commerce Bank, Community News, Favazza & Associates, LLC, Johnny Londoff Chevrolet, NorthPark Partners, Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 562, Public Policy Research Center, SSM Rehabilitation Network, St. Louis County, St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, and The Bridge at Florissant and Life Care Center of Florissant.

Supporting sponsors include Betty Jean Kerr People’s Health Centers, Inc., Bommarito of Hazelwood, Hazelwood School District, Independent News, Kent Miller Photography, Lindenwood University, Lutheran High School North, Metro, Paul Cerame Auto Group Inc., Trinity Catholic High School, University of Missouri-St. Louis, Valley Industries, and Workforce Solutions Group-St. Louis Community College.

North County Incorporated is a regional development organization, which acts as a catalyst to define and advocate economic and community development for North St. Louis County.  NCI was established in 1977. Chief Michael Gantner, Black Jack Fire Protection District is the current board of directors chair.

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