The Time is Now

Over the past 5 years we’ve had 34 town halls, read 1,000,000 pages of government regulations, and talked to thousands of people in St. Louis with one goal in mind: The creation of a just and prosperous Saint Louis region. Our research has led to one conclusion: Consolidating City and County is the change we need to create a thriving St. Louis.

Our Work

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City County Unificiation

In partnership with leaders across the region, we work to raise awareness and support for the unification of St. Louis City and County.

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We are a hub for assessing our region’s inequities and use of public resources.Our research ranges from government sepending to public safety, all with a goal of ensuring St. Louis is stronger for everyone.


Community Engagement

Community forums, small group conversations, one-on-one meetings, and community surveys guide our work. A better St. Louis is a St. Louis where voices across our region participate in reimagining our collective future.

fragmentation: By the numbers

Elected Officials

Billion Dollars in Annual Spending

Fire Departments

Police Departments

Municipal Meetings Every Month

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Better Together Events

Let’s learn together! Come to a Better Together event or invite our team to come to your community meeting. We’ll share about our work and are eager to hear your thoughts and learn from you.

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We can come to you! Have a neighborhood association meeting, church group, or rotary club that would like to hear more? Let us know and we’ll be there.

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Better Together is a 501(c)3 organization committed to research, education, and action that addresses our region’s fragmentation. There are many ways to support our work.

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The stories and experiences of St. Louisans like you are why we do what we do. Reimagine STL is an initiative of Better Together to gather and share your vision for a stronger St. Louis.

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