DMO Of the Month:
Kacie Starr Triplett
Alderwoman, St. Louis, MO
Featured in "O" Magazine,
Triplett is Much More than a Fashionista
Kacie Starr Triplett, a newly-elected Alderwoman in St. Louis, Missouri is drawing attention locally and nationally. Named one of "Nine Women who Master Power and
Style" in Oprah Winfrey's "O" Magazine,
Triplett is far more than a well-dressed woman.
Her website defines her this way,
"Elected at the age of 26 to the St. Louis Board of Aldermen, Kacie was sworn in as one the youngest elected leaders in the history of Saint Louis in April of 2007. As a life-long resident of the 6th Ward, Kacie has devoted her entire career to public service and improving her communities.
"Alderman Triplett’s work and dedication has attracted national attention and recognition. She’s been featured in ALIVE Magazine’s as one of St. Louis’ local residents with the most "buzz” and in Ebony Magazine as a Young Leader Under 30. Alderman Triplett has also represented the United States during a bi-partisan delegation to East Asia where she studied the government and history of Vietnam. In 2008, the Riverfront Times named Triplett the Best Local Politician in the region.
"During the presidential primary, she served as the local spokesperson for the Barack Obama campaign – playing an important role in his historic victory, and later serving as a delegate to the 2008 Democratic National Convention. In 2008, after the November election, Triplett introduced legislation honorarily [sic]designating a St. Louis street after President Barack Obama.
"Committed to improving our neighborhoods and the Saint Louis community, Triplett is an active participant in the local Habitat for Humanity chapter, where she sits on the Board of Directors, and serves as a member on the St. Louis Downtown Partnership and the Water Tower Preservation Board. She is a proud member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church in the 6th Ward and lives in the same neighborhood in which she spent her childhood."
Triplett pushed hard for three years to finally pass a Vacant Building initiative in St. Louis. She is strong advocate for the homeless, and strives to engage young people in leadership development and political participation.
Democratic Municipal Officials is pleased to recognize Kacie Starr Triplett as our DMO of the Month for November 2010.