People of the Greenways: Monica Huddleston

Monica Huddleston was appointed to the Great Rivers Greenway Board of Directors in 2009. She has served as Vice President, Treasurer and on multiple committees as a member of the 12 person board:

“I accepted my appointment to the board of Great Rivers Greenway because of the mission. There is no gray area about what we are trying to do. We are connecting the region with greenways. The people decided that this mission was important enough to approve a tax. And when the people put their vote and their YES behind something like this, why wouldn’t I want to be a part of it, do you see? The other reason is the whole diversity, equity and inclusion angle. At the time I was appointed, there were no other African-Americans on the board at all. I wanted to make sure that the great trails and other wonderful projects get to be in other areas that typically don’t get those types of things. It’s important to me to see that the Black community and the Hispanic community gets a piece of this wonderful action. I read everything that is sent to me. I analyze it and I offer very solid input not only from my personal viewpoint but the viewpoint of my community where I come from. I am really proud of the work we do-especially the St. Vincent Greenway. I am excited to see what happens when it is all connected. “

~Monica Huddleston, one of six Great Rivers Greenway Board Members representing St. Louis County. St. Vincent Greenway is her home greenway!