About Us


Mission Statement

Jefferson Barracks is an historic military installation which as a community, state, and federal asset remains critical to the cultural heritage, support, and defense of the St. Louis region.

The mission of this community council is to protect, preserve and promote the heritage of Jefferson Barracks. This heritage includes the historic buildings and the integrity of the landscape, the St. Louis County Parks, the National Cemetery, the VA Medical Center, the National Guard installation, and complementary present and future facilities.

The council will work together to provide focused community effort and cooperation for the preservation of the institutional and historical investments in Jefferson Barracks and the preparation for future developments.

Board of Directors

President: Art Schuermann*, JB Missouri Air National Guard  /  Vice-president: Donna Schuman**, South County Chamber of Commerce  /   Secretary: Beth Letscher***, St. Louis County Economic Council  /  Treasurer: Frank J Ziegler, Jr**, Retired  /  MGen Stephen L Danner*, The Adjutant General of Missouri  /  Col David W Newman*, JB Base Commander  /  LTC Christopher Mickan*, 70th Troop Command of the MO Army Guard  /  RimaAnn O. Nelson (or Rep.)*, Director of the V.A. Hospital in St. Louis  /  Jeff Barnes*, Director of JB National Cemetery  /  J. D. Magurnay*, St. Louis County Parks—JB Historic Park  /  Bill Florich**, Jefferson Barracks Heritage Foundation  /  Al Maixner**, Maixner and Maixner Co., CPAs  /  Carole Baras***, ReMax Results Realtors  /  Sue Schoemehl***, former MO State Representative for Oakville  /  Barb Hehmeyer***, Lemay Chamber of Commerce

* =    Ex-Officio or Appointed per Bylaw  /  ** =    Elected, term expires end of 2011  /  *** =    Elected, term expires end of 2012