Tower Grove East Neighborhood Association

Founded in 1965, Tower Grove East Neighborhood Association is registered as a 501(c)(3) (non-profit) organization as TGE Neighborhood Charities, Inc.. Our mission statement is:

To achieve an outstanding urban neighborhood characterized by a diverse population, unified in an atmosphere of trust, respect and friendship.
TGENA has always been one of the strongest neighborhood associations in the City of St. Louis. Our residents have led the way in all aspects of neighborhood redevelopment in St. Louis. Our strength comes from broad based resident involvement. TGENA provides leadership and support for all neighborhood development efforts. We encourage all residents to become members. We want your voice to be heard as we plan our future together!

Board of Directors

The Board consists of five elected officers, representatives of the eight Standing Committees and non-voting Liasons to organizations that serve our neighborhood. Additional Committees may be formed as needed.

  • President – Denise Heinz
  • President Elect – Alex Thomson
  • Secretary – Mary Anne Pikrone
  • Treasurer – Brian Kratz
  • Charitable & Community – Marilyn Lancaster
  • Communications – Severyn Jarman
  • Beautification – Ralph Noyes
  • Engagement – Zachery Ford
  • Commercial Development – Patrick Moore
  • Membership – Graham Steffaniak
  • Neighborhood Safety – vacant
  • Newsletter – Kristine Hildebrandt
  • Ways & Means – Bill Gilbert


  • Tower Grove Park – Larry McCarthy
  • Community Garden – Joe Goodman
  • Virginia Orchard – Susan Herzberg
  • SLACO – Meghan Speiser
  • Block Captains – Denise Heinz

* Note: To request time on the agenda for both the TGENA board meeting or general membership meeting all requests must be emailed to at least 48-hours in advance.