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David Wilson

Senior Manager, Environment and Community Planning,
East-West Gateway Council of Governments (EWG)

David A. Wilson is Senior Manager, Environment and Community Planning, East-West Gateway Council of Governments (EWG), where he has worked since 2002. He has led sustainability planning and worked on the St. Louis Great Streets Initiative. He has worked with the EWG Water Resources Council to develop watershed plans and review regional water quality plans.

David previously served as director of education at the St. Louis Science Center (1987-92) and manager of environmental education at the Missouri Botanical Garden (1981-86), where he founded the EcoAct Environmental Leadership Program for high school students - a program now in its 30 th year.

Mr. Wilson teaches a course on rivers and another on sustainability as an adjunct professor at Webster University. He recently completed six years on the Board of Trustees of The College School, an independent K-8 th grade school, where he served two years as president of the board. David currently serves as the president of the Board of Directors of St. Louis Earth Day. He is past president of the St. Louis Metropolitan Section of the American Planning Association and currently the section director on the State Chapter Executive Board of the APA.

He is co-editor of At the Confluence: Rivers, Floods and Water Quality in the St. Louis Region, Missouri Botanical Garden Press, 2003. He has a B.A. from Yale University and an M.A. from Washington University.

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