Ametra Harris appointed to City of St. Louis Planning Commission

Women's Foundation Appointments Project Hits New Milestone with 30th Appointment

St. Louis, MO –Women’s Foundation is proud to announce the appointment of Ametra Harris to the City of St. Louis Planning Commission. Harris was appointed by Mayor Francis Slay, who has partnered with the Women’s Foundation’s Appointments Project, in order to address the gender gap in city leadership positions.

Ametra Harris 

Ametra Harris 

“Ametra Harris will be a wonderful addition to the City of St. Louis Planning Commission. As a young engineer, Ametra will bring a valuable perspective to the commission,” said Mayor Francis Slay. Thanks to our partnership with the Women’s Foundation, we continue to make progress on increasing the number of qualified women in leadership roles on boards and commissions in the City of St. Louis.”

“Ametra will be a valuable addition to the City of St. Louis Planning Commission. We are happy to have provided her with guidance and support,” said Wendy Doyle, President and CEO of Women’s Foundation. “We are grateful for our partnership with Mayor Slay as we endeavor to empower more women to serve on boards and commissions.”

Ametra Harris received her bachelor’s degree in of civil engineering from the University of Dayton in 2015, and she works as a Staff Engineer for Kaskaskia Engineering Group.

“I am excited to take on my role of service with the City of St. Louis Planning Commission” said Ametra Harris. “I truly appreciate all of the support the Women’s Foundation has provided me throughout this process and Mayor Slay for the appointment and wonderful opportunity.”

The Women’s Foundation Appointments Project serves as a talent bank, advisor, and advocate for women seeking leadership opportunities for civic engagement and works to attract diverse applicants for appointed positions on boards and commissions.

Thirty (30) women have been appointed to boards and commissions in Missouri and Kansas as a result of the Appointments Project since its launch in the spring of 2014. The Appointments Project is currently active in helping recruit and train more women to serve on boards and commissions for the States of Missouri and Kansas, the cities of St. Louis and Kansas City, MO, and Olathe, KS.

The Women’s Foundation promotes equity and opportunity for women of all ages, using research, philanthropy and policy solutions to make meaningful change. More information about the organization can be found at