A record of action and collaboration

Today Webster Groves is respected for its strong home values, beautiful public spaces, and quality of life. And, through the hard work of staff and council, our city is now backed by healthy financial reserves. Those reserves enable us to plan for the future with strength.

Mayor Welch has led the way to:


  • the Senior Roundtable to provide seniors with services and information
  • the Green Space Advisory Board to promote healthy tree and plant practices
  • the Business Development Commission to encourage economic growth
  • the Arts Commission to provide and promote public art
  • the Sustainability Commission to foster environmental programs and facilities


  • the national America in Bloom Heritage Award
  • the Missouri’s Creative Community Award
  • private funding for public art in the new Sculpture Park and throughout the community
  • private funding for a proposed Barbre Park sculpture honoring North Webster


  • the 300 Tree Project in North Webster
  • the annual volunteer event, Make-A-Difference Day

During Mayor Welch’s tenure:

  • Webster Groves was named one of the 10 most desirable places to live by Family Circle
  • Home values remained strong, particularly compared to other St. Louis County municipalities
  • The City’s financial rating improved to AA1
  • Through a 5-year Capital Improvement Plan police and fire have received reliable equipment to serve the community
  • Parks have been renovated and beautification efforts in the business districts and elsewhere are in place