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3:10 pm
Fri September 16, 2011

Ford-Griffin to leave St. Louis Board of Aldermen for mayor's office

Ald. April Ford-Griffin, who has represented the 5th Ward since 1997, will resign her seat Sept. 30 to become the head of the city's Civil Rights Enforcement Agency.
(photo courtesy of the city of St. Louis)

Ald. April Ford-Griffin, who took over as chairman of the St. Louis city budget committee this year, is leaving the aldermanic chambers for the Mayor's office.

Mayor Francis Slay announced on Friday that Ford-Griffin, who has served as the Fifth Ward alderwoman since 1997, will be the new director of the city's Civil Rights Enforcement Agency, which Slay called a "vitally important agency." The former director, Ruby L. Bonner, retired on July 1.

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