This morning, I will inform City employees that Alderman Gregory J. Carter died early this morning in an automobile accident. He had represented the 27th Ward - the ward in which he grew up - since 1993.
Greg was liked by all those who knew him. Numerous awards testify to the respect in which he was held by our community: The Trailblazer Award from the 100 Black Men; Chairman Awards from the Human Development Corporation; Lifetime Achievement Award from the St. Louis Teachers and School Related Personnel Union, Local 420; the Walbridge Community Education Lifetime Achievement Award; the Achievement Award of the Missouri Waste Coalition; Community Services Award from Legal Services of Eastern Missouri; and many others.
Kim Slay and I extend our condolences to Greg's family and friends.