The lines of communication take many forms today. Organized neighborhood blocks with Block Captains are just one way to stay connected to our community.
While every resident is encouraged to contact the Citizens’ Service Bureau (CSB) for short-term reporting, long-term community plans and goals usually follow a different route starting with Block Captains.
If you are interested in being a Block Captain or connecting with your block’s current Block Captain, please use the Contact Form at the bottom of this page.
Block Captains Roles and Responsibilities
Be a liaison between your block and the ENA and the NIS
Received communication from block residents
Attend bi-monthly ENA meetings
Deliver communication to block residents
Meet 2 times per year with other Block Captains to share ideas and concerns and to brainstorm solutions to present at ENA meetings
Be a lead resident in organizing/developing block-level improvements and gatherings
Encourage participation in neighborhood events.
Welcome new residents to your block and subsequently, the neighborhood
Be part of the Ellendale phone tree — collect/maintain block residents’ phone numbers and other contact information
Block Captains are NOT expected to be an authority in any criminal situation, act as law enforcement, nor authorized or encouraged to become physically involved in a crime in progress.
The ENA has sub-divided Ellendale into five geographic zones. Within each zone, blocks will be designated based on streets, other geographic markers, and suggestions from Block Captain volunteers.
Zone 1 — Near Knox Avenue
Includes Knox Industrial Drive, Knox Avenue, Wilson Ave, Clifton Avenue, Famous Avenue, Eveline Street, and Amanda Street.
Zone 2 — North of Southwest Avenue
Includes Ecoff Avenue, Balson Avenue, Noonan Avenue, Abbott Place, Magnolia Avenue, north side of Southwest Avenue and both side east of Lowry, Lowry Avenue, Hewitt Avenue, Lanham Avenue, and Limit Avenue.
Zone 3 — South of Southwest Avenue and East of McCausland Avenue
Includes South side of Southwest Avenue west of McCausland, Queen Avenue, Hermitage Avenue, Odell Street off of McCausland, Ivanhoe Avenue east of I-44, McCune Avenue, Marmaduke Avenue, Odell Street off of Ivanhoe, Hoffman Avenue, Hudler Street, Arsenal Street east of I-44, Jamieson Avenue north of I-44, Smiley Avenue, Scanlan Avenue, and Frico Avenue.
Zone 4 — Ellendale Avenue North of Canterbury Avenue
Includes Ellendale Avenue north of Canterbury, Ellendale Place, Rabenberg Place, Emilie Street, Fern Street, and Arsenal Street west of McCausland.
Zone 5 — South of Canterbury Avenue
Includes Canterbury Avenue to City limit, Tremont Avenue, Esplanade Street, Tennyson Square, Byron Place, Oxford Avenue to City limit, Commonwealth Avenue to City limit, Leamington Avenue, Piccadilly Avenue to City limit, Manhattan Avenue to City limit, St. James Square, Wellington Court to City limit, and Ellendale Avenue south of Canterbury.
Contact Your Block Captain
If your block currently does not have a Block Captain, consider volunteering for the role yourself. Currently, your question/comment/concern will be directed to the ENA President who will address your communications and forward it to your Block Captain (if the role if filled).
Citizens’ Service Bureau . . . . . 622-4800
Police (non-emergency) . . . . . . 231-1212
Brightside St. Louis . . . . . . . . . 772-4646
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Mayor’s Office Sustainable Neighborhood Initiative:
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Sustainable Neighborhood Toolkit:
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