Josh Restivo

Why you are seeking a seat on the Board of Directors?

I’ve served the Downtown community in many capacities and am now eager to put my experience and my love for Downtown St. Louis to work through the DNA Board. DNA is a ‘ship’ that continues to grow in size and importance and I relish the challenge of helping steer it.

What are your top priorities for DNA to work on?

  1. Close coordination with the CID and DSI Boards and their respective goals.
  2. Continued lobbying of City Hall for a heavy focusing of civic resources on Downtown due to the inevitable benefit to the City at large.
  3. Improve communication and alignment of goals between Real Estate Developers, City Planners, Businesses, Residents, and the various Public-Private Partnerships involved in Downtown’s success.

What are the assets you can bring to assist DNA’s mission?

I possess a strong ability to see straight through to the core of many problems. Further, I’m able to build consensus around my ideas which allows me to turn my insights into actionable efforts that often take on a life of their own.