~ The City of Saint Louis has announced the appointment of Ed Ware as the new Building Commissioner, effective immediately. With almost four decades of experience in building and codes, Mr. Ware is poised to lead the approximately 200-person division to new heights.

The announcement was made by Public Safety Director Charles E. Coyle, Sr. at 9:00 am on Monday, March 25th, 2024. Director Coyle expressed his confidence in Mr. Ware's ability to guide the division forward, stating, "This is a crucial moment for the building division. With Mr. Ware's leadership and vision, the division will continue on its path towards progress."

In response to his appointment, Ed Ware expressed humility and enthusiasm, emphasizing his commitment to integrity, efficiency, and community trust as fundamental principles for his leadership approach. "I was both surprised and humbled by the announcement," said Mr. Ware. "At the same time, I am excited about the challenges that lie ahead." He outlined his goals for the division, highlighting the importance of honesty, transparency, and trust in all interactions with citizens, colleagues, and neighborhood communities. "One of my main objectives for the Building Division is to promote and nurture integrity within our department...Through effective enforcement of Building Codes and strong collaborations with other city departments, we can build trust within our community and create a healthier and safer city for residents and visitors alike."

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During the month-long process of filling the Commissioner's vacancy, Deputy Building Commissioner Dylan Mosier served as the primary point of contact for the division. Director Coyle thanked Mr. Mosier for his dedication and leadership during this time, stating,"I want to extend my gratitude to Mr. Mosier for stepping up and assisting with the needs of the building division during this transition period."

The Department of Public Safety is looking forward to Mr. Ware's contributions and is confident that under his guidance, the Building Division will continue to excel and effectively serve the community.

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