The Community Alliance of Saint Joseph promotes a shared vision for the community through collective input from citizens. Its purpose is to provide a strategic plan and implementation process to help St. Joseph optimize its potential. Key focus areas include advancing improved educational opportunities, improved livability and quality jobs. Promoting a positive image of the community helps ensure growth and a solid future for St. Joseph.

The Community Alliance of Saint Joseph’s funding partners are: the St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce, the City of St. Joseph, Buchanan County, the School District of St. Joseph, the Convention and Visitors Bureau, Heartland Health and Missouri Western State University.

Every two years, the Community Alliance leads a community survey effort to determine the priorities of local residents. To see the results of these surveys, click the links below:

2010 Survey

2012 Survey

2014 Survey

Steve Johnston is the Director of the Community Alliance of Saint Joseph. He can be reached at (816) 364-4109 or e-mailed at