County Council reelects Days as chair

Rita Days

Rita Days

The St. Louis County Council voted last week to elect 1st District Councilwoman Rita Heard Days as council chair. 

The council voted 6-1 in its first meeting of 2022 Jan. 4 to reelect Days as council chair. 

Dunaway voted against her, citing her previous objections to a mask mandate.

The council also selected 4th District Councilwoman Shalonda Webb as vice chair. The position was previously held by 7th District Councilman Mark Harder. 

This is the first time that two African-American women have held the positions of chair and vice chair. 

The county charter calls for a chair and vice chair to be elected by the council at the first meeting of the new year.