Benjamin T. Allen, SR.

City Council
Title: Council Member, Ward 4

      Benjamin (Ben) Allen, Sr.

     Councilman Ward 4

City of Black Jack, Missouri


  • Married 60 years (LaVerne – RN, BS)
  • Black Jack Resident for 45 years
  • Retired Vice-President for Edison Brothers Stores, Inc.

Municipal Government Services

  • Active in City of Black Jack for 44 years
  • Member of City Council for 40 years representing Ward 4
  • Former President Pro-Tem of Black Jack City Council
  • Chairman of the Black Jack Finance and Insurance Oversight Committee
  • Chairman of the Black Jack Personnel Policy Committee
  • Chairman of the Black Jack Special Events Committee
  • Member of the Black Jack Liquor License Committee
  • Former member of Planning and Zoning Commission – BTN Board – Emergency Management - Parks & Recreation Board

Active Community Involvement

  • Member of the Board – Alphabet Soup Academy
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Annie Malone Children’s and Family Service Center
  • Member of the Board – North County Incorporated
  • Member of the Board – I Have a Dream Foundation (St. Louis)
  • Member of the Missouri Municipal League
  • Member of the Municipal League of Metro St. Louis
  • Member of the Greater North County Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of North County Inc.

Past Community Involvement

  • Board member - North County Incorporated Transportation Committee
  • Commissioner – St. Louis County Fire Standards Commission
  • Co-chairman – North County Citizens Group
  • Chairman of Board, Annie Malone Children’s and Family Service Center
  • Regional Advisory Panel Member  – North County Incorporated
  • Executive Board of Directors – Municipal League of Metro St. Louis
  • National Retail Federation Member
  • Optimists International of St. Louis Member
  • Trustee for Trailwoods Subdivision
  • President of Trailwoods Homeowners Association
  • Co-chair for Mathews-Dickey Boy’s Club Boosters Association
  • Captain – Sustaining Membership, Jamestown School Girl Scouts –
  • Chairman – Girl Scouts Cookie Campaign, Jamestown School
  • Loaned Executive, United Way Campaign
  • Torch Lighter (Speaker), United Way Campaign
  • Junior Achievement Adviser


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