Councilwoman Hazel Erby

Biography | Hazel Erby (D)

Hazel Erby has been a resident of University City for over 35 years. She was elected to the St. Louis County Council for a second term in 2006. She became the first African American female to serve on the St. Louis County Council. She has served as Chairman of the County Council and Chairman of the Justice, Health, and Welfare Committee and is currently Vice Chair of the Committee of the Whole.


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Contact Information

Phone: (314) 615-5436
Fax: (314) 615-7890
Office: Administration Building,
41 South Central, Clayton (1st Floor)
Mail: 41 South Central Avenue,
Clayton, MO 63105
E-mail:[email protected]



Phone: (314) 615-5386
Executive Assistant: Jacqueline Carr

Committee Membership

Committee of the Whole, Vice-Chair
Committee on Disabilities
Revenue & Personnel Committee, Chair
Committee on Procurement and Contracting
Committee on Audit Review, Chair
Budget Committee
Ethics Committee 
Transit Committee, Chair 

Map of District 1

District Spotlights
  • NorthPark Redevelopment Project which is the largest redevelopment project in the history of St. Louis County
  • The construction of Express Scripts You can learn about both projects at
  • Represent the members of my district by being accountable and accessible to my constituents
  • Improve the quality of life in my district as it relates to education, redevelopment, employment, and other community concerns




Married for 42 years
3 adult children, 8 grandchildren

Religious Affiliation
St James Lutheran Church,
1401 N. Hanley Rd
Vashon High School
Lincoln University
Harris Stowe College
Work History
  • Executive Director for the Community Partnership for the Prevention of Drug and Substance Abuse
  • Site Director for the Caring Communities Program at Barbara C. Jordan School in University City
  • Founder of TAP City Program in University City - the program paired teenagers with senior citizens to assist the seniors with errands and chores

Professional Associations, Memberships, and Honors



  • Committeewoman for the University Township Democratic Club
  • Hazel has received numerous community service awards from the religious community, the University City School District and the University City Police Department.
  • Uniquely University City Award
  • Zeta Phi Beta Unsung Hero Award for Community Service
  • Dorothy Height Award from The National Council of Negro Women
  • Member of Vashon Alumni Scholarship Committee
  • Member of The National Council of Negro Women
  • Member of The National Council of 100 Black Women
  • Board member of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
  • PTO president at several schools in University City
  • Former member of the Arts & Letters Commissions in University City