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Urban League President Michael McMillan honored with Ebony ‘Power 100’ Award

Michael P. McMillan, president and CEO of the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis was recently selected to Ebony Magazine’s 2013 Power 100 list. Chronicled in “The Dream Keepers” section of the list, McMillan was recognized for his ability to inspire others in their pursuit of civil rights and economic empowerment.


McMillan, who formerly served as License Collector and Alderman for the City of St. Louis, is truly humbled by this unique honor.  “I am truly grateful to Ebony Magazine for selecting me for this honor. It is very inspirational to be selected as a keeper of the dream which was created by the great men and women who have gone before me. As a result, I look forward to continuing the work and mission of the Urban League to empower African Americans and others in the St. Louis region,” McMillan said.


Previously for almost seven years, McMillan served as the License Collector of the City of St. Louis where he represented approximately 20,000 businesses and collected approximately $60 million dollars in business tax revenues annually that were redistributed to city agencies. He has been the youngest person elected as an Alderman and License Collector in the history of the City of St. Louis. McMillan is credited for building collaborations to generate $1.25 Billion Dollars in economic development initiatives in housing, schools and businesses for one of St. Louis’ most depressed urban communities.

The EBONY editorial team selected the 100 most influential African-Americans in the country.  These achievers have made noteworthy accomplishments over the past year.   These game-changers have positively impacted our society in profound and lasting ways.

“The EBONY Power 100 speaks volumes about the diversity of our accomplishments and the power of our collective influence across virtually every spectrum of society,” said Amy DuBois Barnett, Editor-in-Chief of EBONY. “We are thrilled to honor these exceptionally talented people who have inspired and enthralled us, and who have helped to shape our lives.”

The 2013 Power 100 list will appear in the December/January issue of EBONY on newsstands the week of November 4. The gala celebration will take place in New York City on November 4, 2013, at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in the Time Warner Center.


The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis is the fourth largest affiliate of the National Urban League. Offering more than 50 social service programs to St. Louis metropolitan area citizens, the League’s mission is to equalize life chances for all people. The Urban League is certified by the Better Business Bureau and is a proud member of the United Way.

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