St. Louis County, MO (November 1, 2019) - County Executive Sam Page appointed two new members to the St. Louis County Board of Police Commissioners on Friday.
The appointments are Judge Ray Price and Michelle Schwerin. Pending County Council approval, they will fill the vacancy created by Roland Corvington’s resignation and replace current board member Laurie Westfall.
“These selections were made with great care and consideration over the course of several weeks,” County Executive Page said. “I am confident Judge Price and Ms. Schwerin will help lead the department toward an even safer and more inclusive St. Louis County.”
Judge Ray Price is a partner at Armstrong Teasdale LLP. He served the longest term of any judge in Missouri Supreme Court history, serving two terms as chief justice. He championed the development of drug courts and criminal sentencing reform. Judge Price also served on the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners.
Michelle Schwerin is an attorney and Certified Public Accountant. As a shareholder at the Capes Sokol law firm, Schwerin specializes in complex civil tax examinations, appeals, litigation, and criminal tax investigations. She is an adjunct professor at Webster University, where she teaches in the Master of Forensic Accounting program. Schwerin also serves on the St. Louis Jewish Community Center’s Board of Directors.
“These appointments are the beginning of a critical transition period,” County Executive Page added. “We will continue implementing serious and thoughtful changes in coming weeks.”