Jonathan Roper

City of Olivette

    Like you, Jonathan Roper loves urban planning. Currently, he serves as the planner and geographic information systems specialist for the City of Olivette, Missouri, with focused efforts on retaining and expanding businesses and increasing value of neighborhood amenities.  Jonathan serves on the Board of the Saint Louis Metro Section of the American Planning Association and was elected as the Secretary in 2017.  Jonathan is a graduate of Saint Louis University Center for Sustainability and holds a Masters in Urban Planning and Real Estate Development. He earned a bachelor degree from the Saint Louis University Public Policy/Urban Affairs Program and a Business Administration Certificate from the John Cook School of Business.  Since 1993, Jonathan and his loving family owns and operates Roper’s Ribs Barbecue in Saint Louis.  He believes delicious food sparks community engagement and conservation.