From The Mayor's Desk

  1. Mayor Ella Jones

    Honorable Ella M. Jones

Messages From the Mayor

It has been a year and I am still excited about serving the residents of Ferguson. With all of the community’s challenges, there is not a better community to live, work and play in. Below are highlights for my first year as Mayor.

Highlights for first six months
Highlights for second six months

Watch Mayor Jones interviews regarding Juneteenth: 

Mayor Jones discusses Juneteenth in Ferguson 

Mayor Jones sits with Fox2News 

St. Louis Public Radio

Ferguson Consent Decree

Good morning, Judge Perry,

Thank you for the opportunity to share my thoughts concerning the City of Ferguson and United States Department of Justice, Consent Decree.   For the last several years Ferguson has been working diligently to be in compliance with the Consent Decree.  I will be brief.

The leadership of Ferguson, which was driven by correcting the historic disparities in justice and policing in our city, has embraced and taken ownership of this Consent Decree.   We are working to meet the compliance goals of the consent decree within the next twenty-four months and to move to the next stage, monitoring, and adherence to the agreement.  The recent hiring of Troy Doyle as Ferguson’s Chief of Police sends a strong message that this city, the City of Ferguson, is committed to the urgency, accountability, and a forward looking/proactive environment to guide our police department who is committed to gaining the respect of our constituents, practicing constitutional policing, and is centered on respecting the public while also maximizing public safety.  These two critical qualities do not conflict but instead complement each other.  We are going to get it done!

Thank you for an opportunity to speak.


Mayor Ella M. Jones


Mayor Ella Jones