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Published on Thursday, May 8, 2014

Ruby Bonner has been appointed to MSD’s Board of Trustees. Ms. Bonner replaces Jim Buford, whose second term expired this past March. MSD’s Charter does not allow trustees to serve more than two terms.


Ms. Bonner is a retired City of St. Louis administrator, having served most recently as Executive Director for the St. Louis Civil Rights Enforcement Agency. In addition to a private law practice and service as a municipal court judge for the City of St. Louis, she has also served as a Division Director with the State of Missouri Department of Public Safety and General Counsel for the St. Louis Public Schools Board of Education. Ms. Bonner currently works part-time as an educational consultant and as an independent contract Equal Employment Opportunity Investigator for the federal government.

In addition to her private practice and government service, Ms. Bonner has served on numerous not-for-profit boards and commissions, including the Missouri’s Public Defender Commission, the YWCA, the Annie Malone Children’s Home, the Mercy Seat Elderly Apartments, the Missouri Botanical Garden, and the Forest Park Forever Women’s Luncheon Committee.

Ms. Bonner earned a Bachelor of Science Degree, magna cum laude, from Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin, and Juris Doctor Degree from St. Louis University School of Law.

Ms. Bonner’s term expires in March 2018.