THERE’S A NEW TREASURER IN TOWN!
St. Louis City Treasurer’s Office welcomes Treasurer Adam L. Layne
St. Louis – April 15, 2021 on the heels of a historic win for Mayor-Elect Tishaura O. Jones, The St. Louis City Treasurer’s Office is honored to announce the appointment of Adam L. Layne as the next Treasurer of St. Louis. A familiar name, many know Treasurer Layne from his service as the Deputy Chief of Staff for the City of St. Louis Treasurer’s Office, as he has served faithfully over the past year to improve systems and engage community with the work of the STLTO. One of his most notable efforts include his leadership and launch of the Parking and Towing Assistance Program (PTAP), a program that creates payment plans for St. Louisans with multiple fines, allowing them to freeze their fees, pay off their balances in smaller amounts, and climb out from under the financial burden without getting their cars booted or towed.
“I have always been a service-oriented person, strongly believing that work in service of others is truly the most rewarding and most needed. Programs like PTAP are just the sort of – service you can see – that I look forward to bringing home to St. Louisans so they feel the benefit of having a system that supports their interests, and understands their bottom line.”
– Treasurer Adam L. Layne
An experienced elected official, Treasurer Layne finished first in voting, in his 2019 race for the St. Louis Public School Board. During his time on the Board of Education, he advocated relentlessly for every school to be a quality school, while always centering equity and seeking to dismantle historically oppressive systems. One of his greatest successes was creating and chairing the Standing Committee on Budget Equity & Transparency.
Treasurer Layne is also no stranger to the needs of our students and families, as he began his professional career in 2011 as a high school math teacher for St. Louis Public Schools. In 2014, he went on to develop and lead the high school support and college access program for InspireSTL before becoming the Director in 2017. After his tenure with InspireSTL, Treasurer Layne continued his passion for service as a consultant, well positioned to develop and design curriculum. Distinguished in his expertise, Treasurer Layne was sought out both here in St. Louis and across the nation for his work delivering quality diversity, equity, inclusion support for organizations. An avid writer, he launched his own nonprofit program, The Young Griot Society, which seeks to increase youth literacy through their love for creative writing. In 2019, he joined Washington University as a research associate, supporting the launch of the Academy for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
“I absolutely love that Treasurer Layne is a numbers-minded person who always keeps the needs of the people in mind. I couldn’t be more confident that St. Louis is in the right hands, as we share a vision for a united St. Louis that we can all say YES to.”
– Mayor Elect Treasurer Tishaura O. Jones
Treasurer Adam Layne is a proud graduate of The George Washington University School of Business where he received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance. He received his Master of Education from the University of Missouri-St Louis.