Soulard Honorary Mayor 2021

Soulard Honorary Mayor Contest Rules:
This is an honorary position. Honorary Mayor will have no legal jurisdiction over Soulard or any part of the City of St. Louis. Receipts will be turned in to the SBA office at 822 Lafayette Street in a designated Poll Box between December 28-January 2.

Receipts should be tabulated with subtotals for:
Qualified businesses:
Grocery/Farmers Market
Groups can pool their receipts and designate their candidate. For instance, if you live in a multi-family building, you can use all receipts and designate 1  candidate.

Designate the Candidate name, email, social media handle, phone number as well as Jacket size for Honorary Mayor’s jacket. Women’s S/M/L/XL/2XL Men’s S/M/L/XL/2XL.

Winning candidate will supply a photograph for commissioned portrait
This is to support our Soulard Businesses. Please respect the business and staff when requesting a receipt. Don’t forget the #tipchallenge.

Winner will receive a mayoral inauguration 20 person happy hour at a mutually agreed upon outdoor space, at a mutually agreed upon time, following all St. Louis City Covid-19 guidelines.

Recognize that the inauguration may be postponed due to Covid-19 concerns.

Campaign notes:
This is first and foremost a fun campaign to support all Soulard businesses.
Share on Social Media.
Team Up! Mask Up!
Name your Team.
Follow all Covid-19 guidelines.
SBA will give out random prizes throughout the month to those teams posting on Social Media. Creativity is king! This is a for-fun-campaign.
The final tabulation and winner will be determined the election committee and will be final. If you don’t like collusion, bribery & fun, we suggest you run for Honorary Mayor at a neighboring neighborhood.

Soulard Honorary Mayor Campaign
What if the business doesn’t offer receipts?
Don’t bug the business. Most, if not all, Soulard businesses can issue receipts.
However, if the business is crazy busy or just having a bad day, slip a note for a signature or let them be and move on to the next.

Are vendors at the Farmers Market participating in this event?
That will be up to the individual vendor. (see above).

Can I form a team?
Yes. Teams are encouraged. Campaign advisors can play a vital role in
any election campaign. One candidate must be designated to be elected
Honorary Mayor, but you can reward your advisors at the Inaugural happy hour for 20.

Tell me more about the Inaugural happy hour.
The winning candidate will receive happy hour for 20 of their constituents and a mutually agreed upon location and time. Includes 2 hours of beverages &  appetizers.
Covid-19 guidelines must be followed.

What information needs to be on the receipt?
Date, name of business, total amount

Do manufacturing plants count?

Does delivery count?
Yes. Meal and merchandise delivery from a Soulard business counts.

Can I duplicate receipts for my friends?
No. Original receipts. Receipts can only be used once.

Will I get lunch with the Mayor of St. Louis?

What if someone cheats?
We don’t yet have an honorary police force yet, so everyone is on the honor system.

What if I don’t like the way the election is being run?
Run for honorary office in another neighborhood.

Who can I contact for further clarification?
We suggest you don’t over think it, but if necessary, you can contact us at

Where do I drop off my receipts?
At the new SBA Office 822 Lafayette Avenue. We will have a poll workers and a poll box at designated locations and times from December 28 – January 2. Exact times and locations will be announced on on the Soulard Business Association Facebook page.