Adam L Layne

Treasurer, City of St. Louis

Treasurer Adam Layne was appointed in April of 2021 to succeed the
former Treasurer, Tishaura O. Jones, after winning a historic election as
St. Louis’ first Black Woman to be Mayor. A familiar name, many came to
know Treasurer Layne from his service as the Deputy Chief of Staff for
the City of St. Louis Treasurer’s Office. Layne proved to be an especially
valued asset amidst the economic challenges of the pandemic as he
worked tirelessly throughout 2020 to improve systems and deepen
community engagement 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.

Treasurer Layne joins the STLTO as an experienced elected official as he
finished first in his 2019 race for the St. Louis Public School (SLPS)
Board. During his time on the Board of Education, Treasurer Layne
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.

Having established his professional career in 2011 as an SLPS high school
math teacher, Treasurer Layne went on to develop, lead, and direct the
high school support and college access program at InspireSTL (2017),
where he was later sought out as an independent consultant to develop,
design, and implement curriculum and diversity training for organizations
in St. Louis and across the nation. 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.