ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The construction and development industry has lost a long-time leader.

Terry Briggs, – who served as executive director of the SITE Improvement Association from2001 to 2020 and later as the mayor of Bridgeton, Mo – died unexpectedly on Feb. 14 at the age of 68.

A North County St. Louis native, Briggs earned a degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Missouri in 1977. Throughout his career, he pursued causes he was passionate about and generously served many organizations including the Productive Living board, Special Olympics board, Special School District Board of Education and the Municipal League of Metro St. Louis.

Briggs is survived by his wife, Lorie, his three children, a daughter-in-law, three siblings, three grandchildren and many other family members and friends.

Donations to Valley Industries Sheltered Workshop at 143 James S. McDonnell Boulevard, Hazelwood, Mo. 63042 are gratefully welcome in celebration of his life.