The Zoo Museum District’s governing body, its Board of Directors, is comprised of eight individuals. Four Board members represent the citizens of the City of St. Louis and are appointed by the City Mayor. County citizens are represented by four Board members who are appointed by the County Executive. Appointments are on a four-year rotation. Each January 1st the terms of one County Board member and one City Board member expire. Fifty-seven citizens have served on the Zoo Museum District Board.
District Board members are assisted by other citizens, confirmed by the Mayor and County Executive, who serve on Subdistrict Commissions to oversee funds for each of the five member institutions. Each Subdistrict Commission has ten members, half from the City of St. Louis and half from St. Louis County. Commissioners play a vital role in assuring that taxpayer funds are carefully and responsibly spent.
Fifty-seven citizens have served as members of the Zoo Museum Board of Directors.