Gregory FX Daly
Collector of Revenue
Dedicated to Serving St. Louis
LIFELONG CITY RESIDENT
A lifelong resident of the City of St. Louis, Gregory F.X. Daly was born and raised in the 12th Ward, a neighborhood where he lives today. Daly has dedicated his career to serving the people of this great city. For much of his adult life, Gregg Daly has worked in various city staff positions and elected positions. After proudly serving in the National Guard from 1971 - 1977, Gregg returned to St. Louis and went to work as a policy aide for three Aldermanic Presidents including Tom Zych, Tom Villa, and Francis Slay.
In 1998 he was elected License Collector, a position he held until 2006, when he then was elected Collector of Revenue.
As the Collector, Gregg has worked to streamline and evolve the collection process, making it more efficient and taxpayer friendly. While understanding that paying bills and taxes is never fun, it can at least be easy; and that’s something he strives to do as Collector.
Daly has spent the last several years as Collector of Revenue updating the office’s technology, providing faster and easier ways for citizens to pay their taxes, providing compassionate and efficient customer support by instituting the Taxpayer Pledge, and ensuring that taxes are collected, protected, and allocated without disruption or controversy. In fact, many insiders believe Daly has the most efficient, well-run office in city government.
Gregg Daly canvassing for Prop E- the retention of the earnings tax. Daly contributed $50,000 to the campaign to retain the earnings tax in 2021.
COMMITMENT TO COMMUNITY
In 2016, Gregg Daly was elected the Committeeman for the 12th Ward and leads the 12th Ward Regular Democratic Organization. In addition to attending his own neighborhood meetings, it’s not uncommon to run into him anywhere in the city; getting to know other residents and sharing his love of St. Louis.
Throughout the years, Gregg has dedicated his time and money to numerous charitable organizations in our community. He serves on the board of Heat Up Cool Down St. Louis and has served on the Jefferson National Parks Commission. He was Co-Chair of the Habitat for Humanity Golf Tournament. With his office, he has organized food drives, hygiene drives, and shoe drives to support homeless families in the metro area, as well as fundraising for our Veterans, the Children’s Heart Foundation, Lupus Foundation of America, St. Jude’s, and the fight against Juvenile Diabetes.
He is active in the Pride Parade, the Downtown and Dogtown St. Patrick’s Day Parades, Mardi Gras Parade, and the People’s Joy Parade. Gregg and his team regularly participate in the Komen Race for the Cure, raising thousands of dollars to help find a cure for breast cancer.
AWARD WINNING EXPERIENCE
Recently, Gregg was nominated for Golden Gov: Executive of the Year, by the LocalSmart Award program presented by StateScoop. The LocalSmart Award program honors the visionaries who transform local government to make a difference in citizens' lives. “These awards celebrate the achievements of those who work to make a lasting impact in the government IT community,” is how the award is described by the LocalSmart Award program.
Under Gregg’s leadership, the Collector of Revenue Office won three major awards:
Local Smart Award: PayIt St. Louis:
IT Innovation of the Year
Government Experience Award:
2020 City Government Experience Winner
Smart 50 Award:
2021 Smart 50 PayIt St. Louis
COMMITMENT TO COMMUNITY
Gregg grew up in the Immaculate Heart of Mary parish in south St. Louis and graduated from Augustinian Academy. He graduated from Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences. Gregg proudly served his country in the National Guard from 1971 – 1977.
Additionally, Gregg owned and operated several successful small businesses in St. Louis. Perhaps the most memorable of which, was the popular teen and family destination in south St. Louis, Hi-Land miniature golf course at River Des Peres and Chippewa.