Vibrant Communities Consulting

resources & Tools

We rely on a lot of good community assessment tools and guidelines for building stronger communities, including the following:

Coming Soon...   check back later to learn more. In the meantime, visit ourIdeas & Inspiration page.


Community Engagement

With experience in more than a dozen neighborhoods in Detroit and St. Louis.... More to come here, too. 


Community-Driven Planning

Stay tuned... this is a brand, new site. We'll have some very impressive information here soon.  In the meantime, we're always happy to talk about our experience with a respectful process of initiating conversations with community stakeholders about what they want and taking that all the way through implementing a successful plan built on the community's vision.

about us


Vibrant Communities Consulting was established by Sean Thomas because "I love working with people who have a passion for their community, especially people who can see beyond immediate challenges and are willing to work together to achieve a much brighter future."

​​As Executive Director of Old North St. Louis Restoration Group for more than 12 years, Sean facilitated a process that resulted in a 28% growth in residential population, a 42% reduction in crime (2010-2015), national, state, and local awards for achievements in neighborhood revitalization, and recognition as the "Best Place to Live" (Riverfront Times, Best of St. Louis, 2015).

To learn more, contact Sean at