Mayor Len Pagano
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Leonard B. "Len" Pagano lives in Hanover Crossing and has been a resident for over 35 years. He was honorably discharged form both the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy. He is a high school graduate and took specialty courses at both St. Charles County and Florissant Valley Community Colleges. He is retired from Unilever HPC where he worked as St. Louis Plant Warehouse Coordinator. He and his wife, Joyce, have three children, eight grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Mayor Pagano has served the City of St. Peters as an elected official since 1983. He was a Ward 3 Alderman from 1983-2007. In April 2007, he was elected Mayor of St. Peters to fill a vacancy. In April 2008, he was re-elected to a full, four-year term.
"The City of St. Peters welcomes you! The information contained in this section will help you to become familiar with each of the City’s elected and appointed officials. It will also provide you with valuable information about services, local ordinances and opportunities for citizen participation. I encourage you to become knowledgeable about your City and take an active role in your City government. Stay involved!"
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The Many Benefits of Shopping Local
With the holiday shopping season in full swing, you might be trying to find some special gifts for those special people in your life. It’s always a great feeling to see someone you love open a gift that they love!
Something to think about: Spending time with loved ones is probably the best gift that we can give to each other. There’s nothing more special than the family time we share together.
A great way to both find those special gifts as well as spend more quality time with family is to shop local! You can “Shop St. Peters” or go “Shopping with the Saints” here in St. Charles County to find just about any gift on those loved ones’ wish lists. And, with less time on the road, you’ll save more precious time to spend with your loved ones.
But, there are even more reasons than that to shop local. Our brick-and-mortar businesses are crucial to our community’s success. When we buy local, we’re doing some really good things:
1) We’re helping our local businesses survive, and putting people to work in our community. Our friends and neighbors own these businesses. The people who work in our businesses usually live here and shop here, so when our local businesses succeed, it’s paid forward to other businesses.
2) Sales taxes from local sales are invested directly back into your hometown. We’re able to pave and fix roads, plow the roads clear when it snows, provide parks, manage stormwater, pay for police protection and more with our sales tax proceeds.
3) When you shop local, you’re going green by burning less fuel and saving yourself a lot of money.
For these reasons and more, the City of St. Peters, City of St. Charles and the Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce have combined forces for the “Shopping with the Saints” campaign that asks you to support local businesses during the holiday shopping season of St. Nicholas (Santa).
If you can shop St. Peters for your gift, that’s great! We have “So many choices, so close to home!” But, if you can’t find what you need in your hometown, please consider other local businesses. When you shop anywhere in St. Charles County, you’re still investing locally and helping to fund the roads, parks, etc., that we enjoy all throughout the county. There are so many kinds of businesses in our City and in neighboring St. Charles and St. Charles County that you really can buy just about everything you want right here.
Here’s a good way to find local businesses: Go to our City of St. Peters website at www.stpetersmo.net and click on the “Shop St. Peters” logo at the bottom of the page to find a directory of all of the businesses in our City. You can search for a business by category such as “Home Electronics” or “Restaurant-Pizza” or even “Smoke Free” or “Senior Discount.”
Please make the choice of Shopping with the Saints while checking off names on your gift list this holiday season. And, give a gift to yourself and your community at the same time.
My wife, Joyce, and I wish you well this holiday season, and in 2016 and beyond. Buono Natale & Buon Capo D’Anno (Merry Christmas and Happy New Year).
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