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Mayor Len Pagano

Mayor Len Pagano for St. Peters, Missouri


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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.


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Message from Mayor Pagano


City Administrator Hire Signals Stability and Trust


On July 30, 2016, we welcomed Russ Batzel to the City Administrator’s position for your City of St. Peters government. Russ takes over the office that Bill Charnisky had occupied for 19 years until his retirement.


The City Administrator is the leader of our professional City of St. Peters staff. Hired by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen, this leader works with your elected officials to set a vision for the City, and oversees our City staff to make sure we move toward that vision.


Bill did a lot of great things for the City of St. Peters during his time as City Administrator. He’s been a steady leader for nearly two decades, helping us achieve a reputation as one of the nation’s best cities. I think maybe the most impressive thing I can tell you about your City of St. Peters government under Bill’s leadership is that our residents have recognized City staff’s outstanding level of service with overall ratings of 96% or better in customer satisfaction surveys for 12 consecutive years.


So, you might not be surprised to hear that while our organization is undergoing a change at the top, we did not seek an overhaul. In fact, we didn’t even have to look outside the organization when the Board of Aldermen and I considered Bill’s replacement. For more than two decades, Russ Batzel has been one of the managers on our City staff who has helped carry out the City’s vision and develop a wonderful quality of life for our residents through efficient, effective services.


Russ was hired in 1995 as our Public Works Director, promoted to Group Manager for Public Works Services in 1997, and moved to Group Manager for Transportation and Development Services in 2011. Russ worked directly under the City Administrator as a Group Manager for the past 19 years. He has managed various City departments, including Water & Sewer Utilities, Streets & Transportation, Engineering & Planning, Stormwater and Fleet Maintenance. He will work to fulfill the mission in our “Vision 2025” 10-year strategic plan to provide high-quality municipal services and amenities for our community.


The choice of Russ Batzel signals more stability for our fantastic organization, and signifies the trust that our elected officials have in our professional staff to continue to focus on providing a wonderful quality of life for our residents.


PROPOSITION Q ON AUG. 2 BALLOT: Our residents will have a decision to make at the ballot on Aug. 2 that directly concerns our quality of life in St. Peters. Proposition Q proposes construction of two quality of life projects: 1) Outdoor Aquatic Center, and 2) St. Peters Golf Course Clubhouse and New Banquet/Community Center. This $12 million bond issue would NOT require a tax increase if passed.


Please learn more about Prop Q at and REMEMBER TO VOTE ON AUG. 2!


Our national motto, “In God We Trust.”




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