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.
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Message from Mayor Pagano
Shop St. Peters: So Many Choices, So Close to Home!
St. Peters is a great place to live, work and play … that’s something I hear from a lot of you. We have great neighborhoods, parks, the award-winning Rec-Plex, a growing number of businesses and excellent schools.
In addition to all of that, St. Peters is also a great place to shop! As you tackle that shopping list this year, keep in mind that St. Peters offers “so many choices, so close to home!”
By the holiday season next year, you’ll have even more choices to Shop St. Peters. A lot of new shops are planning to open our doors right here. In fact, an exciting retail development will be under construction soon along the I-70 North Outer Road just west of Mid Rivers Mall Drive.
Called the Shoppes of Mid Rivers, the 270,000-square-foot retail center will include Academy Sports + Outdoors, Burlington, Ross Dress for Less, ULTA Beauty, Famous Footwear, Carter’s OshKosh B’Gosh, Marshalls and Home Goods. There’s room for more businesses, including four outparcels. According to media reports, the Shoppes of Mid Rivers will be the biggest retail project constructed in the St. Louis region since 2008.
Shopping at local brick-and-mortar businesses, including Mom and Pop stores near our neighborhoods, is important to all of us because when we buy local, we’re doing some really good things:
- We’re helping our local businesses survive, and putting people to work in our community. Our friends and neighbors own or work at 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.
- 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.
- When you shop local, you’re going green by burning less fuel and saving yourself a lot of money.
If you can’t find something in St. Peters, you can also shop in other communities in St. Charles County to keep your tax dollars working for you. 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 nearby communities 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 locally 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 2017 and beyond. Buono Natale & Buon Capo D’Anno (Merry Christmas and Happy New Year).
Our national motto, “In God We Trust.”
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