Alderman Townsend Comments

  1. Joyce Townsend

    Joyce Townsend

    Ward 1 Alderman

Thank You to Our Military Heroes

May 2023 UpFront Newsletter

I’m grateful for the men and women in my family who have served our country through military service. My uncle was a Navy gunner aboard the SS Washington, which was hit by Nazi submarine torpedoes in the North Atlantic during the convoy supply runs in World War II. After ten harrowing days in the lifeboats in freezing water, they were rescued by a British ship off the coast of Norway. His stories about that time are fascinating and heroic.

On Memorial Day we salute those of you who have offered to give your all to defend the rest of us. May we all take some time over the holiday weekend to appreciate our freedoms, remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice and the friends and families who carry the cost of the loss of their loved ones all the days of their lives. God Bless all of you and God Bless America!

  1. Previous Message from Alderman Townsend

History Marches On!

I’m very happy to report that our Historical Focus Group is achieving great things! So far we have collected numerous items and information about our founding families, and we’re working on the finishing touches of a Walking Tour brochure that will be available for your summer days in our Old Town area. With our brochures to guide you, we’ll be telling you stories about St. Peters’ first days and her first people. As we can, we will update the brochures with even more stories about the early businesses and families that made St. Peters more than a place on the map.