Alderman Reimer Comments

  1. Melissa Reimer

    Melissa Reimer

    Ward 3 Alderman, Board of Aldermen President

Coming Home

May 2023 UpFront Newsletter

Life has its many twists and turns and sometimes the most interesting and unexpected things can happen. You see, most of you don’t know that I am a native of St. Charles. I’m the only person currently serving on the St. Peters Board of Aldermen originally from St. Charles, Missouri. I spent my formative years in Harvester and St. Charles City and I dearly loved the area. I attended Benton Elementary and have the fondest memories of that grand old school, playing at Blanchette park, and dinners at Pio’s restaurant. At that time, St. Peters was a small town and we would visit my mom’s friends here. This area was still mostly undeveloped country.

When many people were moving to St. Charles in the 1970’s, my family moved to St. Louis County. I never wanted to leave but when you’re a child you don’t have a choice in those matters. I did adapt as I have always been able to do. I enjoyed many good times there and made wonderful lifelong friendships but my heart always felt at home in St. Charles County. There was a pull to come back. There always has been.

Time went by and as my children grew I knew I wanted to return to my roots and during our house search it was very clear that St. Peters was the place we wanted to be. Everything about it was exactly what we were looking for. A hometown feel with all of the comforts of a larger city. In the time we have been here my children have flourished and I have been so truly honored to serve the residents of this wonderful community.

If someone would have told me when I was a young girl that one day I would be a St. Peters Alderman that girl wouldn’t have believed it. You see, I came from very humble beginnings where simply getting by was the priority. However I was very fortunate to have some amazing people in my life who made sure I knew I was capable to achieving great things. Those encouragers made all the difference in my world.

I am incredibly thankful to be here, to serve my community, and for the many friendships I have found along my journey. I came back to the area I love and I am so proud to serve the people of the City of St. Peters. I look forward to continue to serve with strength, humbleness, and a strong resolve to take care of my constituents and all residents in our city. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your continued support. It means the world to me.


Indoor Veggies

As I write this we are still in December and I can't tell you how many times I've heard someone say that this time of year, all we do is eat! Holidays mean gatherings, food, time indoors and a little stress on top of that. While it is wonderful to celebrate, all the festivities can be hard on one's health. January is my time for a health reset, especially when it comes to the food I eat.

During the summer my family grows a garden. Not a large one, but big enough to supply us with fresh produce. I have always wanted a sunroom where I could grow plants and vegetables. Unfortunately I don't have that, and as much as I love my home, it has small windows so little light comes in. Recently we have purchased a hydroponics system and my family is currently experimenting with growing spinach, lettuce, tomatoes and cucumbers. It won't be much, but it is a fun and exciting prospect to grow some of my own food indoors.

While I know that I will still need to purchase most of my veggies at the store, I am looking forward to seeing just how much my little system will produce. It feels empowering to know that I am working towards growing healthy, pesticide-free food that my family will enjoy.