Ward 2 Alderman Judy Bateman
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Judy Bateman lives in Country Hill South and has been a resident over 32
years. She works as a real estate agent with STL Buy and Sell Real Estate.
Judy and her late husband, Al, have five children.
April 2007 to serve the residents of Ward 2 for four years, Judy
previously served as an Alderman for Ward 2 from 1991 to 2001.
Alderman Bateman also serves as President of the St. Charles County Municipal League.
Alderman Bateman currently serves as Aldermanic Representative on the Senior Advisory Committee.
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Message from Alderman Bateman
My Best Friend and Life Partner
Twenty-four years ago I started my journey as an Alderman in our great City. It has been and hopefully will continue to be a source of joy, compassion and inspiration in helping to set the course for our City in the past and in the future. The articles I have submitted in the past have never been personal but hopefully you will allow me to tell you a little about my best friend and life partner, Al Bateman.
On June 16 my world stopped! I lost my husband of 55 years, Al Bateman. He was my soulmate and my biggest fan in the world of politics and in our everyday life of raising five sons and loving on his 13 grandchildren. I want to share some personal things about Al, the guy who never was in the spotlight, or the forefront, but rather a steady partner that stood behind me when I failed and beside me when I had crazy ideas of pushing certain things to the forefront in our City. He was with me on all my campaigns, post hole digging the large sign placements and going door-to-door asking for a vote for me.
I know he would rather have been fishing, doing his artwork, or visiting Rabbit Run Park every day with his trusted sidekick Henry, his beloved pet, or watching his Cardinals on TV, but never once did he waver in helping me get out the vote. Al had a servant’s heart and it was reflected in his community volunteerism with the St. Peters Lion’s Club for 38 years. He was always ready to help a neighbor or his children in any projects that needed another set of hands or eyes.
I was so overwhelmed by the outpouring of love that I was and still am receiving from our community, our City staff, and my fellow elected officials. We are a family and when one hurts we all hurt. Thank you to all who have reached out to me in this very challenging time. I will take comfort in my 55 years of memories and know one day we will be together again.
Tell your loved ones daily they are loved. It never should be taken for granted.
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A Fresh Start
Welcome, Spring! The birds are singing and flowers are blooming, and our beautiful City is emerging from the cold, snowy weather we experienced in the early months of 2021.
I know with the past year and many of us confined to our homes the thrill of riding & walking our trails is a welcome to the fresh start of Spring.
Our City has many exciting new projects coming to our hometown in the next few weeks. The jobs created by our new employers will be a great advantage to our county as hiring local is a perfect plan to get employees that don’t have to travel a long distance … Speaking of distance, our Justice Center served our county government well during 2021 in the height of the pandemic. Our facility was designed to allow the officials and staff to be 6 feet apart while other government centers were reduced to zoom meetings during 2020. We hosted the county government and allowed them to conduct their business and keep a safe distance. Communities working together is always a win-win.
Another win-win I want to let our residents know about is our St Charles County Youth Advisory Council. Teens aged 13-18 are forming subcommittees to involve our youth in the county they live in to help plan future projects that can benefit the entire county. Our group will focus on recreational and environmental topics and also learn about various governments throughout the region. The time commitment is one meeting per month and possibly a separate date for visiting county facilities. We will have adults to chaperone and if anyone wants to know more about this group, please contact me. Thank you as always for letting me represent you in our City.
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