Ward 3 Alderman Terri Violet
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Terri Violet lives in the Applewood subdivision and has been a resident for 30 years. Alderman Violet is the first female veteran on the St. Peters Board of Aldermen. At the completion of her 6 years in military service she received an honorable discharge from The United States Navy. She studied at St. Charles Community College and is concentrating on Political Science. She and her husband, Jeff, have two children and six grandchildren.
Terri attends Calvary Church and is an active member on the worship team. She served as a volunteer with the American Red Cross in leadership roles as a Marketing and Communication Liaison and National Disaster Response Supervisor. Terri is a Team Manager for the annual Mike Bush Fantasy Baseball Camp for hearing impaired children in which the City of St. Peters is a sponsor (photo below). She is also a member of American Legion Post 313.
Alderman Violet has been a Neighborhood Watch Captain in St. Peters since 2008. She previously served on the St. Peters Veterans Memorial Commission as Chaplain and as an alternate Commissioner on the Planning and Zoning Commission. She was appointed as Alderman for Ward 3 in September of 2012. Alderman Violet currently serves as an Aldermanic Representative to the Parks, Recreation & Arts Advisory Board (Cultural Arts Focus Committee).
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Message from Alderman Violet
My Family, My Inspiration
Learning of unknown family members can be a great blessing and a great inspiration in life! This is a blessing I would gladly receive over again. Recently we took a long-awaited trip to Plymouth, Massachusetts to visit the Mayflower II and the gravesite of my 10th Great Grandfather. The entry sign to this city reads; “America’s Hometown” … it has a nice almost familiar ring to it. On my visit the reality of learning about a distinguished relative, came to life. I was left breathless as I stood at the breaking waves on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean where these brave Pilgrims landed. At that moment in time, I was filled with a deep desire to learn more about my dear relative and his long grueling trip to build a new life in a whole new world. A tour guide on the Mayflower II filled the ocean air with stories about the Pilgrims and details about my relative, George Soule, telling of their arrival in Plymouth 401 years ago. Below deck I looked out the portal and could almost sense what the passengers saw for many weeks. Water, water and more never-ending water! This ship carried 102 passengers, many crew members, animals and much needed supplies on the long and dangerous journey to a new land they would call their home. The living space was extremely cramped, dark and difficult to live in but they finally made it safely to land. They made it to America! George Soule was a young man, an indentured servant that left his homeland to find a place he could worship freely. He signed the Mayflower Compact and helped to establish a self-governing community in Plymouth Colony in 1620.
Over half of the 102 Pilgrims didn’t make it through the winter of 1620-21. I am grateful that George Soule was one of the survivors! He later married, had a large family and served as a Deputy on The General Court of Plymouth Colony, the original colonial legislature of the Plymouth Colony. I am honored to have served my country as a U.S. Navy veteran. Just as my seafaring Great Grandfather, George Soule, served “America’s Hometown” at Plymouth Colony, I am even more honored to be serving “My Hometown” of St. Peters.
In keeping with serving my community, if you have any city-related questions or concerns feel free to contact me at 636-734-1883 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and always remember that your concern is my concern!
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Respect, Honor & Gratitude
Having lived in St. Peters for 33 years, I have realized that St. Peters goes above and beyond to show respect and support to our veterans. When I visit local establishments, or speak at community events, I am repeatedly told “Thank you for your service!” It is normal for our loving community to honor our veterans. With gratitude, our City has chosen to show appreciation by honoring them through the Veterans Hall of Honor.
This program was created to potentially honor every veteran that has resided or resides in the City of St. Peters for their unselfish commitment to our great country. The only way it becomes possible to meet this vision is for residents to apply to the program. The cost is only $15 for each plaque. (The veteran’s DD 214 is required with the application.) If you are interested, you can download an application from www.stpetersmo.net/honor, pick one up in the City Hall atrium lobby or contact me for further information. The application will explain more details.
Memorial Day is fast approaching so get your application in soon. If you have City-related questions, please contact me at (636) 734-1883 or email me at email@example.com. Please remember that your concern is my concern!
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