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Mayor Len Pagano

Mayor Len Pagano for St. Peters, Missouri


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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 from 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. He was re-elected to full, four-year terms as Mayor in 2008, 2012 and 2016.


Mayor Pagano currently serves on the President’s Advisory Board on Community for Lindenwood University, is an Executive Board Member for Metro Mayors of St. Louis and serves on the Executive Board for Missouri Mayors United for Progress.


"The City of St. Peters welcomes you! The information contained in our website will help you to become familiar with each of the City’s elected and appointed officials. It will also provide you with valuable information about services, local ordinances and opportunities for citizen participation. I encourage you to become knowledgeable about your City and take an active role in your City government. Stay involved!"




Message from Mayor Pagano

Great Service at Lower Costs!

“We’re the only ones who get their trash picked up two times a week!” That’s what a resident told me a couple of weeks ago when I was out shopping in St. Peters. She told me about a conversation she had at church recently with some of her friends. Her friends were complaining about the high cost for their trash bill, and the problems in their local town with their recycling program. 


When the St. Peters resident told her friends she got her trash picked up two times a week, her friends couldn’t believe it. Our St. Peters resident told me she didn’t realize that people who live in other cities or in St. Charles County only get their trash picked up one time a week. She was shocked when I told her that not only did she get better service, her fees were less.


It’s easy to take our low costs and fees for granted here in St. Peters. And, our services are second to none.  We’re able to keep picking up your trash twice a week even though many other cities and the County moved to one time a week trash pickup many years ago. 


We get our utility bills and we pay them and we don’t think twice about it. But when you compare our costs with the costs in other cities and in St. Charles County—you’ll see the difference and it’s a big deal to people like me who are on a fixed income.


Every year, we post a chart on our website that shows how our costs compare to the rest of the region. The chart lists the costs for things like sewer/water and trash and recycling. When you see the difference between what you pay in St. Peters and what our neighbors pay you’re going to be pleasantly surprised!


Our staff and the elected officials work hard to keep those costs low. Our partnership with the City of St. Charles on a pipeline from the City of St. Louis water plant means we’re able to have a safe, secure water supply at a much lower cost than if we had to build a bigger plant here in St. Peters. More than 40% of our water comes to St. Peters via this partnership.


We have our own trash and recycling operation in St. Peters. We’re able to sell the goods you recycle—paper, cardboard, aluminum cans, plastics and more. This helps us reduce your trash fees.  Plus, in spite of the changes globally in the recycling markets, we’re still able to offer curbside recycling. Some of your friends in other cities have had big changes in their recycling programs. They may only be able to recycle by taking items to a recycling center, or the only items they can recycle curbside are plastic containers. Guess where some of those plastic containers go to be recycled?  St. Peters! That’s right, we’re now handling the recycling of plastic containers for our neighbors in O’Fallon. 


Great services at the lowest cost—just another reason to love “My Hometown!”


Our national motto, “In God We Trust.”


An Amazing Year for Economic Development

Amazon.  FedEx.  The Grove Collaborative.


These are just some of the new, nationally recognized brand names in St. Peters or on their way to St. Peters with thousands of new jobs. Seeing all the building underway in 2018 and the businesses opening, and watching hundreds of construction workers on the job all over St. Peters, last year was great and 2019 is already a fantastic year!


In fact, Mid Rivers Newsmagazine just had a wonderful cover story about all the economic development in St. Peters and KMOV-TV Channel 4 also did a special feature about this topic. And, the St. Louis Business Journal just announced that for the fourth consecutive year, the 63376 zip code had the most residential home sales in the entire St. Louis region!


You’ve probably seen the construction too and I know you’re shopping at some of the new retail locations that have opened their doors in St. Peters at the Shoppes of Mid Rivers and at Mid Rivers Mall. My wife Joyce and I spent a lot of time shopping here during the holiday season and were very happy to find special gifts as we shopped St. Peters and saw lots of our neighbors getting great deals in our hometown!


Our existing companies are growing too and some vacant spots are open again as new exciting businesses move here. Long-time companies like Seyer Industries are adding on to their facilities.  Meanwhile, we’ve welcomed the first Syberg’s location to St. Peters in the old Joe’s Crab Shack near Mid Rivers Mall and the former Sports Authority space on Veterans Memorial Parkway is being filled by The Edge Fitness Club, which will be moving into that location soon.
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen just opened on Salt Lick Road and other businesses like Burger King restaurants in Old Town and on Jungermann Road and McDonald’s restaurants on Spencer Road and Mexico Road have been renovated. Many more businesses are in the planning stage and others are looking at places to move to in our hometown. All told, we’ve got nearly 2 million square feet under construction or opening soon.


More and more people are making St. Peters their hometown too. Several residential developments are underway, and more than 1,100 multi-family units are open or under construction. 


What an exciting time for our City! You may want to keep track of our economic development efforts by joining the email list for Economic Update, our monthly e-newsletter. It’s got the latest on new businesses opening in St. Peters, what’s under construction, in the planning stages or expanding; and the new housing developments. It’s easy to sign up and it’s always interesting!


We’re blessed in St. Peters with great businesses, neighborhoods, schools, an outstanding quality of life and most especially the wonderful people who call My Hometown home. We’re so happy you’re here and we are looking forward to more great news in 2019.


Our national motto, “In God We Trust.”



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