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Mayor Len Pagano


636-278-2244, ext. 1233 • 636-477-6600, ext. 1233


Mayor Len Pagano for St. Peters, Missouri


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Leonard B. "Len" Pagano lives in Hanover Crossing and has been a St. Peters resident since 1976. 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 three great grandchildren.

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, 2016 and 2020.


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. Mayor Pagano was recently appointed to the Missouri Municipal League Board of Directors


"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

Join Us for Special Annual Tradition

We’re all speeding through the 2021 holiday season.  Thanksgiving has come and gone and we’re all busy trying to think of the perfect gifts for all the special people in our lives.  On Dec. 3, I hope you’ll join me, our elected officials and hundreds of our neighbors and friends as we light the beautiful Christmas tree in front of City Hall, enjoy the singing of familiar carols and a great dance and concert from one of our favorite area entertainers—Butch Wax and the Hollywoods!  It’s hard to believe this is the 32nd annual tree lighting event for the City of St. Peters.  Some of the children who were there when we started are now bringing their own kids to help light the tree and see Santa.  Watching all of this warms the heart of the many grandparents in the crowd, including mine and my wife Joyce.


I hope you’ll all be able to take some time to enjoy this wonderful time of year with family and friends.  It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle and stress.  There doesn’t seem to be enough time to get everything done.  But I’d also like to remind all of us (including me) that we have a lot to be thankful for and we all need to take a deep breath and take care of ourselves so that we’ll be there for all the special people in our lives.  Think of where we were just a year ago and how far we’ve all come.  How wonderful it is now that we’re able to get together with our family and friends, and, we’re all looking forward to a fantastic 2022.


Your City of St. Peters has accomplished many things this year.  We’re back on the Money Magazine “Best Places to Live” list and we’re the only Missouri city on the list.  More businesses are taking the FasTrac to St. Peters and we’ve added many more jobs.  Our amazing staff team adds more awards and national honors for professionalism.  These are all important.


But, the most important thing about our City is our people—YOU!  Our residents—families, friends and neighbors are the foundation of our success!  With our friendly neighborhoods, great schools, beautiful parks and trails and awesome amenities we are all proud to live in “My Hometown” St. Peters.


I’d like to thank all of you and our wonderful City staff and elected officials for another great year in St. Peters!  My wife, Joyce, and I wish you well this holiday season, and in 2022 and beyond. Buono Natale & Buon Capo D’Anno (Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!).


Our National Motto: “In God We Trust”


A Special Veterans Day Ceremony

I am pleased to say that on Thursday, Nov. 11, we will host our City’s Veterans Day Ceremony in person after a year of virtual ceremonies. The event will take place at our Veterans Memorial Site in front of City Hall. Please keep in mind that this year’s event will begin at 9:30 a.m., a half-hour earlier than we usually begin veterans’ events.

It’s always special when we can get together and pay tribute to the men and women of our U.S. Armed Forces and thank them for all that they have given to their country and all they have sacrificed for us. This year, it’s a little more special since we’re able to return to an in-person ceremony for Veterans Day.

I am also looking forward to hearing from our featured speaker, Sean Ambriz, who is both an active member of our military and a veteran of two tours in Afghanistan. Sean is also an advocate for veterans and author of the book Ghosts of the Valley. He currently serves as First Sergeant of Echo Company, 701st Military Police Battalion at Ft. Leonard Wood.

Our Veterans Memorial Commission is responsible for planning the events at our Veterans Memorial Site. They have had a variety of featured speakers throughout the years, and each one of them has had a unique perspective and provided valuable insight about serving in the military. Sean Ambriz brings a valuable perspective as someone who served overseas as part of the War on Terror. Each and every person who puts themselves on the line for our country deserves our respect for their commitment. I believe that, as Americans, we all have the responsibility to listen to our nation’s heroes and understand what they have to tell us about their experiences serving our country. Also, as a veteran myself, I personally appreciate when our community participates in our veterans’ events. If you can, we would love to see you at our Veterans Day event on Nov. 11.

Another important ceremony that will return to City Hall this year is our Tree Lighting Ceremony! Come join us on Friday, Dec. 3, starting at 6:30 p.m. Help us light the tree and enjoy a special Holiday Hop performance by Butch Wax and The Hollywoods!

Have a great Thanksgiving, everyone. As Mayor of St. Peters, I have so much to be grateful for, and I appreciate all the wonderful people we have in our community and all you do to make My Hometown St. Peters one of the Best Places to Live!

Our National Motto: “In God We Trust”