Thursday, May 9, 2013
Nancy Spewak gets into the business aspects of running a highly-successful suburban community.
Yesterday, Spewak talked about her views concerning city leadership. Today, she gets down to the nitty gritty of working with developers, getting things done while moving the City forward. Patch: Does the Mayor get involved in any business development projects for the city? Spewak: As the Mayor, I would offer the city’s help in any way we can to a land owner or property landlord to hear from the mayor and the council the benefits of locating in Ladue. I think it is very important for the City of Ladue to be business friendly but what with that being said, we are not interested in increasing the footprint of our retail space. We have limited retail space, and we want to enhance what we have. The city obviously listens to all ideas, but it …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Almost one month into the new job, Nancy Spewak talked to Patch about her vision, future plans for the City of Ladue and more.
Nearly one month into the new position as Mayor of the City of Ladue, Nancy Spewak dropped everything and sat down for a lengthy one-on-one interview. She talked about everything from land development to the Dogwood Parade Festival to showing off the front door of the City with the new Colonial MarketPlace. This is a good chance to catch up with City leadership, find out what the new Mayor is thinking and then begin to formulate some questions you would like to ask of the new Council and Mayor as their terms begin anew. Read the Ladue-Frontenac Patch Wednesday and Thursday for the muse and views of the new Mayor Nancy Spewak.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Snafu in vote certification puts off installation of Nancy Spewak by day or two.
Technically speaking, Anthony “Tony” Bommarito is still the mayor of Ladue. He was to pass the gavel Monday afternoon to councilwoman Nancy Spewak who won the April 2 election unopposed. However, the St. Louis County Board of Election Commissioners has still not certified the results, so Spewak will not be sworn into office until sometime today or Wednesday. The event does not require convening another meeting. Likely, installation of Spewak and new council member Bill Brennan will be re-enacted at the next regularly-scheduled meeting in May. Bommarito, who just presided over his last meeting took the opportunity to thank the community and his fellow council members and city employees. “First, I want to thank our residents who elected me …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Results from ward races, school board races in Ladue, Frontenac, and Huntleigh
These are the results from the races for the election of April 2, 2013. Frontenac Mayor Keith Krieg, 576 votes, 98.13 percent write in 11, 1.87 percent Ward I John O'Connell, 167 votes, 59.01 percent Kate Hadfield, 107 votes, 37.81 percent Michael Morris, 9 votes, 3.18 percent Ward 2 Bud Guest, 128 votes, 98.4 percent write in, 2 votes, 2.54 percent Ward 3 Tom O'Brien, 158 votes, 59.85 percent John Levis, 106 votes, 40.15 percent write in, 0 Huntleigh Ward I Ward II Jagdish Hinduja, 24 votes, 96.00 percent write in, 1, 4 percent City of Ladue Mayor Nancy Spewak, 236 votes, 98.79 percent write in, 4 votes, 1.21 percent Ward I Ward 2 Ward 3 Bill Brennan, 276 votes, 98.72 percent write in, 3 votes, 1.08 percent
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The other candidate, Ed Hempstead, Jr. withdrew from the race.
When voters go to the polls in Ladue April 2, there will be just one name on the ballot for mayor. That would be veteran council woman Nancy Spewak. Ed Hempstead, Jr. an insurance executive had filed for office and recently withdrew his name from the race. Spewak will replace Anthony "Tony" Bommarito who decided to step down as mayor after serving one term. Bommarito previously served 10 years as a member of the city council. Spewak is looking forward to working with residents and hearing their thoughs and opinions. Spewak will sit down and talk to Patch in February about her hopes and plans for the city once she takes office.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
After serving for eight years in the Ladue City Council, Spewak says she would like to take her commitment “to the next level.”
Councilwoman Nancy Spewak has filed for the mayor’s seat in the upcoming April 2 election and currently remains unopposed as Mayor Anthony Bommarito announced on Monday that he would seek reelection. Spewak, a life-long Ladue resident, has served in the council for almost eight years, representing Ward 3. “I think my biggest strength is my experience and proven collaborative leadership style,” Spewak said. “I am known as someone who gets things done.” Spewak said she admired the job done by Mayor Bommarito and thanked him for his service to the community. “I think he had a tremendous vision for his city,” Spewak said. Nine years ago, Spewak opened her own business, Property Enhancements, an interior design and home-staging firm, in Ladue. …