MML Welcomes New Board Members
Thursday, December 26, 2019
Posted by: Laura Holloway
Missouri Municipal League Welcomes New Board Members
The Missouri Municipal League welcomes three new board members to the MML Board of Directors. New members were appointed at the recent MML Board of Directors meeting to fill vacancies.
City of Smithville Mayor Damien Boley
Damine Boley was elected in 2018 at the age of 37 and is currently running for a second term. He did not serve as an alderman prior to being elected Mayor. Boley lives in Smithville with his wife Kelly and 8 year-old-daughter Anastasia. He works in IT and teaches at two local colleges. Along with serving on the MML’s Environment, Energy and Sustainable Development policy committee, he also serves on the Northland Regional Chamber board. He was recently asked to serve on the KC Climate action executive board as treasurer.
Boley loves promoting Smithville. On his first official day on the job, he interviewed and made an offer to Smithville’s city administrator who, along with the board of aldermen, have delivered large infrastructure projects including a downtown streetscape, sewer, water, sidewalk and trail projects. The City just adopted a 10-year strategic plan and has started work on a comprehensive plan update.
City of North Kansas City Council Member Bryant DeLong
Bryant DeLong is a council member representing the 1st Ward of North Kansas City. Council Member DeLong was first elected in 2017 and reelected in 2019. Council Member DeLong has served as the council liaison to the North Kansas City Parks Board since 2017 and was appointed as Mayor Pro Tem in 2019.
DeLong served on the MML Resolutions Committee in 2017 and 2018, and also served on the MML Board of Directors Nominating Committee in 2018. Bryant is active with the National League of Cities First Tier Suburbs Council, as well as the Transportation & Infrastructure Services Federal Advocacy Committee.
City of St. Peters Mayor Len Pagano
Leonard B. "Len" Pagano lives in Hanover Crossing and has been a resident of St. Peters 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. Mayor Pagano was recently appointed to the Missouri Municipal League Board of Directors.