Nancy Greenwood, former mayor of Chesterfield, dies

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Nancy Greenwood

Nancy Greenwood

CHESTERFIELD, MO (KPLR)- Nancy Greenwood, former mayor of Chesterfield, passed away Friday.  She had been battling cancer. Greenwood was first elected to the Chesterfield City Council in 1990, just two years after the city was organized, and played a major role in its development into one of the region’s most popular communities.

Greenwood had been elected this past Spring to a fourth term on the City Council. She never lost an election, running in 1990, 1992, 2013, and 2015.

Elected mayor in 1997, she worked towards a six-month moratorium on all development during the boom time in Chesterfield,  to allow more time for city planning. She also insisted on the establishment of a City Reserve Fund and led to Chesterfield becoming Missouri’s only City with a AAA Bond Rating.

Greenwood was born in Erie, Kansas. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas. A retired teacher, she was Professor Emeritus at St. Charles Community College and also taught at schools in Kansas and Virginia.

Greenwood is survived by her husband, Steve, and two daughters, Stephnee and Carrie, and three grandchildren.

Arrangements are pending but a memorial service will be held in Chesterfield. A private funeral will be in held in Kansas City.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Nancy’s name might be to the St. Louis County Library Foundation or to the Lung Cancer Research Center.