Mayor: The Honorable Laurance M. Howe
Moved to Warson Woods: 1990
What I love about Warson Woods: Legally we are a city but in reality, we are a neighborhood.
About me: Both my wife Mary and I were born and raised in St. Louis. I have three children and five grandchildren. Many, many years ago, I used to drive thru Warson Woods and I always thought it would be a great place to live. It turns out, it was and is more than a nice area, it is a great place to live and raise your kids. Kind of like “Cheers”, where everybody knows your name!
(*To find out what ward your home is in, view the Warson Woods Ward Map here.)
Ward 1 Alderwoman: Dawn Bickford
Moved to Warson Woods: Over 35 years ago!
What I love about Warson Woods: The small size, the homes and easy access to the entire St. Louis area.
About me: I grew up in Ballwin and we regularly came in to shop at the Warson Woods shopping center. I have worked in the accounting/finance field my entire career, first at McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) then SBC (now ATT). One of my favorite things is getting out to explore our beautiful state. My newest roommate is a little black cat that I adopted from the Humane Society.
Ward 1 Alderwoman: Hannah Mayer
Moved to Warson Woods: 2009
What I love about Warson Woods: I love that I can send my kids out the door in the morning and they can always find things to do and friends to play with. Nothing makes me happier than a gaggle of feral kids running around.
About me: I first knew I was destined for political greatness in 1997, when I was elected as a student Senator in college. After a brief hiatus to build a career, get married and have three daughters, I am finally fulfilling my life’s destiny as Alderwoman, reminding residents to drive the speed limit and pick up their dog poop.
Ward 2 Alderman: George P. (G.P.) Dorris, IV
Moved to Warson Woods: 2011
What I love about Warson Woods: The ‘neighborhoody’ feel about it.
About me: My wife, Laura, and our two sons live on Edlin at Bennett. I am a Manufacturer’s Representative for several companies mostly in the mechanical power transmission and industrial automation industries with a warehouse in N. St. Louis. In my free time, I’d prefer to be outside camping, trout fishing, hunting, or waiting for whatever happens to be in my smoker! I was on the WWSC Board as Facilities Manager for four years and as President for the four years following that. After a year off, it looks as if I will be leading the team again for the 2021 season, too. During nicer weather, we have a collection of antique, St. Louis-built, automobiles that we drive around and display at car shows around the city.
Ward 2 Alderwoman: Lucy Pfyl
Moved to Warson Woods: 2016
What I love about Warson Woods: The sense of community.
About me: Though raised in Chesterfield, I spent countless hours with family in friends in Warson Woods. That is how I discovered what a great community Warson Woods was then and is now. After graduating from college I traveled, worked in sales, and eventually went back to school to become a nurse. We moved to Warson Woods to raise our family in the township I so loved as a child. I hope and plan to keep Warson Woods as wonderful as I remember and safe for all.
Ward 3 Alderman: George Bruenning
Moved to Warson Woods: 1995
What I love about Warson Woods: It’s a great place to raise a family.
About me: I have been married for 33 years and I have two beautiful children and one granddaughter. I love watching sports, fishing, camping and traveling. I work for Hackett Security and have been with the company for 29 years.
Ward 3 Alderman: Charlie Luisetti
Moved to Warson Woods: 2000
What I love about Warson Woods: It’s a quiet, friendly neighborhood
About me: I grew up in the area and have so many great memories. I have two sons ages 25 and 23 and I’ve been a long time volunteer at Ste. Genevive.
Ward 4 Alderman: Mike Dell’Orco
Moved to Warson Woods: 2004
What I love about Warson Woods: It’s hard to say – there’s lots of things. But, probably the best thing is the sense of community we have here. People enjoy living here – lots of long time residents/ homeowners, great sense of pride in the community and friendly neighbors who look out for one another.
About me: Grew up in St. Louis area (North County); grandfather owned and operated a barber shop in Warson Woods in 1960’s thru 1971 (near present day King Doh). Career US Army officer, retired as Lieutenant Colonel in 2006 after 20 years active service. Served overseas in Korea, Europe, Australia. Veteran of Operations Enduring Freedom (Uzbekistan, Afghanistan 2001-2002) and Iraqi Freedom (Kuwait, Iraq – 2003). Graduate of St. Louis University High, University of Missouri-Rolla (BS, Mechanical Engineering); Tulane (Master’s, Public Health), and University of Florida (Master’s, Environmental Engineering). Warson Woods Board of Aldermen since 2007, City Engineer since 2012. Engineering consultant for Logistics Management Institute from 2006-2017. Baseball coach at SLUH from 2009 thru 2019. Married to Tina Dell’Orco; adult children and spouses Dani/ Kyle Whitcher (Kirkwood); Mick/ Nikki Dell’Orco (Denver, CO); Tom/ Lauren Dell’Orco (Houston, TX). Grandparent to Rowan and Nora Whitcher.
Ward 4 Alderman: Jim Newman
Moved to Warson Woods: 2009
What I love about Warson Woods: Our police.
About me: My wife Becky and my daughter Maggie moved to Warson Woods in 2009. We have since added to our family with James and Henry. I graduated from CBC and Saint Louis University. I have been in the commercial real estate business for over 20 years.