Year(s) in office Elected in November 2022; took office January 2023
Other public offices held
Three-term alderman, City of Wentzville
Board member, Wentzville Parks and Recreation
Immanuel Lutheran, St. Charles (K-8)
Graduated from St. Charles High School
Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, Bachelor of Science in Education
Lindenwood University, St. Charles, Master of Arts in Educational Administration
Occupation Educator in American History, Fort Zumwalt School District
Length of residency in St. Charles County Lifelong resident
Community involvement Serving others is a trait instilled in Matt by his parents. He is a member of numerous community organizations and is a strong advocate for the Wentzville Historical Society and the Sons of the American Revolution. You will find Matt at numerous events promoting our county and country. His focus has always been on making our community better, especially when it comes to our roads and parks.
Awards and recognitions
Public Official Achievement Award, Missouri Parks and Recreation Association, 2019
"Teacher of the Year" for the State of Missouri, Sons of the American Revolution, 2016
"Teacher of the Year" nominee seven times, Fort Zumwalt School District
Family I live in Wentzville with my wife, Jackie. We have two children, Mackenzie and Scott. We enjoy the outdoors and traveling as a family.
What is the biggest challenge for our county? One of the biggest challenges that we face in St. Charles County are our roads and that the roads in District 1 need immediate attention. This is a very complex issue because it involves numerous local municipalities, state agencies, and the County to make our roads safer.
What notable goals do you have for your office/the county? I will be straightforward, honest, and responsive. I am committed to listening to the residents and being their voice in our County government.
Where do you suggest residents get their news about the county and local government?
County social media
Local media outlets
Other Follow me on Facebook at Matt Swanson - St. Charles County Councilman District 1.