Farwig moving out of Green Park, resigning as Ward 2 alderman


Matt Farwig

By Erin Achenbach, News Editor

Green Park Ward 2 Alderman Matthew Farwig announced his resignation from the board Jan. 17, citing the fact he will no longer live in the city by April.

Farwig’s resignation is effective following the February Green Park Board of Aldermen meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 14.

Farwig has served as Ward 2 alderman since 2019 after defeating Donald Lattray in that year’s municipal election. He was reelected unopposed in 2021.

His seat is up for election again April 4, however, no one filed for the seat during candidate filing, including Farwig since he is moving out of the city. Lattray filed as a write-in candidate for the seat. Write-in candidates can file for the municipal elections through March 24.

“I hate to see you go. You’ve been a real asset to the board and we appreciate you being here,” Board President and Ward 3 Alderman Joe Monteleone said.

Farwig first ran for office due to the cut-through traffic in the Ronnie Hills neighborhood.

He moved to Green Park about eight years ago with his wife, Rebecca. Both grew up in South County — he graduated from Mehlville High School and she graduated from Oakville High School.

“It’s been great serving with everybody,” Farwig said at the January meeting. “We’re bursting at the seams on Patsy Drive … so it’s time to move on to a little bit bigger space.”