Right Time, Right Place, Wright City

City of Wright City, Missouri

Wright City, Missouri, is located along Interstate 70, about 45 miles west of St. Louis. As part of the westernmost portion of the St. Louis Metropolitan Economic area, Wright City not only provides a country setting for housing but a potential for economic growth that is attractive for those businesses seeking to cater to the needs of a residential community and facilities for light to heavy industrial businesses. Primarily single-family, with some multi-family housing,

Wright City provides a peaceful, semi-rural area in which to live, yet is within an easy drive for the major sporting and cultural events of the St. Louis area. A wide variety of homesites are available to serve almost any lifestyle.




City of Wright City is taking a proactive approach to ensure all residents have an opportunity for their viewpoints of housing, employment, infrastructure, economy, planning and zoning and other issues facing the city.  These will be considered in the development of a Comprehensive Plan.  Your input and collaboration is essential in order to ensure that the Plan’s direction and goals are firmly supported by the community.  Hard copies are available at the City Hall. All responses will be kept confidential.


As of July 12, 2018, if you have problems or concerns with your water or sewer service please contact Water Supply District #2 at 636-561-3737.  This number is answered 24 hours a day.

You can also go to their website www.waterdistrict2.com or email them at info@waterdistrict2.com.

The City of Wright City will still handle the residential trash service.

Important Dates

Baseball/Softball Sign-Ups
Saturday, January 13, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Saturday, January 20, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Tuesday, January 23, 6 – 8 p.m.
Heiliger Building at Diekroeger Park

Teddy Bear Tea Party
Saturday, February 10, 10 a.m. – noon
Heiliger Building, Diekroeger Park
(Must register by February 2)

Hunter Safety Class
Saturday, February 17, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Heiliger Building at Diekroeger Park

Bowhunter Safety Class
Saturday, February 24, 8 a.m. – 12 noon
Heiliger Building at Diekroeger Park

City Meetings

Board of Aldermen
Second and fourth Thursday of each month
6:30 p.m. at City Hall

Planning and Zoning Commission
Third Monday of each month
6 p.m. at City Hall

Monthly Board and Commission Workshop
First Monday of each month
6 p.m. at City Hall

Park Board
Second Monday of each month
6 p.m. at Wil Heiliger Activity Building, Diekroeger Park

Municipal Court
Second and fourth Wednesday of each month
6 p.m. at Wil Heiliger Activity Building, Diekroeger Park

All meetings and Court sessions are open to the public.

City Officials

Mayor Dan Rowden
Ward One Alderman John O’Connor
Ward One Alderman Kerry Lambright
Ward Two Alderman Thomas Dixon
Ward Two Alderman Nathan Rohr

City Clerk/Treasurer Karen Girondo
Public Works Superintendent Larry Janish
Police Chief Matthew Eskew
Parks Director Curt Kehoe
Project Manager James Schuchmann

Planning and Zoning Commissioners –
Tony Girondo, Joseph Iannicola, Kerry
Lambright, Dan Rowden, Scott Schroeder,
Thomas Uhl

Park Board Members:
Patsy Jones, John Lacaillade, Mary Long,
Ken Swaringen (vacancy on Board from
each Ward)

By D. M. Wright. Jr. Co., St. Louis, Mo.

The History of Wright City

The City of Wright City was platted as a village in 1857 by Doctor Henry C. Wright on land granted to Dr. Wright in 1831 by the United States. The village was platted to take advantage of the new North Missouri Railroad which was constructed in 1857. Dr. Wright built his home about 1860 on land that sets now at the corner of South First Street and South Locust.

In September 1863, the Wright City Raid took place during the Civil War. The Baptist Church, Bryan’s Blacksmith Shop and Kennedy’s Saloon (all known to be places where Southern sympathizers congregated) were burned to the ground by Union Militia.

The town of Wright City was incorporated in 1869 and became a fourth class city in 1941. Wright City, a thriving community doing business through the railroad, then with the advent of automobiles Highway 40 ran through the center of town bringing motorists and businesses catering to them. In the 1950’s, Interstate 70 was constructed, bringing a whole new group of businesses. Today, Wright City is a growing community with the advantage of the railroad and interstate highway.