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City Hall will be closed Friday, December 24th and Monday, December 27th, 2021


Open meetings of the City of Wright City will be streamed online and can be accessed by clicking on the links below:

11/22/2021 – Planning and Zoning Meeting 6:30 p.m.

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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.


Lawn Mowing

The City of Wright City is seeking bids for the mowing of the Wright City Cemetery grounds. This is an all-inclusive contract for labor and equipment. Bids should include a rate per mowing.

Bids are due by 5:00 pm on January 12, 2022. Sealed bids marked “Cemetery Mowing” must be delivered in person to City Hall, 636 Westwoods Rd, Wright City, MO 63390.

The duties are as follows:

  • Grass is to be cut periodically so that the growth will not exceed five (5) inches in height except when weather conditions are not favorable.
  • Trimming around all tombstones is required.
  • Cemetery grounds must be mowed and trimmed immediately prior to the following holidays: Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, 4th of July and Labor Day.

The successful bidder must provide the City with a certificate of insurance, both general liability and automobile liability coverage, in the amount of $2,000,000 with the City of Wright City as an additional insured. E-Verify compliance must be provided.


Financial Support for Missouri Renters Impacted by COVID-19

Struggling to pay rent or utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic? Missouri State Assistance For Housing Relief (SAFHR) may be able to help – learn more and find out how to apply!
What help does SAFHR for Renters Provide?
  1. Provides rent and utility assistance for eligible Missouri residents impacted by COVID-19 pandemic.
  2. Cover up to a total of 12 months rent and utility bills, back to April 2020 and for up to 3 months in the future.
  3. Utilities include gas, electric, water, sewage/waste water, fuel (propane, wood, etc.) and trash.
  4. Money is paid directly to landlord or utility company.

Applications are open now! If you cannot apply online or need help with your application, please call 833-541-1599 or email mo.safhr@mhdc.com.

Important Dates

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

Municipal Division Court
Second and fourth Wednesday of each month
6 p.m. at 636 Westwoods Road, Wright City

All meetings and Court sessions are open to the public.

City Officials

Mayor Michelle Heiliger
Ward One Alderman Don Andrews
Ward One Alderman Karey Owens
Ward Two Alderman Ramiz Hakim
Ward Two Alderman Nathan Rohr

City Administrator Jim Schuchmann
City Clerk Abbie Ogborn
Treasurer Laura Hutchings
Acting Police Chief Tom Canavan
Sports Director Eric Burton
Project Manager Jim Schuchmann

Planning and Zoning Commissioners:
Kim Arbuthnot, Angela Blackstun, Tony Girondo, Nathan Hamilton, Joseph Iannicola, Michelle Heiliger, Dan Rowden, Thomas Uhl, Ramiz Hakim

Park Board Members:
Ward One:
Joseph Holiway, Michael Cardenas-Salas, Richard lagemann
Ward Two: Mary Groeper, Kathy Kehoe, Rachael Hakim

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.