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Meeting Dates


12/22/2022 – Board of Aldermen Meeting 6:30 p.m.
1/12/2023 – Board of Aldermen Meeting 6:30 p.m.
1/26/2023 – Board of Aldermen Meeting 6:30 p.m.

1/17/2022 – Planning and Zoning Meeting 6:00 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.

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.

Emergency Storm Shelter

Bruer Park
800 Smith Street
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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
Police Chief Tom Canavan
Sports Director Eric Burton
Project Manager Jim Schuchmann

Planning and Zoning Commissioners:
Joe Iannicola, Tom Uhl, Mayor Michelle Heiliger, Alderman Nathan Rohr, Kim Arbuthnot, Tony Girondo, Nathan Hamilton, Mark Brandt

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.