Richmond was founded in 1827 as the county seat of Ray County, Missouri. Richmond is located just 40 miles east of downtown Kansas City, Mo. Home to 5,797 residents, Richmond has a rich history and provides cultural events throughout the year with festivals, sports and arts that promote civic pride and encourage tourism.
The town, by formal proclamation of the Richmond City Council and Missouri House of Representatives, is known as the Mushroom Capital of the World for its abundance of wild morels in the area. Our assets include a historic downtown, shopping districts, convenient access to both Highway 10 and Highway 13, expanding hospital, county services, great schools, Arts District, semi-private 18-hole golf course, and approximately 60 acres of parkland including a public swimming pool and community amphitheater.
Richmond offers business opportunities throughout the city. We have 72 acres available now for manufacturing redevelopment.
We are dedicated to providing high quality of service and quality of life to all looking for a place to live, work or play. We invite you to MAKE IT RICHMOND!
The City of Richmond has declared Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. the opening date and Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at 4:30 p.m. the closing date to file for Public Office in the General Municipal Election which will be held on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Click here for election information.
The City of Richmond is currently hiring for several positions. Please check out our job listings for more information.