Mayor Mike Wright
Welcome to Richmond. I encourage you to consider Richmond as a possible location for your business and/or your home. The City Staff, City Council, and I all stand ready to help with new development in any way that we can. I have owned and operated a business in Richmond for many years, and I believe we are a very friendly, forward looking community.
Certainly, we are a dynamic community located at the intersection of Missouri Highways 10 and 13. Just about 45 minutes from downtown Kansas City and less than one hour from KCI. We are well-positioned and ready for you. We have a very active economic development group, Richmond Economic Development, Inc. (REDI). They seek new businesses and work closely with the City to aid business development. With this partnership in place, we have several avenues available to you to help you “Make it Richmond”.
Our public school system is excellent and we have ready access to several public educational institutions including both two year and four year schools. With all the amenities so readily available, we are able to access whatever one might need or want, yet maintain our small town, hometown atmosphere.
Please come and visit if you are looking for a great hometown or for a new or relocated business. I am sure after you visit; you will want to “Make it Richmond”.
— Mike Wright
City Clerk/Executive Assistant to City Administrator
Phone: 816-776-5304 x103
The City of Richmond operates under a Mayor Administrator-Council form of government. City Hall is located at 205 Summit Street, in downtown Richmond.
An eight-member Council, chaired by the Mayor, presides over the city and meets twice a month at 6:30PM on the second and fourth Tuesday in the City Hall Council Chambers. The first meeting is now a work session.
Under Richmond’s form of government, City Council members are elected to two-year terms on a rotating basis with two representatives elected from each of four wards. The Mayor is elected at large to a four-year term. The mayor presides over the City Council meetings and Council members elect a mayor pro-tem, who presides over meetings when the mayor is unavailable to attend.
The mayor pro-tem is elected from within the Council on an annual basis.
City Council members are appointed to committees by the Mayor annually. Committees established to review city projects include the Water Committee, Finance Committee, Public Works Committee, Public Safety Committee, and Ordinance Committee. Each committee consists of three Council members, with one being the chairman. The committees meet during the workshop meeting of the Council.
By law, virtually all city business requiring council approval must be presented to the council during meetings that are open to the public. In addition to paying bills and discussing city projects and expenditures, time is allotted at the beginning of each meeting for residents to voice their concerns to the Council. Residents may attend any committee meeting held during the work sessions. Residents may also bring any concern to the City Administrator, whose office is located at City Hall.
For more City of Richmond Government, please pick up a copy of Get To Know Richmond And Ray County booklet at The City of Richmond, City Hall, or The Richmond Chamber of Commerce Office.