Welcome to the Mayor’s page.
If you live or have a business in Wildwood, thanks for your part in making Wildwood one of the most desirable places to live, shop, play and work.
For those of you visiting my page who may be thinking about making Wildwood your home, having a business here, or just visiting, I hope you find an opportunity to enjoy all our City has to offer – from our many parks and trails, to the fine restaurants and unique shops at Town Center.
Wildwood is one of the largest municipalities – in both population and landmass – in Missouri and St. Louis County. We’ve shown that it is possible to develop businesses and build homes, while protecting the beauty and space of our land.
Please always feel free to reach out to me to discuss any question or issue you may have. You can reach me by email, or at 636-458-0440, ext. 300.
Coffee with the Mayor
To protect our residents and keep them safe we used our new virtual approach to meetings at the 44th Coffee with the Mayor, with everyone attending by video conference. All of our residents should have this direct access, and the new virtual option will give them that opportunity.
Mayor Bowlin’s State of the City Addresses
At the April 24, 2017 City Council Meeting, Mayor Jim Bowlin provided the 2017 State of the City Address, the full text of which is available for viewing at the following link:
2017 State of the City Address (PDF)
At the April 23, 2018 City Council Meeting, Mayor Jim Bowlin provided the 2018 State of the City Address, the full text of which is available for viewing at the following link:
2018 State of the City Address (PDF)
At the April 22, 2019 City Council Meeting, Mayor Jim Bowlin provided the 2019 State of the City Address, the full text of which is available for viewing at the following link:
2019 State of the City Address (PDF)
Mayor’s Messages - Wildwood Gazette
Duties & Responsibilities of the Mayor
- Appoints members of the council committees, and boards and commissions
- Only votes on legislation when there is a tie vote, and he/she has the power to veto legislation
- Signs contracts and legal documents on behalf of the city
Requirements to be the Mayor
The city at-large elects the mayor. The mayor serves a term of four years. The mayor must be a registered voter and a resident of the city for at least two years prior to election, and at least 25 years old.