Mayor's Office

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.

You can find out about all that’s going on in our City at our website,  our Facebook page, and on Twitter.

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.

Jim Bowlin

Coffee with the Mayor

The first Thursday of every month, Mayor Bowlin hosts Coffee with the Mayor at 7:30 AM in the Community Room in City Hall. 

Coffee with the Mayor is open to anyone who wants to attend and discuss issues directly with the Mayor. 

Virtual attendance is available with advanced registration on the City’s website at:

Mayor Bowlin’s State of the City Addresses

At the May 8, 2023, City Council Meeting, Mayor Jim Bowlin provided the 2023 State of the City Address, the full text of which is available for viewing at the following link:

2023 State of the City Address

Mayor’s Messages - Wildwood Gazette

Mayor's Message - Fall/Winter 2023 Wildwood Gazette

Duties & Responsibilities of the Mayor

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. In 2020 Mayor Bowlin was elected to his second term. 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.