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WILDWOOD CANDIDATE FORUM - 2/28/2018 @ 7:00 P.M.

On Wednesday, February 28, 2018, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., the League of Women Voters of Metro St. Louis will facilitate a Candidate Forum at Wildwood City Hall for Wildwood residents to meet the City Council candidates. See below for more details.

Council Candidate Forum - 2/28/2018 @ Wildwood City Hall - 7:00 p.m. Start

The event can also be viewed live on the City's Website. at the following link:
For more information on the April 3, 2018 Election, including information on Candidates for City Council and the proposed Charter Amendment Propositions, please visit the following link:

City of Wildwood Announces New City Council Members

The City Council of Wildwood approved the appointment of two new members at its February 12, 2018 meeting, Brian Rull and Rob Meinert.

Mr. Rull (Ward 6) has served the Rockwood Forest Association as a trustee for 11 years, and has a background in accounting, business administration, and law.  Mr. Meinert (Ward 8) has served on the City of Wildwood’s Charter Review Commission and the Park Action Plan Update Committee and has a background in accounting.

The appointments of Mr. Rull and Mr. Meinert were approved by the Council on a 10-3 and 11-3 vote, respectively.  They will fill the vacancies until the next general municipal election on April 3, 2018.  They take over for Jerry Porter and Larry Goodson, who both resigned in early February for personal reasons.

“I want to thank Jerry and Larry for their positive contributions to Wildwood,” said Mayor Jim Bowlin. “I wish them the best for the future.”

Candidates Filed for April 3, 2018 Municipal Election

City of Wildwood, Missouri

Election filing for the April 3, 2018 Municipal Election opened on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at 8:00 a.m. Election filing closed Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. For more information, please visit the City's Election Page by clicking here.The following candidates have filed for Office of City Council Member:

Ward One:
  • Glen DeHart*
  • John Gragnani
Ward Two:
  • Ray Manton*
  • Tony Salvatore
Ward Three:
  • Jim Baugus*
  • Kevin Dillard
Ward Four:
  • Andrew Bolazina
  • Steve Taylor
Ward Five:
  • Debra Smith McCutchen*
Ward Six:
  • Cheryl Jordan
  • Brian Rull
Ward Seven:
  • Tim Woerther
  • Jeff Levitt*
Ward Eight:
  • Rob Meinert
  • Niles Stephens
* denotes Incumbent 

For more information on this April's candidates for City Council, please click on this link -


This event is free, but please register on the City's website at the following link: Check-in at the tent, at the Al Foster Memorial Trailhead, 225 Grand Avenue, any time between 8:15 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. to begin your hike. Shake those winter blues and enjoy the beautiful scenery! Snacks, water, and warm beverages will be available at the trailhead from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m..
Cabin Fever Hike @ Al Foster Memorial Trailhead - March 10, 2018

Come to the Coffee - They're Educational and Fun!
City Hall - Community Room - 16860 Main Street

March 1, 2018 @ 7:30 p.m. (this week)

Coffee With the Mayor - First Thursday of Each Month

“Wildwood 2020”

Mayor Bowlin has announced his vision plan for the City of Wildwood during the City Council Work Session held on Monday, October 9, 2017.  The plan was developed based on input from residents and other stakeholders, and calls for improving residential experience and a renewed focus on the City’s original plans, said Mayor Bowlin. 

“I’m very committed to things that benefit our residents and businesses, and there’s so much we can do to make Wildwood even better for them. My plan incorporates ways to make that happen with optimal cost efficiency,” said the Mayor. The plan includes several proposed projects that will benefit residents in all eight wards, along with implementation guidelines that include resident participation and input. 
For more information, please contact Ryan Thomas, City Administrator, at (636) 458-0440, or visit the following link -

Graphic for Wildwood 2020

Wildwood City Council
and Planning & Zoning Commission Meetings
! Streaming Live !

Six (6) months ago, the City installed a video streaming system in the City Hall Council Chambers, which allows for certain meetings to be streamed live and/or viewed thereafter. Initially, City Council Meetings (2nd and 4th Mondays) and Planning & Zoning Commission Meetings (1st and 3rd Mondays) are being streamed live and recorded for playback. Please click the link below to visit the City's Livestream Page, where you can both link to live meetings, or view past recorded meetings:


On Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) will coordinate a collaborative effort with State and local law enforcement agencies focused on removing potentially dangerous controlled substances from our nation’s medicine cabinets. This National Take-Back Day will provide a unified opportunity for the public to bring expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications to law enforcement officers for destruction and will bring national focus to the issue of pharmaceutical drug abuse. The program provides an opportunity for law enforcement, prevention, treatment and business communities to collaborate and establish a safe collection site for all Americans, regardless of where they reside. Wildwood City Hall will be a collection center for this program (16860 Main Street, Wildwood, Missouri 63040).


2nd Chance for National Bird Feeding Month - February 28, 2018, Wildwood City Hall - 10:00 a.m.

Pop-Up Events Brought to You by the City of Wildwood

Information about upcoming 2018 Pop Up Events is always posted on the City's website (, as well as on our social media pages - Facebook (, Twitter (, and Instagram (

2018 Early Childhood Recreation Programs 
Presented by the City of Wildwood

The Peppy Puppet Troupe performing “Goldilocks and the Three Bears”

The registration is now open for the March program! The Peppy Puppet Troupe will be performing “Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” at City Hall (16860 Main Street, Wildwood, Missouri 63040). Sign up your child, between the ages of 2 and 5, for this free program!  The puppet shows will be held on March 21 and 22, 2018.  There will be two (2) shows - 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. - on both days. Each show is the same and lasts approximately 45 minutes.  A parent or guardian must stay with the child. If you’re interested, please sign up at: Questions? Call Amanda or Gary at 636-458-0440.

The Arbor Day/Be Brave 5K Run/Walk is Almost Here!!!

Date:                   April 27, 2018

Location:            LaSalle Springs Middle School; 300 State Route 109; 63038

Start Time:          7:00 p.m. sharp


This 5K has it all! Participants will run on asphalt and chat trails, through a tunnel, alongside the Meramec River, and cross a 194 ft. bridge …. twice!! Fast runners will set a PR on this flat and fast course, while walkers will catch up with all the latest news with friends, as they travel this beautiful route!  And it’s all done in the early evening, during a gorgeous sunset over the Meramec River!!! When participants reach the finish line, the evening is not over!! There will be pizza, salad, snack bars, water, Gatorade, and music!!!

Runners will get fantastic sweatshirts and unique awards! The most important thing …… all proceeds will benefit the Special Olympics of Missouri!!! We really want this year’s Arbor Day/Be Brave 5K to be the best  yet, so naturally, YOU NEED TO BE THERE!!!! So please, register at your first opportunity!! Registration can be accomplished at the above link, the Big River Running Race Calendar, or stop by Wildwood City Hall and pick up a form!! This really is a GREAT FAMILY EVENT! So bring the kids and let them have a great time along with you!! Got plans on Friday evening?? Get the Arbor Day/Be Brave 5K out of the way, before you hit the town for your planned festivities!! What a great way to begin the weekend!!!
Questions? Call Gary or Amanda at 636-458-0440, or send an e-mail: or
Really! Come out, have a fantastic time, support a tremendous cause, enjoy the scenery, and relax a while with friends!! See you at the Arbor Day/Be Brave 5K on April 27, 2018!!!!  

Hike and Seek for 2018 - City of Wildwood

CITY OF WILDWOOD - 2018 Programming for Seniors

The City of Wildwood is excited to offer several FREE programs for Wildwood resident seniors (non-resident seniors will pay just $5.00 per class), age 60+, in 2018!  A variety of programs will be offered. In January, the City will be kicked off Senior yoga and fitness classes. These classes are offered on alternating Fridays, starting at 11:00 a.m. The senior's fitness class is held at the Wildwood Family YMCA, while the senior yoga class is at Wildwood Yoga & Wellness. Again, these classes will continue throughout 2018, again on alternating weeks. Participants do not need to be members of the Wildwood Family YMCA or Wildwood Yoga to participate in these programs.
More activities will be added throughout the year. Look for water aerobics and a walking group, as well as other activities coming soon!  Stay tuned for additional details. Pre-registration is required, even though the class is free. To register for a class, go to

Programs for Seniors - City of Wildwood - 2018


Wildwood Area Lions Club Presents Trivia Night - February 24, 2018
20th Annual Taste of West County - February 26, 2018 @ Lafayette High School
Taste of West County - LHS - February 2018


The Wildwood Historical Society has a number of events planned throughout 2018. Also, the Society's Museum is OPEN on Monday mornings, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., or by appointment. For questions or more information about this great organization, please contact Sandra K. Becker-Gurnow, President, at 314-374-3159. 

> March 20 - Stephen Kling - Author -The Battle of St. Louis & the Attack on Cahokia

> April 7- Wildwood/Kiwanis TRIVIA NIGHT - Saturday @ 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 7:00 p.m.)
> April 17 - Environmental Series Speaker
> May 15 - James Erwin - Author - Homefront in Civil War Missouri
> June 19 - Regular Meeting - Jim Cain - The building of a keelboat
> July 15 - SUNDAY 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Combination OPEN HOUSE and the 3rd Annual Car Show, Bake Sale & Food
> July 17 - Annual Ice Cream Social - Speaker Mark Goldfeder with old films on the Street Car Era in St. Louis
> August 21- Clark Beim-Esche - Author - Calling on the Presidents - Tales their Houses Tell           

> August 25 - Celebrate Wildwood
> September 18 - Bill Clevlen - Author - 100 Things to do in America before You Die
> October 16 - Antique Review and Appraisal 
> December 16 - Christmas OPEN HOUSE, with Appetizers and Desserts, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


The next Kids Night Out is Saturday, March 24, 2018. Please contact the Wildwood Family YMCA for more information at (636) 458-6636, Ext. 238.

Wildwood Family YMCA - Kids Night Out! See Calendar
Bethel Exercise - Mondays and Thursdays (9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a..m.)

New Programming by Your Wildwood YMCA!

Wildwood Family YMCA will Offer a
Preschool Enrichment Program for Ages 3-5

 Starting on January 22, 2018 to May 5, 2018

•Features swimming, gym time, outdoor garden education, crafts, story-time, show & tell, outside play, interest centers, sensory stations and family events.
•Provides a high quality, safe, convenient, recreational and educational environment for children regardless of ability.
•Offers hours of 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., and 2, 3 and 5 day options, Monday through Friday.
Find more information here:

Wildwood Family YMCA - New Program for Ages 3 to 5 - January 22, 2018
LaSalle Golf Classic - June 29, 2018 - Links to LaSalle


Special One Day Event - Chainsaw Skills Workshop

On February 24, 2018, the City of Wildwood will be hosting a 1-day workshop to provide chainsaw safety tips to homeowners. Saw Skills Workshop Includes...
  • Felling Techniques - learn the one timber felling technique that works on over 90% of all trees and is easy to execute in the field. Step by steps for increasing your accuracy and control. Includes hazard assessments and timber tools.
  • Working Safe - Chainsaws are awesome tools but the average chainsaw accident involves over 100 stitches and leaves permanent damage. Learn best practices, gear up with the proper PPE and come home safe-n-sound every time.
  • Bucking & Limbing - From storm damage clean up to serious firewood production - learn how to make short work of any downed wood. Includes cant hooks and special wedging techniques to avoid pinch points and more.
  • Timber Tools - Master even the most challenging woodlot tasks with ease. Timber tools like wedges, cant hooks and tree jacks can save the day while ladders and ropes can ruin it. Know all the options and when to apply each for maximum benefit.
  • Field Maintenance and Operation - When your saw starts easy and cuts clean, it makes any job safer and way more fun. Tips for easy starting and operating your saw, as well as master its most important features. Routine maintenance and sharpening included.
  • Comprehensive Curriculum - Expert instructor, white board and slide deck illustrations, sample bucking and felling logs, timber tools, saws and videos too.
  • Comfortable Indoor Venue - dress comfortable and come ready to take your saw skills to the next level. Bring a sack lunch and benefit from the midday Q&A
Date, Time, and Location - Saturday Feb 24th 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at Wildwood City Hall, Community Room, 16860 Main Street, Wildwood, Missouri 63040.
Lunch Q&A - Have all all your questions answered by the experts.
Cost - $55.00 per person.

Class Size is Limited - Reserve your spot today! For more information, please click on the following link:

E-Newsletter – An Excellent Way To Be ‘In the Know’

The City of Wildwood would like to thank all of the subscribers to the e-newsletter for your interest in receiving it and hopes you find this weekly publication to be very informative and interesting.  It has been a major goal of the City to enhance citizen communications and input, and it hopes the e-newsletter has been an effective communication tool. However, the City is only reaching a small portion of the population and would like to reach many more of our citizens.  While not everyone wishes to receive yet another weekly e-mail, it is likely many citizens are unaware that the City’s weekly e-newsletter exists. Therefore, the City is asking for your assistance in sharing this opportunity to stay informed about Wildwood.  The following link will take you directly to the Subscription Section of the City Website: Through this link, you can subscribe to the weekly e-newsletter, as well as sign up for Traffic & Weather Alerts, News Flashes, and many other City notifications.
The City would also ask that you forward this notice to friends and family, or share through social media sites, and let’s see if we can grow our subscriber base and keep the citizens of our great community well-informed.

Park and Trail Memorial Program

The City of Wildwood is pleased to offer a Park and Trail Memorial Program intended for residents to honor and commemorate the memory of a loved one or close friend. The City is offering three (3) different options that can be placed in a number of different active or passive park/trail locations in the City. Please click on the link for more information:

Last Week for Tree Pick-Up by Meridian Waste Services

Christmas trees will be disposed of for free to all Wildwood residents, starting January 1 through February 28, 2018. Non-yard waste subscribers, please place the trees out on your normal trash pick-up day. If you are a yard waste subscriber, please place the trees out on your normal yard waste pick-up day or on your normal trash pick-up day. Please note that Christmas trees must be cut to four (4) feet or less and free of all decorations.


The Shoeman Water Project Shoe Drive Continues

Wildwood City Hall

Thanks to everyone who has donated shoes, boots, and sandals to the Shoeman Water Project over the years.  Donation boxes are located at City Hall, 16860 Main Street, both on the 1st and 2nd Floor Foyers.  We appreciate everyone’s support of this worthwhile organization.  To learn more about the Shoeman Water Project, visit

American Flag Disposal

The City of Wildwood accepts retired American flags for dignified disposal.  Please bring worn flags to City Hall, 16860 Main Street, and leave them with the receptionist. All flags collected will be relinquished to the Boy Scouts of America for proper disposal. US Flags should never be placed in the trash. 

For 2018, Let's All Shop, Dine, and Unwind in Wildwood 

With so many options for shopping, dining, and personal needs, please think of Wildwood first. The City is home to a large number of businesses and professionals, who offer a range of products, dining, and services, which are the best in the region. Local owners are at these businesses and provide a personal touch to all they do and invest in Wildwood each and every day. For a listing of these businesses, just click on this link: Information on Wildwood businesses is provided, including contact numbers and their respective specialties. Also, click on the provided link that follows to visit the Wildwood Business Association's website for participating businesses as well - Shopping locally always makes a lot of sense and everyone wins. Thank you!

Editor's Note: Thanks to all our subscribers for your patronage of the e-newsletter. If there are topics or information the City can add to the e-newsletter, or is missing something at this time you would like to see, please let me know by e-mailing

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