Welcome from the Mayor

Dear Friends,

As your Mayor it is my great pleasure and privilege to welcome you to the City of Raytown, Missouri. On behalf of the Board of Alderman, City Staff and almost 30,000 residents, we invite you to learn about our City and all it has to offer you and your business.

I encourage you to be a part of these exciting times as we continue to build and improve in making Raytown a greater place to do business.  There is a multitude of ways to get involved. Maybe you’d like to help in the Lighting of the Mayor’s Christmas tree, the Eggstravaganza around Easter, Pumpkins on Parade at Cave Springs Park, Bark in the Park, Raytown Educational Foundation Fund, Youth Sports or our Annual Music Festival or the Annual Crafts Beer Festival of the Lost Township. We also boast a micro–brewery, Crane Brewing Co., gaining national attention for its many types and flavors of beers.  Your Chamber will keep you updated on how you can participate and support these great traditions. The Chamber is also a great resource in growing your business.

Our City is rich in community spirit, with a strong civic consciousness exhibited by numerous community groups, including the Raytown Historical Society, Raytown Rotary, Raytown Three Trails Kiwanis, Downtown Main Street Association and Raytown Optimist Club. The city offers an array of committees available to serve on to help make our community vibrant. We are always looking for good people to guide Raytown into the future.

We are proud of our city and what it offers. We have a proud history and boast three locations that are on the National Historic Places registry. Those are Rice-Tremonti House, Raytown Historical Museum, and Cave Springs Park.  Raytown has 3 trails that traverse through it. These are the Santa Fe, Oregon and California Trails.  Also the Katy trail spur, known as the Rock Island Railroad Corridor and trail will soon be a reality and commuter rail will be passing through the corridor to the Truman Sports Complex and the downtown area of Kansas City, Missouri. We are minutes from the Truman Sports complex and one can travel from anywhere in the Kansas City area to Raytown, in short fashion. We also have some of the most beautiful parks in the Metro area, with tennis courts, pickle ball, fishing, hiking, basketball courts and much more.

Please visit our Website, raytown.mo.us to learn more about the city. It is vitally important to have our residents, as well as our businesses, be part of making our City the best place to live, work and play. We encourage you to become part of the ongoing conversation by participating in Facebook or Twitter. All of these communication tools offer you a chance to voice your thoughts, ideas and opinions.

I look forward to meeting you!


Mayor Mike McDonough