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 Aldermen, 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 this community we continue to build and improve in making Raytown a greater place to do business. This is a very involved community and there are many ways for you and your family to get involved. Maybe you’d like to join the many organizations around town that make this a great community. If you are a business owner, the Raytown Chamber of Commerce is a great option to work with others in promoting your business here in the area. Raytown Main Street Association is another organization promoting downtown Raytown. The Kiwanis Club, Raytown Arts Council or one of many City Committees that need people to serve on them. The list goes on.

Also, there are many Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops for the kids. Youth sports are booming and those organizations always need a hand. There is Main Street that one can help in the decorating for the Lighting of the Mayor’s Christmas tree, the Egg Extravaganza around Easter, Pumpkins on Parade at Cave Springs Park, Bark in the Park, Raytown Educational Foundation Fund, 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 and an excellent tap room. 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.

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. The Santa Fe, Oregon and California Trails traverse our downtown area. Also, the Katy trail spur, known as the Rock Island Railroad Corridor and trail will soon be a reality offering a great walk or biking experience.  We are minutes from the Truman Sports complex and minutes from anywhere in the Kansas City Metropolitan area. 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. This is a community that has a small town feel in the middle of a major metropolitan area with a lot to offer.

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. Please feel free to contact me at mayor_mike_mcdonough@raytown.mo.us if you have any questions.



Mayor Mike McDonough