Council Member Biographies
James J. Beck
James Beck was born and raised in . He is a mortgage banker/broker with Essex Residential Mortgage, LLC. Richmond Heights Mr. Beck graduated from St. Luke the in 1970. He and his wife, Judy (nee Finger), have five children. Evangelist School Mr. Beck was first elected mayor in 2008. Prior to being elected mayor, Mr. Beck served three terms on the Richmond Heights City Council representing the residents of Council District 3. Mr. Beck served as a City Council Member from 1994 to 2006. With those 12 years of experience as a foundation, he is well-positioned to work with the City Council and Staff on the many intricate issues now before the City Council.
Mayor Beck's current term as Mayor expires in April 2016.
Council District 1
Mr. Jacknewitz’s term as Council Member representing District 1 expires in April 2016.
Matt Casey is a life-long resident of Richmond Heights serving in his first term on the City Council. Mr. Casey is a trial lawyer with Casey & Devoti, PC specializing in personal injury and consumer law cases. He graduated from Boston College before earning his law degree from St. Louis University Law School in 2000. Mr. Casey is an active member of Little Flower Catholic Church and currently serves on the Parish Council. Mr. Casey and his wife, Becky, have two children.
Mr. Casey’s current term as District 1 Councilman expires in April 2014.
Council District 2
Council Member Rick Vilcek and his family have resided in Richmond Heights since 1969. In January 2012, Mr. Vilcek retired as Chief of the Richmond Heights Police Department (RHPD) after completing nearly 43 years of service. He started his law enforcement career with the RHPD in March 1969. Under his leadership, the RHPD achieved international recognition through the Commission on Law Enforcement Accreditation (CALEA) in 2008. The RHPD was reaccredited in 2011. Mr. Vilcek is a veteran of the U.S. Army who served with the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam from 1967 through 1968. He possesses a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and is a 2003 graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy. Mr. Vilcek and his wife Cindy have three grown children and 11 grandchildren – three of whom attend Maplewood-Richmond Heights Schools.
His term as Council Member representing District 2 expires in April 2016.
Michael Jones, a life-long Richmond Heights resident, is now in his third term as a representative for Council District 2. Mr. Jones attended Little Flower Elementary School, graduated from M-RH High School, and received advanced training from the U.S. Air Force Technical Schools. He holds more than 30 advanced education certificates and/or diplomas from various management and engineering courses offered by the former Southwestern Bell Telephone Company (now the new AT&T). After retiring from SWBT, Mr. Jones began working for Benson Electric Co., and he is a member of the IBEW. Mr. Jones and his wife Barbara have lived in District 2 for more than 36 years. They have two grown children.
Mr. Jones is Chair of the Richmond Heights Centennial Planning Committee. Information is available by clicking "CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION" in the left-hand column on the Richmond Heights home page. He is also Deputy Mayor and the City Council's representative on the City's Police and Fire Retirement Fund Board of Trustees.
Mr. Jones' current term as District 2 Councilman expires in April 2014.
District 2 City Council Members
Mike Jones and Rick Vilcek are hosting monthly meetings in order to hear from their constituents, and to share information about important issues and updates. All residents of Council District 2, as well as citizens from throughout the City, are welcome to attend.
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Council District 3
The second seat for District 3 is now held by Megan Moylan. More information about Megan, please call Pat Villmer at 314-645-0404.
Edward Notter is a second-term representative of Council District 3. While in the military and being stationed all over the world, he purchased his home in Richmond Heights in the 1970s knowing that one day he would come home to the community where nearly everyone in his family lived. Mr. Notter says that he and his son, brothers, sisters, uncles and grandparents have lived in Maplewood-Richmond Heights for more than 100 years. He and his wife, Sharon, have been married 39 years. A retired Army helicopter pilot who is currently the operations manager for a brokerage firm in St. Louis. He is actively involved with the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3500 in Richmond Heights, the Maplewood American Legion Post and is or has been actively involved with a variety of St. Luke the Evangelist sports activities, grade school functions, parish functions and the Boy Scouts.
Mr. Notter's current term as District 3 Councilman expires in April 2014.
Council District 4
City Council Member Camille Greenwald and her family have resided in Richmond Heights for the past 14 years. She is now serving her third term representing District 4. Ms. Greenwald is an owner/administrator for a multi-disciplinary medical clinic that performs independent medical evaluations for various state agencies. She has a master’s degree in business and a library science degree. Her work background includes university-based and private industry special library positions. One of her major concerns for the coming years includes a focus on “Aging in Place” programs that will help maturing residents with needed services, programs and assistance. Ms. Greenwald and her husband Jim have two daughters.
Mrs. Greenwald's current term as District 4 Councilwoman expires in April 2016.
A resident of Richmond Heights for 32 years, Connie Williams has been on the City Council representing District 4 since 2002. She was elected to a third term of office in 2010. Mrs. Williams has a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from North Texas State University and a Master’s Degree in English from Webster University. She taught at Rosati-Kain High School for 25 years. While there, she received the “Educator of Excellence” Award from Emerson Electric. Mrs. Williams is on the board of directors of the Richmond Heights Historical Society. Mrs. Williams is a member of The Immacolata Catholic Church. She has five adult daughters and nine grandchildren.
Mrs. Williams' current term as District 4 Councilwoman expires in April 2014.