Mayor & City Council

Charter Provisions for Council and Mayor
Per the Municipal Code, Section 115.010
Composition. The Council shall consist of a Mayor and eight (8) Council members.
Representation. The Mayor shall represent the City at large. Two (2) Council members shall represent each of the four (4) districts established under Section 110.060.
Eligibility. The Mayor and each Council member shall be a qualified voter of the City. The Mayor and each Council member shall be a resident of the City and shall have been a resident of the City for at least one (1) year prior to his/her election. Additionally, each Council member shall be a resident of the district which he/she represents.
Terms. The Mayor and each Council member shall be elected for a four (4) year term except as provided in Section 110.020(D). The terms of the two (2) Council members representing each district shall be staggered so that only one (1) such Council member's term expires in each even-numbered year.
Limitation On Terms. There shall be no limit to the number of terms a person may serve as Mayor or Council member; provided however, that no person shall be eligible to be elected to more than three (3) consecutive four (4) year terms as Mayor or Council member.
Compensation. The compensation rate set for City Council members shall be as four hundred eighty dollars ($480.00) per month. 
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Richmond Heights Mayor and City Council


Jim Thomson

Jim Thomson, first elected Mayor in April 2016, is a lifelong resident of Richmond Heights. Six generations of his family have lived and attended school and church in Richmond Heights. He and his wife, Kathy, and two children lived on Harter Avenue until the highway expansion, and now reside on Claytonia Terrace. Mr. Thomson is retired after 34 years with the St. Louis Public School system and served as a Richmond Heights District 2 Council member from 2008-2012. Mayor Thomson has always been interested in active community participation with residents and encourages keeping residents informed through District meetings and City messaging systems.  He encourages our residents to enjoy the City's newest businesses, restaurants, and park improvements and looks forward to providing a high level of communication with City residents.

He was elected to his second term in June of 2020 (April Municipal Election was pushed back due to COVID-19). His second term expires in April 2024.
Council District 1
D1 Greg Vescovo
Greg Vescovo


Greg Vescovo, Jr. and his family have lived in Richmond Heights for seven years. He graduated from the University of Dayton School of Law in May 2010 where he was recognized for Pro Bono Commitment to the Community. Greg has practiced law for approximately nine years. Recently Greg received the honor of being named one of Missouri’s Top 40 Under 40 Civil Plaintiff attorneys by the National Trial Lawyers. This honor is extended exclusively to those individuals who exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership as a Civil Plaintiff trial lawyer. This would be Mr. Vescovo's first direct experience in politics, and he is eager to serve Richmond Heights and give back to his community. From his perspective, the three main issues for the City and its residents are the following: striking a balance between commercial development and fighting to maintain the residential charm that makes Richmond Heights the great community it is; maintaining the services and benefits provided by the City; and achieving these goals while maintaining and strengthening our schools.

He was elected for his first term representing District 1 in June 2020; his term will expire in April 2024.

D1 - Lisa Eppert
Lisa Eppert

Lisa Eppert has lived in Richmond Heights for the past 19 years.  She graduated from the University of Kansas with a Degree in Business Administration and Advertising.  Lisa and her husband, Patrick, currently own a marketing services agency executing marketing programs for a broad range of national clients, some in highly regulated industries, and local, national, and international non-profits. She has held many leadership roles in the community including President of both Little Flower Ladies' Club and Little Flower School Board. Lisa is currently Vice President of St. Louis non-profit, Lolly's Place, and a member of the Board of Directors for international NGO, Media Matters for Women.  They have 3 daughters, two at Little Flower Catholic School and one at Nerinx Hall. 

She was elected for her first term representing District 1 in April 2018; her second term will expire in April 2026.
Council District 2
D2 Maurice Muia
Maurice Muia


Maurice K. Muia was born in Nashville, Tennessee and grew up in St. Thomas U.S. Virgin Islands. He, his wife and their three children have enjoyed life in Richmond Heights for the past six years. Mr. Muia earned a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering and pursued a Master's Degree in Sustainability from SLU. Currently, he is serving as the Climate Advisor for the City of St. Louis where he advises the City on sustainable building policy and transportation electrification. He was instrumental in the passing of a historic Solar Ready ordinance for new construction in the City of St. Louis. Prior to his current role, he was an electrical power system engineer with electric utilities across the State of Missouri. In 2009, he met with Delegate to Congress Dr. Christensen to discuss opportunities for sustainability in island nations for the U.S. Virgin Islands. Additionally, he was a Sustainability Commissioner for the City of Maplewood where he worked on Sustainability and Climate Change challenges at the local level. He believes sustainability and climate change are one of the biggest issues facing our local community and  nation. From his perspective, the three most important issues before the City and its residents are the following: safety, youth engagement, and continuity. Ensuring the safety in our community for everyone is a key pillar to the success of Richmond Heights. He believes residents and visitors to Richmond Heights should feel safe all at times. Engaging our youth in careers and opportunities of the future outside of school should create a better environment for our children and families.

He was elected for his first term representing District 2 in June 2020; his term will expire in April 2024.

D2 Reggie Finney
Reginald Finney

Reginald Finney has lived in Richmond Heights for more than 50 years and is serving his first term on the City Council. A graduate of Maplewood Richmond Heights High School, Mr. Finney has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Washington University as well as bachelor’s and master’s degrees in practical theology from Metropolitan Christian Bible Institute. Mr. Finney is also a United States Air Force veteran.

Mr. Finney formerly served on the RH Recreational Advisory Board and founded the Hadley Township Homeowners Association and the MRH Hall of Fame Restoration Committee. He also co-founded the now-defunct Concerned Citizens for the Betterment of Richmond Heights. Mr. Finney has an adult daughter, Gwendolyn Rusan, of Jefferson City.

He was elected for his first term representing District 2 in April 2014; his third term will expire in April 2026.

District 2 Community Meetings

* District 2 community meetings at THE HEIGHTS are currently on hold and will resume if we are able depending on the pandemic*  District 2 council members host a community meeting at 10 a.m. most every second Saturday of the month at THE HEIGHTS in order to hear from their constituents and to share information about important issues and updates. Residents from throughout the City are welcome to attend.
Council District 3
D3 Megan Moylan
Megan Moylan


Megan Moylan has lived in Richmond Heights since 2005.  Megan has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Truman State University and a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from University of Missouri St. Louis. Her prior work experience includes teaching, human resources and social services. She plans to return to teaching in the near future. She and her husband, Heath, currently live in their second home in District Three and look forward to being in Richmond Heights for many years to come. She has three children who attend the Maplewood Richmond Heights schools and they are very active in the MRH School District.

She was elected to her first term representing District 3 in April 2013 due to a vacancy. Megan was elected to her first full term in April of 2016 and elected to her second term in June 2020; her second term will expire in April 2024.

D3 Ashley Metcalf
Ashley Metcalf

Ashley Metcalf is a St. Louis native and has lived in Richmond Heights since she was 16.  After graduating from the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she earned a Bachelors in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing, she moved back to Richmond Heights. Ashley and her husband, Joe, and their two daughters live on Princeton Place with both children enrolled in the Maplewood-Richmond Heights school system.

Ashley works as a Senior Manager for Cushman & Wakefield, a commercial real estate firm, where she represent tenants. She ensures her clients' needs are met and provides leadership to her team of associates. Ashley also volunteers for non-profit organizations such as Crisis Nursery and various local theater groups.

She was elected for her first term representing District 3 in April 2018; her second term will expire in April 2026.
Council District 4
D4 Danny Hebenstreit
Danny Hebenstreit


Council Member Danny Hebenstreit is a native St. Louisan and has lived in Richmond Heights with his wife for the last five years. For the past 36 years, he has been employed by Anheuser-Busch, and during his tenure, he served as a shop steward participating in the resolution of issues between labor and company. He is knowledgeable in many areas of construction, has owned and operated rental space, and has restored/renovated properties to increase their value. Through all of this, he is able to provide insight to the needs of both landlords and renters. He has a strong commitment to community service as a United Way representative, building several Habitat for Humanity homes, co-organizing a community park revitalization program, and volunteered in many capacities for local school districts.

He was elected for his first term representing District 4 in April 2016 and elected to his second term in June 2020; his second term will expire in April 2024.

D4 Scott HustonScott Huston

Council Member Scott Huston and his wife, Molly, are native St. Louisans who moved back from the West Coast to Richmond Heights in 2019. They have two daughters, Hannah and Paige, and reside in District 4. He graduated from Saint Louis University with a BS in Nuclear Medicine Technology and an MBA. 

Scott has spent his career advancing the health of his communities via technology. He's been a clinical researcher, university educator, has built programs that improve access to care for cancer patients, and, more recently, developed a telehealth solution that aided patients in obtaining care during the height of a pandemic. 

Scott has served on city and community economic development committees, been a coach and mentor for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and is a frequent volunteer at community kitchens and shelters. Seeking to make Richmond Heights his long-term home, he hopes to leverage his familiarity with technology and experience generating economic growth to advance our already great City forward. 
He was elected for his first term representing District 4 in April 2022; his term will expire in April 2026.