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Wildwood Councilman Joe Garritano Tapped As President of Missouri Municipal League

Wildwood City Councilman Joe Garritano (Ward 8) is the new Missouri Municipal League President. This is the first time the city of Wildwood will be so represented in a state wide organization.

Below is the Missouri Municipal League's press release.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Municipal League elected city of Wildwood Council Member Joe Garritano as President during the organization’s annual conference this week.

Joe Garritano is a city council member in Wildwood, Missouri, since 2015. In August 2018, he was selected by the city council to serve as the City's mayor pro tem. During his tenure he has served in various leadership roles, such as chairman of the Crossings Improvement District and chairman of the Wildwood Administration & Public Works Council Committee.

In February 2019, he was elected to serve on the board of directors for the Missouri Municipal League and was elected MML Vice President in 2020.

Professionally, he is a senior project leader with a national financial firm, responsible for managing and coordinating strategic activities and projects.

Garritano earned his master’s degree in Information Systems and bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems & Criminal Justice from Pace University, New York. He is also an adjunct professor in project management at Saint Louis University.

In the community, Garritano is the president and trustee of The Meadows at Cherry Hills Homeowners Association, a 162-home subdivision in West St. Louis County. During his free time, he volunteers for the USO of Missouri, St. Alban Roe parish, and is a member of the Knights of Columbus. He is married to his wife Vanessa and a proud father of two daughters, Estella and Alice.

The Missouri Municipal League provides a united voice for municipalities across Missouri. Founded in 1934, MML now serves more than 640 municipalities with training, resources and legislative advocacy for local government success. Learn more at