Your Wright City Fire District Board of Directors is comprised of devoted members of our local community who desire to help our district serve and protect our citizens. They willingly donate their time, talents, and expertise for the good of the community. We sincerely appreciate their commitment and dedication.
The board meets the second Thursday of each month at 4:30 at House 1. We welcome you to get involved with our district in any way you can.
Our Members of the District are elected every 6 years. They serve 6 years before eligible for re-election or retirement.
Active Board of Directors:
Michelle Heiliger Family: Two grown adult daughters, Payton and Riley.
Business: Michelle Heiliger is a career Human Resources professional and a subject matter expert on linking Human Capitol initiatives to business results. Through her passion around organizational leadership and team development she has been able to challenge organizations to build from the ground up and focus their efforts on training and development to meet long term goals. Currently serving as the Director of Human Resources for Sellenriek Construction, she is breaking glass ceilings, challenging the status quo, and proving herself to be an integral part of a formerly all-male team.
Civic Service: The only thing that overshadows Michelle’s successful career in business, is the multitude of leadership positions she holds within the community she has called home for nearly 40 years. As the Mayor of Wright City, the only female member of a county Leadership team, Board member of the Fire District, Executive Board member of the Wright City Band Boosters and founder of her own non-profit, she has been able to act as the adhesive that helps bring all the different organizations she represents to the table in local government. She is a champion of bringing many voices to the table to collectively reach a goal that will best represent and move the entire community forward.
Chris Kellner Family:
April, 2008 - Present
Married since 1979 / Two children / Three grandchildren
EPC, Inc since 1989
Vice President, responsible for facility maintenance (7 US locations), fleet operations (36 vehicles), security and safety for 350 employees nationwide.
A volunteer with Wright City Fire Protection District since 2005
Director of the Wright City Fire Protection District since 2006
President of the Wright City Fire Protection District since 2016
I enjoy tinkering with my 17 old garden tractors and someday hope to get them all running. I also enjoy wood working and finding new useful purposes for old junk.
April, 2018 - Present
Married to a veteran for over 20 years / 3 children: John, Jeanette, and Liam
I was a stay-at-home mom from 2001-2007 for my older children before going to work at Brake Resources and Braking Technologies as an Administrative Assistant. I was with them until the day they closed the doors doing inventory control, HR, Accounts Rec/Pay, day-to-day data entry, etc. Then again from 2010-to 2013, I stayed home with Liam. In 2013 I went to work part-time at St Louis Cancer Care as a receptionist. I currently work part-time at 519 On S Main in St Charles.
I love my Irish heritage. My ancestors have been traced back to Robert the Bruce. John and I have traveled to a few countries such as Mexico and the Bahamas. The trip I look most forward to is Ireland and finding some of the family castles.
Interior design, decorating, and painting are my go-to hobbies. I love to find "ugly" pieces and give them new life. My dad taught me how to paint at 8 years old and since then, I have painted and or decorated for many friends and family.
I enjoy being outside, playing with the kids, dinner on the deck and cutting the grass. I don't mind getting my hands dirty planting flowers or even changing my own oil.
Dr. Justin Fears
April, 2018 - Present
Married to Nicci Fears / Two Children, Mattox & Ryder
Owner and Operator of Phobius Haunted House
CEO of Fearsome Entertainment, LLC
High School Principal – Alpha Academy, Warrenton, MO
Former member of the Wentzville Community Club
Don’t be a Monster Anti-Bullying Program
Assist with neighborhood HOA
I enjoy doing special FX makeup, designing and constructing haunted house sets, reading, spending time with my family, anything outdoors, and anything related to our businesses.
Retired Board of Director Members:
April, 2012 - April,2018
Dan West: (Deceased)
April, 2008 - March, 2018
April, 2016 - December, 2017
April, 2016 - June, 2017
April, 2009 - December, 2009
April, 2010 - April, 2016
April, 2001 - April, 2002
April, 2004 - April 2016
April, 2000 - April, 2012
April, 2006 -
April, 2006 - July, 2006
April, 2002 -
April, 2002 -
April, 1998 - February, 2001
September, 1972 - April, 2002
February, 1979 - April, 1998
September, 1991 - April, 2010
September, 1972 - February, 1979
September, 1972 - September, 1991
Wright City Fire District Board Vacancies
Elections for board members are held bi-annually. If you would like to be considered to be a board member, please complete the two forms below, and submit them with a copy of your driver’s license to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions, please call 636.745.2262 x 101.
Wright City Fire District Board Member Meeting Minutes
We track meeting minutes annually. Click a link below to see!
Tax Increase History
Your Wright City Fire Protection District works hard to keep taxes low. Below is a record of past tax increases.
1988 Tax Increase