City Manager's Welcome Message

On behalf of the City of Moberly, I am pleased to welcome you to the official City of Moberly website.  We are a community that has experienced vast growth since its formal inception in 1866 which is why we are known as the “Magic City”.  With the help of our staff, city mayor, and city council members, we strive to make life in Moberly a great place to live, work, and raise a family.

Please visit this site as often as you can while we do our best to update and improve the material it contains. We welcome and encourage your feedback, comments, and suggestions that will help make this site more appealing and beneficial to you.  We will continue to work to make Moberly a community people are proud to call home.


Brian Crane, City Manager

Contact Information


Brian Crane
City Manager
Ph: (660) 269-8705 x2062
Fax: (660) 269-8171

City Highlights

Moberly, also known as the “Magic City”, is one of Missouri’s more progressive and historic cities. It is progressive in the sense that it has a park system and walking trails that surpass those in much larger cities. There are 1,600 acres of developed recreational areas.

Industrial & Economic Development
Moberly is home to major industries offering employment to thousands of people within the City and the surrounding area. Major employers include Veyance Technologies, Worldwide Recycling Equipment, Wilson Trailers, Mid-Am Building Supply, Everlast (the boxing and sporting goods company), and Orscheln Farm and Home National Headquarters to name a few. Moberly also includes two of the original Southwestern Bell designated fiber parks in the state.

Communications, Education, & Transportation
Moberly also has 20 miles of local exchange fiber cable within the City. Most of Moberly can be served with fiber, which allows for high-speed internet access and on-line video conferencing. Moberly is home to the Moberly Area Community College and Central Christian College and offers an excellent public school system. The Magic City is also on the main line for the Norfolk Southern Railroad. In addition, Moberly is home to Moberly Regional Medical Center. A four-lane highway connects Moberly with Interstate 70 just thirty miles away and helps strengthen the City’s position as a regional retail center. Moberly is approximately thirty minutes from the University of Missouri-Columbia. You can visit the Moberly Economic Development Corporation website for more information.

Water & Sewer
Moberly is undergoing extensive infrastructure improvements with its water, sewer, and street systems. The sewer projects include the separation of the decades old combined wastewater and stormwater lines. The waste water treatment plant will also be updated.

City Streets & Trails
City street renovations are ongoing. Additional hiking and biking trails have been added to an already extensive trail system. Moberly’s airport has been upgraded to a regional facility, with extension of the main runway to 5,000 feet and soon to be completed addition of additional hangar space.

Historic Characters
Moberly is historic because it was home to internationally known authors Jack Conroy and Elizabeth Seifert. Cotton Fitzsimmons spent a large portion of his career coaching at Moberly Junior College (now known as Moberly Area Community College) before becoming a national sports figure. Moberly is also historic because of its past and present position as a railroad hub and the childhood home of America’s great Army General Omar Bradley.