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Overland Park operates under a Mayor-Council-City Manager form of government.

The Governing Body consists of the mayor and 12 council members. The mayor is elected at-large and serves a four-year term. Two council members are elected from each of the city's six wards and serve staggered four-year terms.

The governing body annually identifies legislative priorities for the City for both the state legislature and Congress. The priorities are delineated in the City's State Legislative Program and National Legislative Program.

Council Member Directory

Mayor Carl Gerlach

Ward 1
Council Member Terry Happer Scheier
Council Member Logan Heley

Ward 2
Council Member Curt Skoog
Council Member Paul Lyons

Ward 3
Council President Jim Kite
Council Member Dave White

Ward 4
Council Member Fred Spears
Council Member Gina Burke

Ward 5
Council Member John Thompson
Council Member Faris Farassati

Ward 6
Council Member Rick Collins
Council Member Chris Newlin

City Council Meetings

City Council meetings generally are held at 7:30 p.m. the first and third Mondays of each month in the Council Chamber of City Hall, 8500 Santa Fe Drive. The public is welcome.

See agendas and minutes for City Council meetings.

Please contact the City Clerk's Office at 913-895-6155 or email for information about the process for presenting items to the City Council. or if you need accommodations for the meeting. (Kansas Relay Service 1-800-766-3777). Please give 48 hours' notice.

Committee of the Whole Meetings

Committee of the Whole meetings are called periodically for special topics and include the City Council and mayor. Meetings usually are held in Conference Room No. 1 of City Hall, 8500 Santa Fe Drive.

See agendas and minutes for Committee of the Whole meetings.