City Manager’s Office

Lori Curtis Luther is Overland Park’s city manager.

The City Manager is responsible for managing the city’s day-to-day operations, as well as implementing policies set by the Governing Body.

The City Manager develops strategic goals to align City programs and services. See the 2023 Strategic Goals to learn more.

Staff in the City Manager’s Office:

  • Respond to residents’ and City Council members’ requests for information and services.
  • Assist with the development of the city’s operating and capital improvements budgets.
  • Manage issues related to the Overland Park Convention Center and adjacent hotel.
  • Facilitate communications among city staff and neighborhood groups.
  • Coordinate the Teen Council program.
  • Prepare and monitor state and national legislative programs.
Personnel Investigations

The City Manager’s Office oversees personnel investigations for City staff.

If you believe an employee of the City of Overland Park has acted in a discriminatory manner, please contact Assistant City Manager Kate Gunja at 913-895-6110 or [email protected].

LGBTQ+ Support

It is a priority of the City Manager’s Office that Overland Park be a welcoming community and that the City of Overland Park be a welcoming organization. The City’s LGBTQ+ liaison supports these efforts by working with the executive leadership team and City Manager’s Office staff to elevate LGBTQ-related concerns to the city manager.

If you have LGBTQ-related concerns, please reach out to:

Lara Isch
LGBTQ+ Liaison/Sustainability Manager
[email protected]


8500 Santa Fe Drive
Overland Park, KS 66212




8 a.m.-5 p.m.

City Manager’s Office Divisions

City Management

City Management staff includes the city manager, deputy city manager, assistant city manager, the mayor’s assistant, and administrative staff who work with an executive leadership team to implement governing body policies.

Emergency Management

The emergency management division develops and implements programs in order to prepare citizens for potential disaster and minimize the risks should an emergency occur.


The communications division works with other City departments and the City Council to provide proactive information to residents, businesses, and the media about services and programs the City provides.


The sustainability division works with other City departments to ensure the City and the community are environmentally, economically and socially sustainable.

Facilities Management

The facilities management division maintains the physical environment in which City staff, residents and others work and conduct business.