Lori Curtis Luther is Overland Park’s City Manager.
She was appointed by the Overland Park City Council on Monday, June 6, 2022. She is the sixth city manager of Overland Park.
Prior to working in Overland Park, Luther served as the city manager for the City of Beloit, Wisconsin.
Her city administration work has focused on budgeting and financial management, modern organizational leadership, strategic planning and economic development to support neighborhood revitalization and redevelopment.
Prior to serving as Beloit’s city manager, Luther was the county administrator for Peoria County, Illinois, city administrator for Waukesha, Wisconsin and city administrator for Reedsburg, Wisconsin.
Luther served as Overland Park’s assistant city manager from 2001 to 2005. She was involved in the transition of the private Overland Park Fire Department, Inc., to a public service department of the City; creation of the City’s emergency operations center; state and federal legislative agendas; development of the Capital Improvements Program and City budgets; and the transfer of ownership of the former Tomahawk Ridge Elementary School building from the Blue Valley School District to the City, paving the way for the facility to become Tomahawk Ridge Community Center.
Prior to serving as Overland Park’s assistant city manager, Luther served in the Johnson County Government, the City of Harrisonville, Missouri, and City of Kansas City. She holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Kansas, a Bachelor of Arts degree from Baker University, and is a graduate of Olathe North High School.
Luther is married to her husband, Chris, a high school science teacher, and they have four children and two dogs.