Mayor’s Office

Mayor Carl Gerlach presides over all City Council meetings and signs all ordinances, resolutions, contracts and agreements authorized by the Governing Body.

The mayor also makes appointments to volunteer boards and commissions; meets with residents, business associates, elected officials, students, Scouts and city staff members, all while advocating for the city’s success. The mayor also attends ceremonial duties such as dedications, grand openings, ribbon cuttings, and welcomes for groups meeting in the city.

Address

8500 Santa Fe Drive
Overland Park, KS 66212

Phone

913-895-6104

Hours

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Mayor’s Welcome

To all residents of Overland Park,

Welcome to the City of Overland Park’s website, and more importantly, to Overland Park!

In Overland Park, you are never far from a strategically-planned neighborhood, a beautiful community park, a new career opportunity, a variety of recreational amenities, and world-class shopping, dining, and experiences. It’s for these reasons that Overland Park is consistently recognized as one of the happiest and healthiest cities, and one of the best places to live in the country.

If you’re visiting this page because you are new to the community, welcome! Overland Park is home to nearly 200,000 residents, and continues to grow. We are glad to have you here and invite you to learn more about what your city government can do for you.

Those of you who continue to live, work, and play in Overland Park, thank you for being here. No matter where in the city you live, we are glad to have you here and hope you will stay for many years.

As you can see, we are proud to call this city home, and hope you are too.

Carl Gerlach

Overland Park Mayor

State of the City

Mayor Gerlach presented his 2019 State of the City address on February 18, 2019 at the Overland Park Convention Center.

The Mayor’s speech discussed why Overland Park > Its Past, highlighting growing businesses, development across the city, and improvements to parks and city infrastructure, among other things.

Watch the whole speech to see more of what’s to come in Overland Park.

Proclamation Requests

The Mayor’s office issues proclamations for nonprofit organizations with citywide, regional or statewide interest, as a courtesy.

Proclamation requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Not all requests are accepted.

Proclamations recognize and are issued for a specific day, week, or month.

These public service documents are strictly honorary and are not legally binding.

Proclamations will not be issued to endorse or promote a private, for-profit business that competes with similar for-profit businesses, or to endorse or promote a partisan political position or candidate.

Submit a Request

Submit proclamation requests between four and six weeks in advance of the requested date. Include a draft of the proclamation. Any draft proclamation language may be edited or rewritten at the discretion of the Mayor’s office.

Include contact information for the requestor, including a mailing address and telephone number.

Submit requests to the mayor’s assistant via email or mail:

Chelsee Newkirk
chelsee.newkirk@opkansas.org

Office of the Mayor
City of Overland Park
8500 Santa Fe Drive
Overland Park, KS 66212

Carl Gerlach

Mayor Gerlach has served Overland Park since he was elected to represent Ward 3 on the City Council in 1995. The mayor volunteers his time with several local organizations. He is a proud father and grandfather, Eagle Scout, Shawnee Mission South High School graduate, and a former Kansas State Basketball player.

Biography: Mayor Carl Gerlach