Curt Skoog was elected mayor of Overland Park in November 2021. Prior to that, Skoog was elected to the City Council in 2005, and was reelected in April 2009, 2013 and 2017. Skoog served as City Council president in January 2021.
Skoog’s focus has been the implementation of policies and the approval of projects that support strong neighborhoods, which are the bedrock of Overland Park. This focus is demonstrated by the passage of Vision Metcalf, 95th and Antioch redevelopment, and the resurgence of downtown Overland Park.
Mayor Skoog has been an active member of the community. He served as an elected representative on the Shawnee Mission School District South Area Advisory Board, Co-President of the Shawnee Mission South PTSA, Co-Host of the Shawnee Mission School District Foundation Annual Breakfast, and as a board member of the Kenilworth Homes Association.
He is a graduate of the Kansas Chamber of Commerce Leadership Kansas Program, The Greater Kansas City Area Chamber of Commerce Centurions Leadership Program and the University of Kansas School of Business.
Since his election in 2005, Skoog has been one of the City of Overland Park’s appointed members to the Mid-America Regional Council Board of Directors where he recently completed a term as board Chair. MARC is a nonprofit association of city and county governments and the metropolitan transportation planning organization for the bi-state Kansas City region serving nine counties and 119 cities. Mayor Skoog also was a past Co-Chair of the Creating Sustainable Places Consortium Coordinating Committee that developed policies for redeveloping transportation corridors across the region.
Professionally, Skoog is the Branch Manager for the Institute of Building Technology and Safety. He and his wife Amy have three children who graduated from schools in the Shawnee Mission School District.