Mayor to highlight heroes of 2020 and priorities for 2021 and beyond

Mayor Gerlach will present his 2021 State of the City speech virtually at noon on March 3, 2021.

Wednesday’s speech, hosted by the Overland Park Chamber of Commerce, will address top priorities and projects and major events for Overland Park, including:

  • Recognizing heroes risking their lives to provide community services during the coronavirus pandemic, including health care professionals, educators and frontline workers,
  • Expanding and improving U.S. 69, and how best to improve public safety, reduce congestion and increase travel time predictability along this vital corridor,
  • Continuing the community’s focus on mental health,
  • Honoring Overland Park Police Officer Mike Mosher, who was killed in the line of duty in 2020, and more.

The Mayor’s speech also touches on supporting coronavirus-impacted businesses and residents, work toward increasing inclusivity in Overland Park, updates to parks and recreation facilities, upcoming development proposals and residents giving back in the community.

This will be Mayor Gerlach’s final State of the City speech. He announced earlier this month that he will not seek an additional term as mayor in 2021.

Register to virtually attend the State of the City on the Overland Park Chamber of Commerce website by noon on Tuesday, March 2.
The State of the City is free to attend thanks to St. Luke’s Health System, the event sponsor.


Meg Ralph Digital Communications Supervisor City Manager’s Office 913-895-6160