For the past seven years, I’ve been honored to lead this city during a time when we’ve tackled difficult problems together and faced our challenges head on. We have learned that if we want to be the city we can … Read More »

Race & Equity

We as a community must address the history and systems that have resulted in perpetual inequities between races and cultures in our community. It starts by having a conversation. Find out how you can join the conversation and help advance racial equity.



City Boards

Joining one of the many boards and commissions who advise on everything from zoning to bike lanes is a great way to give back to the City we all love! Apply now, and my staff be happy to chat with you!



The Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund benefits senior citizens, persons with disabilities, and children every year with gift cards, Christmas gifts, and holiday parties that are hosted by the Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department at various community centers all across … Read More »

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