Mayor James announces incoming Communications Director

November 22, 2016 - KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI

Mayor Sly James announced today that James Roberts will be joining his office as Communications Director beginning November 28th. Roberts will join the Mayor’s office after nearly a decade in campaign strategy and communications, including work in non-profit, start-up, marketing and political organizations throughout the city and region. He currently serves a Director of Campaign Strategy at the Dover Strategy Group. Roberts grew up in Overland Park, KS and graduated from Shawnee Mission South High School. He attended Kansas City Kansas Community College, and studied History at the University of Kansas. He lives in Kansas City, Missouri with his wife and son.

“I’m am honored to join the Mayor’s team and humbled to have the chance to serve this amazing city,” said Roberts.  “Since his taking office, I have had tremendous respect for the Mayor’s commitment to advocating for smart policies that move our city forward while fostering pride and honest debate. I am thrilled to play a role in continuing the Mayor’s vision for Kansas City.” 

“I’m excited that James is joining our team and look forward to working with him and the rest of my team to continue moving Kansas City forward” said Mayor James. “James’ depth in experience will serve our team and the City well as we embrace the opportunities and challenges in front of us.”

Among other duties, Roberts will serve as the media contact and press secretary for the Mayor’s Office.

Contact: Joni Wickham: 816-513-6582 or cell: 816-572-2152