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The City of Kansas City, Kansas was incorporated in 1886 and for 73 years was governed by a three-member elected Board of Commissioners. In August of 1982, the city held and election and voters approved a change in the form of city government. Under the Charter Ordinance No. 84 the city changed to a seven-member, Mayor-Council-Administrator form of government in April, 1983.

In 1997, voters unanimously approved to consolidate the city and county governments into one jurisdiction. Over the past 123 years, twenty-nine mayors have held this position. Kansas City, Kansas’ first mayor was elected in 1859.

Mark Holland is the current Mayor/CEO of Wyandotte County and Kansas City Kansas. He was elected to the position in  2013. He's the city's 27th mayor.

Mayor

Term

James R. Parr

1859-1866

Thomas F. Hannan

1886-1888

William Allen Coy

1889-1890

Thomas F. Hannan

1891-1892

Nathaniel Barnes

1893-1894

George J. Twiss

1895-1896

Robert L. Marshman

1897-1900

William H. Craddock

1901-1902

Thomas B. Gilbert

1903-1904

William W. Rose

1905-1906

Dr. George M. Gray

1906-1907

Dudley E. Cornell

1907-1908

Ulysses S. Guyer

1909-1910

James E. Porter

1910-1913

C.W. Green

1913-1917

Harry A. Mendenhall

1917-1921

H.B. Burton

1921-1923

William W. Gordon

1923-1926

Jabez O. Emerson

1926-1927

Don C. McCombs

1927-1947

Clark E. Tucker

1947-1955

Paul F. Mitchum

1955-1964

Joseph H. McDowell

1964-1971

Richard F. Walsh

1971-1975

Jack Reardon

1975-1987

Joe Steineger, Jr.

1987-1995

Carol Marinovich  

1995-2005

Joe Reardon

2005-2013

Mark Holland

2013-Present

 


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