City of Overland Park
Overland Park, located in Johnson County, Kan., operates as a Mayor-Council-City Manager form of government. The governing body consists of the mayor and 12 council members. The mayor, elected at-large, serves a four-year term. Two council members are elected from each of the city’s six wards and serve staggered four-year terms. The city manager oversees the city’s day-to-day operations and implements policies set by the governing body.
Overland Park is known for its progressive leadership and visionary ideas. Thanks to a highly professional team of elected officials, city staff and community leaders, Overland Park maintains a keen reputation for quality planning. The city follows a long-range master development plan, updated each year through public input. A five-year capital improvement plan also is re-evaluated annually to determine priorities for improvements to streets, highways, storm water management, parks, public buildings and other public spaces.
The city’s record of sound financial management has earned AAA bond ratings from Fitch, Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s. Overland Park is one of the few cities nationwide to receive AAA ratings from all three sources.
For more information, visit the City of Overland Park, City Council, Finance, Administration and Economic Development Committee
The County operates under a Commission-Manager form of government, vesting legislative power and oversight authority in an elected, seven-member Board of County Commissioners. Johnson County is divided into six districts, with one county commissioner representing each. Additionally, the County elects a chairman of the board. Administrative authority is delegated to and exercised by a county manager, appointed by and accountable to the Board of County Commissioners.