Legislative and Intergovernmental Relations

The Legislative and Intergovernmental Relations Committee began as the “Ad Hoc Legislative Committee” in the 1990’s to work on developing city positions on state and federal legislative matters affecting municipalities.


  • Develop the annual state and federal legislative programs for City Council consideration.
  • Host the annual “Kick-Off” meeting with state legislators in combination with the school districts and Chamber of Commerce to present the state legislative program.
  • Host the annual State Legislative Dinner.
  • Work with city staff to monitor legislation introduced at the state and federal level affecting municipalities and identify issues for the council to consider taking a position and/or lobbying state or federal legislators.
  • Work with political subdivisions in the area on common issues, projects and agreements.
  • A quick response team consisting of the mayor, city manager and chair of this committee which will meet and provide a position statement for the committee during the legislative session in those instances where action on specific legislation is imminent.

Chair: Councilmember Fred DeMoro
Vice Chair: Councilmember John Lovell
Councilmember Mia Prier
Alternate: Councilmember Hillary Shields
Ex Officio Member: Mayor Bill Baird

Department Liaison
City Attorney Brian Head

As needed during the legislative season.
Council Chambers
220 SE Green St.
Lee's Summit, MO 64063