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Mayor William A. Baird

220 SE Green St.
Lee's Summit, MO 64063

Office: 816.969.1010
Cell: 816.985.1551

Office of the Mayor

Mayor Bill BairdImagine a place with exceptional schools, world-class health care and safe and secure neighborhoods. The kind of place where you immediately feel right at home. Welcome to Lee’s Summit!

A place where you can stroll through historic downtown streets as the faint sound of a train whistle transports you back in time. That place is right here, right now. I invite you to come to see for yourself what makes Lee’s Summit truly a place that represents the best life has to offer.

Yours truly,
Mayor Bill Baird

Mayor William A. Baird

Mayor Baird and other at the Hangar 2 groundbreakingBill Baird was elected Lee's Summit's 42nd mayor on April 3, 2018. At age 15, Mayor Baird became an avid collector and raving fan of the movie It’s a Wonderful Life. One of the morals of the movie is that every decision we make impacts other people, often in ways we never know. Mayor Baird lives his life to impact people in positive ways – his family, friends, community and clients – and he does it with commitment, determination, and integrity.

Mayor Baird learned to work hard at a young age. He was a four-sport letterman in high school and a two-sport letterman in college where he obtained degrees in business and psychology from Baker University.

Mayor Baird has led an impressive 20-year career working in the real estate industry. As the owner of Infinity Realty, he developed the organization into a real estate powerhouse with over 130 real estate agents. In 2011, he sold the company and continued his real estate career as a commercial real estate broker at the Baird Realty Group. He is a member of many real estate organizations including the National Association of Realtors, the Missouri Association of Realtors, the Kansas City Regional Association of Realtors and the Realtors Political Action Committee. Baird was a member of the Heartland MLS Board from 2008 to 2013 and was elected board president in 2012.

 As a 21-year resident of Lee's Summit, Mayor Baird has made significant contributions to the community through his volunteer and community service work. He served on the Lee's Summit R-7 Business Roundtable, and Lee's Summit Educational Foundation Board and held an elected position on the Lee's Summit R-7 School Board from 2014 to 2017. He is active in many organizations including the Rotary, Independence Chamber of Commerce and Lee's Summit Chamber of Commerce where he served on their board of directors.

Baird is most passionate about his family. He and his wife Hillory are the proud parents of Bailey and Grant. In his spare time, you can find him at a ball game cheering on his favorite team or enjoying a family vacation somewhere warm and tropical.