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Office of the Mayor

Mayor Bill Baird - Lee's Summit's 42nd Mayor

mayor bill baird speaking at the Lea McKeighan North ribbon cutting

Welcome to Lee's Summit!

Imagine 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 see for yourself what makes Lee’s Summit truly a place that represents the best life has to offer.

Yours truly,
Mayor Bill Baird

Contact the Mayor

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

Office: 816.969.1010
Cell: 816.985.1551

State of the City


About Mayor Baird

Mayor Bill BairdBill Baird was elected Lee's Summit's 42nd mayor on April 3, 2018. At age 15, Bill 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. Bill lives his life to impact people in positive ways – his family, friends, community, clients – and he does it with commitment, determination and integrity.

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

Mayor Baird has lead 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 has 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, Missouri Association of Realtors, 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, 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, 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 a number of 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 someplace warm and tropical.