2023 State of the City Address

Mayor Bill Baird presented his sixth State of the City address on August 18 at a luncheon hosted by the Lee's Summit Chamber of Commerce. A large crowd of citizens, elected officials, business professionals and community leaders were in attendance.

Mayor Baird began his speech by introducing the 2023 Lee's Summit Citizen of the Year, Carl Chinnery. The mayor reflected on the City's progress and accolades including the City's national ranking as one of the 50 Best Places to Live for Families. He discussed the strides the City has made on each strategic plan critical success factor and the importance of a fiscally sustainable approach to long-term development.

Mayor Baird closed his address by unveiling plans for the Downtown Market Plaza, a major investment in the heart of Lee's Summit, through a 3D video tour of the project.