City of Gardner


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About Us

Gardner, Kansas is one of the most rapidly-growing communities in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Located along Interstate 35, just 30 miles from downtown Kansas City, Gardner is a historic community with a keen vision for the future. Its roots stretch back over 150 years to its founding in 1857 along the route of the Santa Fe and Oregon/California Trails. Presently, Gardner is home to nearly 21,000 residents and includes seven elementary schools, three middle schools and one high school. Gardner is committed to maintaining its traditional small-town values while focusing on providing for future growth and development.

Gardner is Accessible, Affordable, Safe, Friendly and Growing.


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Rep/Contact Info

Alan Abramovitz
HR Manager
  • Phone: (913) 856-0943
Mark Baldwin
Council President
Jason Bruce
Parks & Recreation Director
Kacy Deaton
Council Vice-President
Kellen Headlee
Public Works Director
  • Phone: (913) 856-0914
Dave Knopick
Community Development Director
Daneeka Marshall-Oquendo
Communication Manager - PIO
Steve McNeer
Council Member
Renee Rich
City Clerk
  • Phone: (913) 856-7535
Sharon Rose
City Clerk
Steve Shute
Council Member
Charles Smith
Information Technology Manager
  • Phone: (913) 856-0942
John Stimatze
Community Policing Officer
John Trickett
Engineering Technician
Pam Waldeck
Chief of Police
Mark Wiehn
Council Member
Todd Winters