Mayor Julie Sayers

Julie SayersJulie Sayers was elected mayor in November 2023. Prior to that, she served as a Ward 4 council member from 2019–2023.

Julie is an owner and principal of a commercial furniture dealership called encompas. She grew up in Topeka, Kansas, and earned a bachelor’s degree in interior design from the University of Kansas. She initially practiced interior design at AECOM (formerly Ellerbe Becket), one of Kansas City's firms that specializes in NBA, NFL and collegiate sports facilities. This provided her with a foundation for large-scale project management, multidisciplinary coordination and construction administration.

In her role in the design community, Julie has served as president of the Mid-America Chapter of the International Interior Design Association and president of the Center for Architecture & Design Kansas City.

Julie serves on the Executive Board of Climate Action KC. This group of policy makers from northeast Kansas and northwest Missouri — along with their partners in the private and nonprofit sectors — are working to enact and foster proactive strategies, systems and structures within the region to reduce greenhouse gases, improve climate resilience and generate corresponding economic, social, health and quality of life benefits.

Julie and her husband, Scott, have lived in Lenexa since 2014 with their two dogs, Pete and Lucy. They can often be found enjoying an IPA at Limitless Brewing or walking the city’s beautiful trails. They also love U.S. National Parks and spend vacation time visiting as many as possible.

Home address: 
10121 Halsey St. 
Lenexa, KS 66215

Mailing address:
17101 W. 87th St. Pkwy.
Lenexa, KS 66219

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