Joe Reardon

Mayor/CEO - Kansas City, Kansas
Kansas City , KS
Bio:

Joe Reardon is currently serving his second term as the Mayor/CEO of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas (UG); elected in April 7th 2009.  Reardon has approached his second term with just as much enthusiasm and political fervor as the first day he was elected to the Unified Government Board of Commission in 2003. Due to the economic crises that gripped our nation beginning in 2008, the Mayor’s second term has been focused on job creation. Soaring unemployment, home foreclosures, declining property values, budget shortfalls and reduced services have made the past two years difficult and challenging for leaders of local governments.

On April 30th, 2011, Kansas City, Kansas officially leaped into the next generation of apps and broadband technology when Google announced its first city of choice to build and operate their ultra-high speed fiber network. This new and innovative partnership with Google speaks to the governing body’s ability to think outside the box and the commitment of the community to be enterprising. It’s a partnership and new adventure that will help our community realize the full potential of the new economy in a world that is becoming more connected every day, says Reardon.

Reardon has a law degree from the University of Kansas School of Law and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Rockhurst University.  Reardon is a family man with deep roots in Kansas City, Kansas. He grew up in the St. Peter’s Cathedral neighborhood in Kansas City, Kansas and is a graduate of Bishop Ward High School. He is married to Amy and they have two young sons, Jack and Connor.