Eric Wade, City Administrator
The Lenexa City Administrator is responsible for implementing the policies of the Governing Body, submitting a budget to the Governing Body, and directing and coordinating the city’s departments.
Eric Wade was appointed to this position in June 2004. Eric had 20 years of public service to local government in the Kansas City region before his appointment as the city administrator. Eric served as deputy county manager in Johnson County, Kansas from 2000 to June 2004. Prior to serving as Johnson County Deputy County Manager, Eric served twelve years as the city administrator in Merriam, Kansas. Eric also served as the assistant city administrator with the city of Blue Springs, Missouri, and a budget analyst with the city of Kansas City, Missouri. He is a member of the International City/County Management Association and the American Society of Public Administration. Eric has a bachelor’s degree in political science and master’s degree in public affairs from Park College in Parkville, Missouri.
Todd Pelham serves as the Deputy City Administrator. In addition to Todd overseeing the development of the Lenexa Civic Center he also supervises the Municipal Services and Parks and Recreation Departments.
Pelham serves as the city’s project manager for the Civic Center. In this capacity, Pelham works closely with staff as this important project becomes a reality. In addition, Pelham’s duties include working closely with the Lenexa Chamber of Commerce to promote economic development in Lenexa and assisting in developing short and long-term economic development plans for the city.
Previously, he worked for the City of Blue Springs, Mo., where he served as the Deputy City Administrator in charge of economic development. Prior to that, he worked for the Johnson County Manager’s Office and the Small Business Administration in the Office of Economic Research in Washington, D.C.