Administration & Staff

Chris Lowe
City Administrator
Chris Lowe was appointed City Administrator in September of 2011. Prior to his appointment as the City Administrator for Baldwin City, he served as the the assistant city administrator for the city of Warrensburg, MO. and Pleasant Hill, MO. Chris received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas as well as a J.D. from Marquette University Law School. He also holds a master’s degree in public administration from Bowie State University. When asked about accepting the City Administrator position for Baldwin City, Chris enthusiastically replied, “this is a homecoming of sorts for me.” Chris is originally from the Douglas County area, growing up in Pleasant Grove. “I consider the City Administrator position in Baldwin City a destination job. I’m tremendously excited.” Chris and his wife Dara also have 3 boys. Dara, Chris’ wife, is a family physician and maintains a medical practice in the community. The City Administrator is appointed by the City Council & Mayor to manage the daily operations of the City, recommend an annual budget for approval, and serve as a liaison between the public and the governing body.

Bradford Smith
Finance Director
Brad and his wife, Linda, live in Olathe.  He joined the staff in August, 2012 as Finance Director.  Most recently Brad worked for the city of Spring Hill in the Finance Department.  His career includes over thirty years in various accounting and technical positions, including over eight years with the international accounting firm of Price Waterhouse.  Brad is a Certified Public Accountant and received his undergraduate degree in accounting from Kansas State University.

City Hall 803 8th Street, Baldwin City, KS 66006

Mailing Address P.O. Box 86, Baldwin City, KS 66006 | Phone (785) 594-6427 | Fax (785) 594-6586

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