About our leadership
Eric Wade, City Administrator
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 becoming our city administrator. He served as deputy county manager in Johnson County, Kansas from 2000 to June 2004. Before that, Eric served 12 years as the city administrator in Merriam, Kansas.
He 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. Eric has a bachelor’s degree in political science and master’s degree in public affairs from Park College in Parkville, Missouri.
He is responsible for implementing the policies of the City Council, submitting a budget to the City Council, and directing and coordinating the city’s departments.
Todd Pelham, Deputy City Administrator
Todd Pelham serves as the city’s project manager for the Civic Center Project and works closely with staff as this important project becomes a reality. In addition, he supervises the Municipal Services and Parks & Recreation departments; and he works closely with the Lenexa Chamber of Commerce to promote Lenexa by developing short- and long-term economic development plans.
Previously, he worked for the City of Blue Springs, Missouri, where he served as the deputy city administrator in charge of economic development. Before that, he worked for the Johnson County, Kansas, Manager’s Office and the Small Business Administration in the Office of Economic Research in Washington, D.C.