Meet the City Manager
Meet the City Manager - Ty Lasher
Welcome to the City of Bel Aire website. I hope that you are able to find all of the information you need and your questions are answered on our website. If you need additional assistance, don't hesitate to contact myself or one of our dedicated staff. We are proud of our community and am sure you will find Bel Aire a great place to live.
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and tell you about my experience. I was raised on a farm in McLouth Kansas, a town of approximately 850 people. Upon graduation from high school, I attended MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, Kansas where I received a B.A. in Agribusiness.
After college, I went to work as the Noxious Weed Director for Jefferson County in northeast Kansas. After five years in Jefferson County, I accepted the same position for Reno County and moved to Hutchinson, Kansas. While working full time, I returned to school at Wichita State University to obtain a Master of Public Administration which I completed in 2001. After graduation from WSU, I accepted the position of City Administrator for Cheney, Kansas. In 2007, I became the City Administrator for Bel Aire. Bel Aire changed its form of government to Council-Manager and in January of 2010, I became the City Manager of Bel Aire. I am an active member of the WSU alumni association, Kansas Association of City Managers as well as International Association of City Managers.
In 2009, I became an ICMA Credentialed Manager. The ICMA Credentialing Program recognizes professional local government managers who are qualified by a combination of education and experience, adherence to high standards of integrity, and an assessed commitment to lifelong learning and professional development. Managers are recognized by ICMA through a peer review credentialing process; this self-directed program offers an opportunity for interested ICMA members to quantify the unique expertise they bring to their community. The program also assists ICMA members in focusing and reflecting upon their lifelong professional development experience. ICMA Credentialed Managers are viewed with growing distinction by local governing bodies and progressive, civically engaged communities
I am married to Denise who is a teacher for the Rosehill School District. We have one son, Alex, who is a junior and one daughter, Jenna, who is in 8th grade. We live in Bel Aire and very much enjoy this community.
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If you have questions, comments, or concerns about issues in Bel Aire, please let us know. Citizens are encouraged to let their voice be heard. The staff of the City Manager's Office will work to ensure all questions, comments, and concerns are addressed in a timely fashion.