Mayor Steve Ellis
Total Population: 148,483
Population Density: 1,204 (people/sq.mi.)
Land Mass: 124.3 (sq.mi.)…………
Kansas City, Kansas is widely known as the first market to host Google’s ultra-high speed fiber network, Google Fiber. AT&T recently announced plans to bring a gigabit network to Kansas City as well. The Unified Government is working with Kansas City Digital Drive on a “Digital Playbook”, a detailed strategy for digital advancement in our region. Partnerships with progressive organizations have also helped advance other Unified Government initiatives.
In the area of civic innovation, the UG recently partnered with Code for America to develop a marketing and learning application for entrepreneurs called BizFriendly. The Unified Government is also developing an “open data” initiative to streamline our processes and make our agency more transparent and efficient.