Mayor Sollie Flora
Mayor Sollie Flora was elected in November 2021 and sworn in on December 15, 2021. Immediately preceding her election as Mayor, Sollie served one term as a Ward IV Councilmember. Prior to serving on the City Council, she represented Ward IV on the Sustainability Commission, served on the Dog Park Task Force, and completed the Mission Police Department’s Citizens Police Academy.
As Mayor, Sollie plans to focus on delivery of core services (like improvements to our streets and parks), enhancing citizen engagement and participation, and promoting sustainable development. She hopes to hear from you about your ideas to strengthen our city.
During her time on the City Council, Mayor Flora served as Chair of the Community Development Committee, Chair of the Finance & Administration Committee, and Vice-Chair of the Finance & Administration Committee. She also served as a member of the Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee, as a member of the Mohawk Park Stakeholder Steering Committee, and as Council Liaison to the Sustainability Commission.
Mayor Flora’s advocacy for our city extends beyond Mission’s borders. She currently serves as member of the Transportation & Infrastructure Services Committee with the National League of Cities, is an active member of Climate Action KC, and previously served on the Governing Body of the League of Kansas Municipalities.
Mayor Flora is a proud graduate of Johnson County public schools. She went on to earn a B.A. in Sociology (with honors) in 2007 from Grinnell College and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School (cum laude) in 2010. She currently works as an in-house attorney for an international company.
Outside of work and her service to Mission, Mayor Flora enjoys spending time with her fiancé Dave and rescue dog Wags, volunteering as a dog foster mom, and traveling (in particular visiting National Parks).