Jeremy Farmer, Mayor

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Jeremy Farmer

(785) 691-9100


Dear neighbor,

Our community is a great place...not because of our buildings, our government or our programs, but because of you, its people. We have a unique opportunity this year to have meaningful conversation and dialogue about the things which matter the most to you. There will be ample opportunity for you to communicate your thoughts and challenges. Equally, there will be opportunity for you to communicate those moments which make you appreciative to live in a community like Lawrence. We have many things that we should be proud of. Our community is prospering, and you can sense the buzz as you drive around town that Lawrence is truly the best place to live, work and play. We have a lot of work to do, but I'm convinced the best is yet to come. Please plan on attending City Commission meetings, interacting with us on social media, or sending us an email or giving us a phone call. We are committed to being open, transparent and authentic with each of you. Your voice matters.

Jeremy Farmer

Mayor, City of Lawrence, KS


Jeremy Farmer, a native of Lawrence, KS, is the Chief Executive Officer of Just Food, the Douglas County food bank which provides food to thousands of Douglas County residents each month through its food pantry and 40 community partners. Jeremy is passionate about being an advocate and a voice for those who are marginalized. Since attending high school in 2001 at Lawrence High, Jeremy graduated seminary and has worked at churches in California and Arkansas before moving back to Lawrence in 2011. He is very close to his family and especially enjoys spending time with his two nieces, both born in 2013. Jeremy is an avid blogger, Mac junkie, storm chaser and sports fan. Jeremy authored a leadership program called ELEVATE, which has been taught in non profits and churches across the country.