Leirion Gaylor Baird
City Council President
Leirion Gaylor Baird serves as an at-large representative on the Lincoln City Council. Her priorities include public safety and improved emergency response times; repair and growth of the street and sidewalk network; parks, pools, and trails maintenance; continued access to a clean and sufficient water supply; tech infrastructure development; increased efficiency and cost-savings in the City/County procurement process; and protection of Lincoln’s quality of life, so that it remains a top-ranked city in which to work and raise a family.
Prior to her election in May 2013, Leirion served as a Lincoln/Lancaster County Planning Commissioner and on the LPlan Advisory Committee that produced the 2040 City/County Comprehensive Plan, the strategic roadmap for Lincoln’s growth and development over the next three decades. Leirion began her career as a management consultant, helping Fortune 500 companies become more efficient. She has also worked as a city budget and policy analyst and as a director of an innovative after-school and summer enrichment program designed to improve educational outcomes for children from low-income communities.