Leawood Mayor Peggy Dunn will step aside after 25 years in office

Mayor Peggy Dunn

Peggy Dunn has served as Leawood's mayor for roughly a third of the city's history.She says her time in office has been "a tremendous honor." Above, Dunn in her office at Leawood City Hall. Photo credit Lucie Krisman.

The end of this year will mark a milestone for Leawood Mayor Peggy Dunn — her last as an elected official.

The city’s long-tenured mayor is not seeking reelection this fall, paving the way for Leawood to get a new mayor for the first time since 1997.

After more than a quarter century leading the Johnson County suburb, Dunn says she is ready to step aside and has considered the opportunity to serve Leawood “a tremendous honor.”