Leirion Gaylor Baird
Mayor / Lincoln, NE
Leirion Gaylor Baird is the mayor of Lincoln, Nebraska. Mayor Gaylor Baird previously served for six years as a member of the City Council and one term as a Lincoln/Lancaster County Planning Commissioner. Her career includes experience as a management consultant, fiscal and policy analyst, and Boys and Girls Club Director. She currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the Mayors and Metro Universities Task Force of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and is a participant in the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative.
The mayor earned her B.A. from Yale College and a M.Sc. from the University of Oxford. She and her husband, Scott, have three children – who, upon their mother’s election as mayor, were deeply disappointed to learn that she does not get to tell the School Superintendent when to call snow days.
Leirion Gaylor Baird’s Ideas
Problem Lincoln is dedicated to a climate-smart, low-carbon way of life and has set an ambitious goal to reduce our net greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 80% by 2050. The anaerobic digestion of solids that go to wastewater treatment facilities produces methane, a powerful GHG. Historically, Lincoln burned off the […]