City Manager

Diane Stoddard, Interim City Manager


Phone: (785) 832-3400

Fax: (785) 832-3405


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Diane Stoddard is currently serving as the Interim City Manager of Lawrence since May 2015 and has served as Assistant City Manager since October 2007. Prior to returning to her hometown of Lawrence, she served as Deputy City Manager and in other management capacities with the City of Manhattan, Kansas from 1996-2007. She also worked for the cities of Ottawa, Kansas and Lenexa, Kansas. She holds a master’s degree in public administration (MPA) and an undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Kansas. Diane is active in her state professional association and is currently the President of the Kansas Association of City/County Management and is a Credentialed Manager with the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). Diane is a graduate of various leadership programs, including Leadership Lawrence and Leadership Kansas. She and her husband, Brian, have two sons.