Michael Dever, Commissioner

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Michael Dever

(785) 865-4202


A Lawrence resident for 26 years, Michael H. Dever received his B.A. in Environmental Studies and Geography from the University of Kansas.

First elected to the Lawrence City Commission in 2007, Michael has served continuously on the commission for the past seven years, and served as Mayor in 2008-2009 and will again in 2013-2014. Michael currently serves on various boards for the City of Lawrence including: the Bioscience & Technology Business Center, Destination Management, Inc,. Lawrence-Douglas County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO).

Dever is president of GuideWire Consulting, a Lawrence-based environmental technology consulting firm. He has worked as an environmental consultant since 1985, managing property and environmental assessment programs for companies throughout the United States.

Dever is married to Lee Beth Dever. Together they have two children, McKenzie (20) and Kylie (18).