Kathy Sexton

City Manager
City of Derby, KS

Now in her eleventh year as City Manager of Derby, KS (population 23,633), Kathy Sexton works to accomplish the city’s mission to create vibrant neighborhoods, nurture a strong business community, and preserve beautiful green spaces. She previously served as Assistant County Manager of Sedgwick County and worked in the Governor’s budget office in Topeka. She earned a master’s of public administration and a bachelor’s of arts in English from Wichita State University. Kathy is active in the Rotary Club of Derby and International City/County Management Association. She serves on the board of directors of the Kansas Association of City/County Management. In 2008, Sexton received the Alumni Award for Outstanding Public Service from Wichita State University’s Hugo Wall School of Urban & Public Affairs.