Kansas City, Kan., mayor Joe Reardon has been honored by his peers as 2012 Kansas Mayor of the Year.
Reardon received the award from the Kansas Mayors Association this week at the League of Kansas Municipalities annual conference in Topeka.
Among the accomplishments credited to Reardon is the opening of the Hollywood Casino, construction of a Cerner development at Village West and the city's selection as the first site for Google Fiber after a nationwide search by the company.
Reardon comes from a long line of public servants. His father, Jack, served three terms as mayor of Kansas City, Kan., and his uncle, Bill Reardon, served 30 years in the Kansas Legislature.