Leirion Gaylor Baird is the daughter of two public school teachers. She worked her way through college at Yale University and lives in Lincoln’s Near South neighborhood with her husband, Scott, and their three children, ages 8, 12, and 14.
Leirion was elected to the Lincoln City Council in May, 2013 and currently serves as Council Chair. Prior to her election, Leirion was a Lincoln/Lancaster County Planning Commissioner and helped produce the 2040 Comprehensive Plan – the strategic roadmap for Lincoln’s growth and development over the next three decades. These experiences deepened her commitment to smart, sustainable urban growth that promotes economic opportunity and enhances our health, safety, and quality of life.