Steven M. Lucas is an associate attorney with Cunningham, Vogel & Rost, P.C. He represents the firm’s municipal clients in general municipal issues, land use matters, and other municipal practice areas. Steven currently serves as City Attorney for the cities of Gerald and St. James, Missouri.
Prior to joining the firm, Steven was actively involved as a public official in the development and implementation of a $10 million downtown revitalization project in the Kansas City area using a pedestrian-friendly design to improve the quality of the built environment in order to support community health and safety, catalyze economic development, and promote environmental sustainability. Steven served as a Planning Commissioner and as an elected Council member for the City of Mission, Kansas. He also served as an intern for the Office of the City Attorney in Kansas City, Missouri.
Steven received his B.S. in Education and his Master of Urban Planning (M.U.P) from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas. Steven earned his J.D. degree, with an emphasis in Urban, Land Use and Environmental Law, from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law.
The Missouri Bar
The Kansas Bar
American Planning Association, Missouri Chapter
Missouri Municipal Attorneys Association
APA Missouri Legislative Committee, Member
Community Development Committee, Chairman
Downtown District Task Force, Chairman
Finance and Administration Committee, Member
Steering Committee for Regional Development - Northeast Johnson County, Member
Fundamentals of Land Use, Municipal Officials Training Academy, 2018
Areas of Emphasis for Courts in Planning and Zoning, APA Missouri State Conference, 2017
Regulatory Takings and Exactions, Municipal Officials Training Academy, 2017
Planning and Zoning: Basics, Hot Topics, and Practical Tips, Municipal Officials Training Academy, 2016
Regulating the Traditional Public Forum & Annual Update of Missouri Land Use Cases, Missouri Municipal Attorneys Association, 2016 Eminent Domain and the Condemnation Process, Municipal Officials Training Academy, 2016
Annual Update of Supreme Court
and Missouri Land Use Cases, Missouri Municipal Attorneys Association, 2015
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