Ty Lasher has become one of the biggest developers in the Wichita area by necessity.
As city manager of Bel Aire, Lasher has for the past seven years led the effort to develop more than 2,000 acres that were purchased by previous city leaders in 2003.
Over the past decade, the city has been able to sell about 400 acres, including for the new Northeast Magnet High School, but is still weighed down by debt payments. However, recent efforts promise to accelerate that growth, Lasher said. The city will hold a groundbreaking Friday for the Next Level Hoops Academy.
It’s not what he expected when he got into public administration, Lasher said, but he’s certainly learned a lot.
He is married to Denise and they have a son and daughter. They live in Bel Aire.