Commissioners

 

Michael Gray – Mayor

Michael Gray moved to Pittsburg in 1999 from Puebla, Mexico, where he graduated from high school at the American School of Puebla.  After moving to Pittsburg, he attended Pittsburg State University where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Political Science, International Studies and Spanish.  He also holds a Juris doctorate degree from the University of Tulsa.  He is employed by Watco Companies, L.L.C.  Mr. Gray is an active member of the Pittsburg Area Young Professionals, currently serving on their Community Engagement Committee.  He also serves on the Board of Directors for Hearts and Hammers of Pittsburg, Inc., as Assistant Executive Director.

Commissioner Gray was first elected in April of 2011.  His term expires in January of 2018.

 

Jeremy Johnson – President of the Board

Jeremy Johnson has lived in Pittsburg nearly all his life. He is a graduate of Pittsburg public schools and received his bachelor’s degree in English from Pittsburg State University. After receiving his master’s degree from the University of Rochester in New York, Jeremy worked as an instructor in PSU’s English department for several years. He currently works as coordinator of the Health Homes program at Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas. He also serves on the executive boards of Live Well Crawford County, Eat Well Crawford County, and Habitat for Humanity. He and his wife, Megan, an area teacher, are also active members of Pittsburg Area Young Professionals.

Commissioner Johnson was first elected in April of 2015. His term expires in January of 2020.

 

John Ketterman

John Ketterman is a lifelong resident of Pittsburg. He attended Pittsburg State University. John was previously employed by the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department and has worked in construction and sales. Mr. Ketterman is active in community events and organizations.

Commissioner Ketterman was elected in April of 2011. His term will expire in January of 2018.

 

 

Chuck Munsell

Chuck Munsell is a lifelong resident of Pittsburg. His family owned and operated Pryor trash service where he worked for several years. After high school, Chuck attended Pittsburg State University obtaining an associate degree in Drafting. During college and until they closed, Mr. Munsell worked for McNally’s Manufacturing. Recently, Chuck was employed by the City of Pittsburg Fire Department. He retired after 25 years of service. Mr. Munsell is now employed with the USD 250 Transportation Department. An important aspect of his life is family – his wife Karen works for the City of Pittsburg Finance Department, two sons Eric and Mike both work for Black & Veatch in Olathe, and one grandson Ayden is the son of Eric and wife, Theresa.

Commissioner Munsell was elected in April 2013. His term will expire in January of 2020.

 

 

Patrick O’Bryan

Patrick O’Bryan has been a resident, business owner and property owner in Pittsburg for over 45 years.  Mr. O’Bryan is extremely active in the community serving as a Board Member and President of the Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Merchant Association, and President and Financial Chairman of the Pittsburg Decorations Council.

Commissioner O’Bryan’s term began in January of 2016.  His term will expire in January of 2018.