Mary L. Gonzales
Member-at-Large – Position #1

Elected 2001-2005
Re-elected 2005-2009
Re-elected 2009-2013
Re-elected 2013-2017
Re-elected 2018-2021

Ms. Gonzales retired from teaching school in 2006 after a 33-year career. For many of those years she was an eighth-grade language arts teacher at Piper Middle School.

Besides her BPU Board and other community activities, she is a member of the American Public Power Association and the American Water Works Association.

A graduate of Leadership 2000, she serves on the board for the Rosedale Development Association and also on the advisory board for the Civic Leadership Academy for Olathe, Kansas schools. Mary was also District 5 Coordinator in the successful effort to consolidate the Wyandotte County/city governments, and served on the advisory board of the Wyandotte County Library. In addition, she is past President of Delta Kappa Gamma International Educational Society and is a former board member for both El Centro and City Vision Ministries.

Ms. Gonzales has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from the University of Montevallo in Montevallo, Alabama, and a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Emporia State University.

Mary is married to John Mendez and has three sons and two step daughters.
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