Geary to Join School Board in January

Nov. 8, 2017 ~ Brian Geary was elected to the Olathe Board of Education on Nov. 7 to fill the seat being vacated by board member Mike Poland who has served since 2005. Board members Brent McCune and Amy Martin were re-elected to four-year terms on Nov. 7. All three terms will begin Jan. 8.

Prior to the election, Geary shared the following information in a candidate questionnaire for Position 6, in the northwest part of the school district.

photo of Brian GearyGeary's involvement in the community and schools ranges from member of the Citizens for Excellence in Olathe Schools to school site council member and Olathe Public Schools Foundation board member and 2014-15 president.

Family: Wife — Heather Bradley-Geary, children — Bre (sophomore at Olathe Northwest High School) and Micah (seventh-grader at Prairie Trail Middle School)

Occupation/Employer: Vice president at Bank of Blue Valley — Olathe

Qualifications: I served on the Ravenwood Elementary Site Council, and have been on the Olathe Public Schools Foundation board since 2012 (serving as president for the 2014-15 school year). I was a member of the Citizens for Excellence in Olathe Schools (CEOS), 2016 Bond Task Force, and was an advisory member for the Business Finance Academy.

1. Wise investment of tax dollars to reinforce our community's commitment to excellence and quality
2. Steady leadership in the changing public education landscape
3. Be a voice for patrons, students and educators, collaboratively
4. Help lead the district with continued focus on preparing our children for their future

Civic Involvement:
• Board member for the Olathe Chamber of Commerce, 2011-16 (treasurer for two years)
• Graduate of Leadership Olathe 2009
• Graduate of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce's Centurions Leadership Program
• Board member for St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Overland Park
• Johnson County appointee for the Community Advisory Committee of the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City
• Volunteer youth sports coach through YMCA and Kansas Rush Soccer