About Greg Mitchell
Although born in Virginia and raised in Colorado, Greg has deep ancestral ties to Kansas. His mother was born and raised on a farm near Frankfort (Marshall County) and his father on a farm near Centralia (Nemaha County). Three of his four grandparents were born in Kansas.
Greg grew-up in Jefferson County Colorado, basically the western suburbs of Denver. At the time he came of age, Denver and the surrounding suburbs were growing at a rapid pace. Compared to eastern Kansas, Colorado’s arid climate coupled with Denver’s growth (and infrastructure demands) made water relatively scarce. Fortunately for those residents of Denver, access to high-quality drinking water never failed, but the Denver area had water restrictions in place and there seemed to be constant worry about whether the water demand could be met. There was “water insecurity”.
When Greg moved to Kansas City in 1996, it was apparent how more plentiful water was in the KC Metro area. He first resided on the Missouri side of the state line but has resided within the Johnson County Water District No. 1 for nearly 15 years; first in Roeland Park and now in Olathe. To that point a life-long bachelor, in 2015 Greg married Deann Mitchell (née Blubaugh-Shinkle) and became the stepfather to two amazing young ladies.
Greg has worked in healthcare administration, in various capacities, dating back to the early 1990’s; prior to that he did IT related work, employed by a company that did Geophysical data processing and interpretation. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems from Colorado State University; a Master of Health Services Administration from the University of Kansas Medical Center; and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Missouri – Kansas City.