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Ward I: Trent Boultinghouse

Councilmember Trent Boultinghouse was first elected in November 2019 to represent Ward 1 on the Mission City Council. He was reelected in 2023 and currently serves as Council President. He grew up in rural Girard in southeast Kansas and is the son of public school educators. He attended Girard High School, where he participated in 4-H and FFA before going on to graduate with dual degrees in History with honors and Latin American Studies from the University of Kansas in 2012. After graduation, he accepted a position at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., where he worked on policy directives in the office of the Undersecretary of Acquisitions, Technology, and Logistics. After two years there, Councilmember Boultinghouse moved to Brazil, where he graduated with a master’s in International Relations from the University of São Paulo. He has lived in Mission since 2016. 

Currently, he works as a manager of data and analysis for Gap, Inc. In his free time, Councilmember Boultinghouse enjoys spending time with his young son Gerard and his wife Helen. He is always looking to engage Ward 1’s diverse population, especially its Spanish speakers, and is always happy to hear the community’s ideas.

Mission Magazine Cover January 2024

Trent Boultinghouse

Ward I
Term: 12/23 – 12/27


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