Ward I: Trent Boultinghouse
Councilmember Trent Boultinghouse was elected in November 2019, to represent Ward 1, on the Mission City Council and currently serves as Chair of the Finance and Administration Committee. 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. His thesis studied Brazilian governmental programs to reduce poverty. Once he left Brazil, he moved to Mission and has lived here ever since.
Currently, he works as a manager for data analysis and reporting for a legal services firm in Kansas City, Kansas.
In his free time, Councilmember Boultinghouse enjoys reading, visiting local Mission businesses, and spending time with his wife, Helen Mubarak Boultinghouse, and their friends and family. 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.