Mission, Kan. – Kansas native Trent Boultinghouse filed his candidacy March 27 to represent Ward 1 on the Mission City Council.
“We need council members who ensure our government works toward progress, tolerance, and sustainability,” Boultinghouse said. “I will work to give all residents of Ward 1 – from the empty nesters to the young professionals – a seat at the table.”
Born and raised in southeast Kansas, Boultinghouse has lived in Mission for the past four years, and currently works as a data analyst at Epiq Global, Inc. in Kansas City.
“I love Mission because it combines the comforts of a small town with the luxuries of a destination in the big-city KC metro,” Boultinghouse said. “If elected, I would work to attract economic development that honors the spirit of this community.”
He said he would continue to improve the lives of Mission residents, citing the city’s recent curbside tree limb removal program and last year’s passage of a non-discrimination ordinance as examples of effective governance.
As a city council member for Ward 1, Boultinghouse plans to focus on making Mission more pedestrian-friendly for its residents, and to promote sustainability city-wide through better sidewalks and bike lanes.
“We have a lot of renters here in Ward 1,” he said. “I will support investments in our public spaces that would encourage renters to put down roots in Mission and become long-term residents.”
Boultinghouse is an alumnus of the University of Kansas. He worked at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and received his master’s degree in International Relations from the University of São Paulo in Brazil before returning to Kansas. He speaks both Spanish and Portuguese. He is married to Helen Boultinghouse, digital marketing manager at Grundfos.