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Personal Biography Kansas City Native and Aunt to two nephews and one niece
Campaign Phone (816) 398-5645
Education -American Water Works Association: Public Water Official Certification -Executive M.B.A. Washington University in St. Louis -B.A. Marquette University: International Affairs and Spanish for the Professions
Community/Public Service Past Community Board Leadership: -Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City -Rediscover Mental Health Foundation Chair: ECO Council for the Metro KC Climate Action Coalition Current Member: -Sierra Club -American Water Works Association -Women's Political Caucus of Greater Kansas City
Champaign Phone (816) 398-5645
1: Good governance on the WaterOne Board: • Good governance should include the public voice in decision making, • Transparency of water quality and quantity issues, • Responsiveness to serve stakeholders, • Effectiveness and efficiency with policy-making and budget approvals.

2: Consistent infrastructure renewal: • The ongoing process of filtration, treatment, delivery of water, and replacement of old infrastructure needs to continue to be a focus for WaterOne. WaterOne also needs to continue to offer state of the art tools and resources to keep our water clean.

3: Community communication programs: • Last year was the first year WaterOne increased work with their public relations efforts. Because of climate change and the impacts it has on our water quality and quantity, we need to increase communications for water usage and conservation within our community. This will in turn help to keep prices low.
• I am the only candidate who is a Certified Public Water Official by the American Water Works Association. • I am experienced with community board leadership. • I am a Community Health Executive for Cerner Corporation where public health initiatives are integral to the work I do every day. • My Executive M.B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis supports my ability to review budget and management decisions.
Personal Biography Former Oklahoma State University, County Extension Agent. Former Senior Sales Representative, Agricultural Chemicals, BASF Corporation. Former Supplier Diversity Specialist, Supply Chain Management, Sprint. Membership: Johnson County NAACP, Masonic Lodge # 74, and Life Member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Campaign Phone (913) 764-0781
Campaign Email ullysesw@gmail.com
Education Bachelor of Science, Agriculture Economics Langston University
Community/Public Service On May 23, 2019 I was reappointed to the Johnson County Community Corrections Advisory Board and was ratified by the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners. I served on the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at Kansas City Clinical Oncology, (Baptist Medical Center). I served as the Chairman of the National Participant Advisory Board for the Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trail (SELECT) conducted by the Southwest Oncology Group, and funded by the National Cancer Institute.
Web Site facebook.com/ullyseswrightcandidate
Champaign Phone (913) 544-8386
1. Having clean safe drinking water, and being a good steward is all our responsibility, I will work to encourage the public to be good stewards of our water sources. WaterOne has dual water sources the Kansas River and the Missouri River. 2. I will work to ensure the Water District continue to provide high quality drinking water to the customers of WaterOne. 3. I will work to ensure the critical infrastructure such as fire hydrants are in place, and inspected annually as the Water District customer base continue to grow.
I am a graduate of Langston University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Agriculture Economics which includes several college credits of chemistry, while working as an Oklahoma State University County Extension Agent, I served on a committee studying the water table of the Ogallala Aquifer located beneath the Great Plains in the United States. Also as a Senior Sales Representative for BASF Corporation in the state of Kansas I promoted conservation practices that reduced chemical runoff into the streams and waterways. On May 23, 2019 I was reappointed to the Johnson County Community Corrections Advisory Board and was ratified by the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners. I served on the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at Kansas City Clinical Oncology, (Baptist Medical Center). I served as the Chairman of the National Participant Advisory Board for the Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trail (SELECT) conducted by the Southwest Oncology Group.