|Name||John A. Sharp|
Kansas City, Missouri , United States
|| February 13, 1944
Feb 04, 2011 06:30pm
|Info||John A. Sharp was elected to the 6th District seat on the City of Kansas City, Mo., City Council, which covers south Kansas City. He has been appointed to the Public Safety and Neighborhoods Committee and the Plans and Zoning Committee of the City Council. |
John previously served five terms in the Missouri House of Representatives, representing the Ruskin/Hickman Mills area, and two terms on the City Council from the 6th District. He was elected in 2004 to the Hickman Mills Board of Education for a term that expired this April, and served an earlier term on the Board from 1991 to 1994.
John has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kansas with a double major in political science and journalism and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City with an emphasis in urban administration. He retired in 2003 as Executive Director of MAST (Metropolitan Ambulance Services Trust) after serving 12 years in that position.
A homeowner in the Avalon View neighborhood and 40-year resident of South Kansas City, John has a son, Mark Sharp, who is a 2004 graduate of Hickman Mills High School and a junior business student and varsity baseball player at Clark Atlanta University, an NCAA Division II school in Atlanta, GA. His stepdaughter, Candice Richie, a 1996 graduate of Hickman Mills High School, is deceased.
John is Program Director and a Board Member of the Multiracial Family Circle, a Board Member of the Ruskin Neighborhoods Community Development Corporation, and a former Board Member of the Urban League of Greater Kansas City and the Hickman Mills Educational Foundation. He is a Founding Sponsor of the Martin Luther King Jr., National Memorial Foundation. He is active in a host of civic and community organizations and is a member of Community Christian Church.
John is a member of the following organizations: Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey, Kansas City Sports Commission, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Regional Transit Alliance, Kansas City, Mo., Branch of the NAACP, Southside Optimist Club, South Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, Rockhurst University Honorary Directors Association, Midwest Center for Holocaust Education, Southern Poverty Law Center