Passion . Experience . Servant Leadership
LeEtta and Jib, her husband of 33 years, along with their four children Abby, Michael, Annabelle and Gabe, have called Olathe their home for over 23 years. All four children attended Olathe Public Schools for their entire K-12 journey.
The family attends College Church of the Nazarene.
Jib's parents, David and Sandy Felter have lived in Johnson County for many years. Dave and Linda McClung, LeEtta's parents, have always love Olathe and finally moved to Olathe a few years ago from Seattle, WA.
The kids love having their grandparents close by and such a vital part of their lives.
The Felter Family
Gabe, Annabelle, Jib, LeEtta, Abby and
LeEtta and Jib Felter
33 years of marriage and they still adore
This photo was taken in April 2021 at the wedding of their daughter Abby to Aaron.
Jib and LeEtta met in Anaheim, CA in 1985
at a General Assembly
of the Church of the Nazarene.
The Felter and McClung Families
at the April 2021 wedding of Abby & Aaron Kovalcik at Big Cedar Lodge.
Left to right: Michael, David, Jib, Sandy, LeEtta,
Abby, Aaron, Annabelle, Gabe, Linda, and David McClung.
LeEtta is currently studying to earn a Doctorate of Education
in Administration and Leadership (Ed.D),
Southern Nazarene University
Master of Business Administration (MBA), Baker University
Bachelor of Business Administration, Southern Nazarene University
Entrepreneurs at heart, Jib and LeEtta moved their family to Olathe in 1997 and began Olathe Truck & Equipment in a small dealership lot they rented off of Santa Fe. With a 3-week-old infant, and a 2-year-old toddler in tow LeEtta managed the office and lot while Jib would attend auctions, inventory, and all of the various details involved in starting a business. Founding their business on ethical principles, exceptional customer service, and value for the customer, together the Felters worked hard to develop their new business in Olathe. Within a year they outgrew the small lot on Santa Fe and decided to invest in a building of their own and ended up purchasing what would be their primary business location off of Rogers Road in Olathe, adding MidWest Truck Sales to their business. Over the next 18 years the Felters grew their business into a successful organization that had seven truck and equipment dealerships, located in five states, with over 260 employees on average. When a large company offered to buy the Felter’s business, they sold and then branched off into other areas of interest ranging from ranching/farming to commercial real estate, developing, and building. LeEtta is the Vice President of AAG Investments where her responsibilities include strategic planning, administration, managing human capital, marketing and communications, technology & purchasing.
From truck & equipment dealerships,
to farming/ranching, and now developing and building beautiful homes in Olathe, the Felters are invested, add value, and provide jobs in our community.
Felter’s high energy level and inquisitive nature have cultivated her passion for hiking, adventure, and world exploring. Her motto for her adventures is: You can do hard things! LeEtta lives by this motto and encourages others to develop grit and
determination to reach their goals.
While LeEtta enjoys her day job, her real passion is public service
and investing in the lives of others.
A LIFE DEDICATED TO OTHERS...
Olathe Public Schools Board of Education (2011-current)
Kansas Children's Cabinet & Trust Fund Board (currently serving, second 4-year term)
Founder of Masks of Mercy 2020
Cathedral Builder Award Recipient for work with Masks of Mercy 2021
Olathe 2040: Future Ready Advisory Board Member
Mercy Board, College Church of the Nazarene - current
Patriotic Civilian Service Award from the US Army 2011
Leadership Olathe class of 2016
Olathe Public Schools Foundation 2015-2018
JoCo Suicide Prevention Coalition 2013-current
Kansas Association of School Boards
National Association of School Boards
JoCo Leadership Academy 2017
Co-founder Olathe Loves Oklahoma 2013
Olathe Head Start Policy Council 2011-2014
Olathe Professional Firefighters Outreach Board 2020-current
Patriot Guard Rider 2012-current
Selective Service Board 2013-current
Community Organizer for Stand for Spencer 2011
Community Organizer for Community4Cale 2012
College Age Leadership Team College Church of the Nazarene
Graduate of Avila’s Women’s Leadership Institute 1997
Stand for Spencer, to honor our local fallen hero Spc. Spencer C. Duncan (2011) and Community4Cale, to honor our local fallen hero PFC Cale Miller (2012) were among the most meaningful leadership experiences for Felter. Honoring these two Olatheans
in this manner changed LeEtta's life and earned her the coveted
Patriotic Civilian Service Award from the U.S. Army.
(Left) LeEtta and friends supporting
the Spencer C. Duncan
Make It Count Foundation in their annual 5K. Felter encourages you to Make It Count Today! https://makeitcounttoday.org
For over a decade Felter has organized Thanksgiving Feasts for the most vulnerable families in Olathe. Pictured left is Felter delivering feasts to Olathe's Head Start.
LeEtta founded Masks of Mercy in March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Pictured here: LeEtta, Deb Clegg, Marilyn Kirk and Dianne Tebben
Mayor John Bacon presenting the 2020 City of Olathe Cathedral Builder Award to LeEtta Felter, founder of Masks of Mercy and Dr. John Fales, Olathe based pediatric dentist and Masks of Mercy Board Member. Masks of Mercy organized local volunteers to make fabric barrier masks during the height of the pandemic. With amazing volunteers Masks of Mercy has donated over 40,000 masks to our community and beyond.
Felter featured in the KC Independent February 2021, for her philanthropic work through
Masks of Mercy
In 2013, LeEtta and Abby Felter organized Olathe Loves Oklahoma after the devastating tornado hit Moore, OK. They filled over three 25 foot box trucks with supplies donated by our community and provided prompt relief to Oklahoma.
EXPERIENCE: Olathe Public Schools Board of Education
LeEtta is the longest serving current member of the Olathe Public Schools Board of Education, presently serving in her third elected 4-year term on the BOE. Felter was elected by fellow board members as the president of the Board of Education in 2014-2015, and served as vice president 2013-2014.
Our former mayor, the beloved Mayor Michael Copeland, famously said: “We don’t have mountains, or beaches, but we have the best public schools around!” Felter agrees with that sentiment and believes that our public schools are a critical piece of the success puzzle for Olathe. The Olathe School District is the second largest school district in Kansas, and the largest school district in Johnson County, with just under 30,000 students and over 4,800 employees. OSD has a diverse student population with 27% on average receiving free and reduced lunch, 10 title 1 schools, over 400 students living in homelessness, and students that speak over 83 languages. Felter’s steady hand of leadership serving on the board of education for Olathe Public Schools over the years has been an asset to our community. As a member of the Teaching & Learning Committee Felter is committed to the success of all students being prepared for their future and has been instrumental in the expansion of opportunities through 21st Century Academies, and prioritizing Market Value Assets: college credit opportunities, industry certifications, entrepreneurial experience, and internships. Preparing our students for successful post-secondary training.