Felter
Olathe
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LeEtta Felter
Passion .  Experience .  Servant Leadership

FAMILY

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.  

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The Felter Family

Gabe, Annabelle, Jib, LeEtta, Abby and

Michael Felter

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LeEtta and Jib Felter

33 years of marriage and they still adore

each other.  

This photo was taken in April 2021 at the wedding of their daughter Abby to Aaron.

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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.

EDUCATION

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

BUSINESS

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.  

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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.

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INTERESTS

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.  

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You Can
Do
Hard 

Things!

SERVANT LEADERSHIP

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

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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.  

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(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

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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.   

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