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 24 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
Jib and LeEtta met in
Anaheim, CA in 1985
at a General Assembly
of the Church of the Nazarene.
LeEtta and Jib Felter
34 years of marriage and they still adore
This photo was taken in April 2021 at the wedding of their daughter Abby to Aaron.
The Felter and McClung Families
at the April 2021 wedding of Abby & Aaron Kovalcik.
Left to right: Michael, David, Jib, Sandy, LeEtta,
Abby, Aaron, Annabelle, Gabe, Linda, and David McClung.
LeEtta will graduate in May '24 with 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.
LeEtta'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 City Council, Ward 3 (2021-current)
Kansas Children's Cabinet & Trust Fund Board (2014-current)
Appointed by Governor Sam Brownback in 2014
Appointed by Governor Jeff Colyer in 2018
Appointed by Governor Laura Kelly 2022
MidAmerica Nazarene University, Board of Trustees (2021-current)
Olathe Public Schools Board of Education (2011-March 2023)
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
Founder of Masks of Mercy (2020)
Cathedral Builder Award Recipient for work with Masks of Mercy (2021)
Olathe 2040: Future Ready Advisory Board Member (2018-2019)
Mercy Board, College Church of the Nazarene (2020-2022)
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 (2011-2023)
National Association of School Boards (2011-2023)
Johnson County Leadership Academy (2017)
Co-founder Olathe Loves Oklahoma (2013)
Olathe Head Start Policy Council (2011-2014)
Olathe Chamber of Commerce (2011-current)
League of Kansas Municipalities (2021-current)
National League of Cities (2021-current)
Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City (2019-current)
Olathe Professional Firefighters Outreach Board (2020-2022)
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 (2018-2021)
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
Recipients of the 2020 City of Olathe Cathedral Builder Award for work with Masks of Mercy: LeEtta Felter, founder, 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 recently (March 2023) resigned as the longest serving current member of the Olathe Public Schools Board of Education. Felter was elected by fellow board members as the president of the Board of Education in 2014-2015, and served as vice
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.