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John Speer


work:  316.744.9287
cell: 316.619.4779
ATTN: Mayor Speer
PO Box 88

Kechi, KS 67067


  • Spokesperson for the city
  • Political leader
  • Presiding officer at the governing body meetings


  • Recognizes speakers
  • Ensures that the meetings are well planned, that the business is considered in an orderly and expeditious manner, and that the meeting rules are respected
  • Helps communicate the governing body's priorities and vision


About John

  • Kechi resident since 2000
  • Teacher with USD 262 from 2007-2017
  • 35 plus years as “John Boy” with KFDI and KEYN radio.
  • Lifelong Kansas resident, born in Wichita, KS in 1952
  • John is a former Cub Scout leader and Big Brother and has been involved in many community activities in the Wichita area over his career.
  • John has an easygoing leadership style with a strong emphasis on being a “connector” of people.
  • John and his wife Pattie have five children and seven grandkids. They are active members of New Spring Church.


    Former Mayors

    Robert StephensH.D. SholtusW.E. Bob Conklin

    Robert Stephens           H.D. Sholtus           W.E. "Bob" Conklin

    1957 to 1963               1963 to 1967              1967 to 1969

    Lawrence Baird

    Dudley Emmons             Lawrence Baird              Gary Koch

    April to September 1969        1969 to 1977         April to October 1977

    Andrew HarknessWalter NewtonNaomi Fultz

    Andrew Harkness         Walter Newton           Naomi Fultz

    1977 to 1981                1981 to 1986             1986 to 1993

    Robert Jackson      Ed Parker

    2009 to 2013          1993 to 2009; 2013 to 2018

    5.8mph North