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Phone: 913-573-5040
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Brian McKiernan
District 2

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Elected to position in 2011



Date of Birth: June 13, 1956
Marital Status: Married
Immediate Family: Wife, Patty; Children - Maureen, Kelly and Peter



Graduate of Bishop Ward High School, 1974
Attended Donnelly College, 1974-1976
B.S., Journalism, University of Kansas, 1978
Attended Kansas City, Kansas Community College, 1981-1983
B.S., Physical Therapy, University of Kansas Medical Center, 1985
Ph.D., Physiology, University of Kansas Medical Center, 1998



Self-employed voiceover artist
Adjunct University Professor 

Civic Activities:


Commissioner, District 2, Unified Government – Wyandotte County / Kansas City, Kansas 

  • Neighborhood & Community Development Standing Committee 
    (April 2011 - present; Chair, April 2013 - present)
  • B.S. 
    (April 2011 - present; Chair, April 2013 - present) 
  • Unified Government Employee Benefit Committee
    (Commission representative, April 2013 - present)
  • Neighborhood Housing Taskforce 
    (Commission representative, June 2012 - present) 
  • KC Digital Drive Advisory Board
    (Unified Government representative)
  • Advisory Panel - Unified Government/Hollywood Casino Fund
    (Commission representative) 
  • Board of Directors, Wyandotte Economic Development Council
    (Unified Government representative, April 2013 - present)
  • Board of Directors, KCK Convention and Visitors Bureau
    (Unified Government representative, April 2013 - present) 
  • Board of Directors, Mid-America Regional Council
    (Unified Government representative)
  • Budget & Personnel Committee, Mid-America Regional Council
    (Unified Government representative)
  • Regional Transit Coordinating Council (MARC)
    (Kansas City metro area – Unified Government representative; Kansas co-chair, June 2014 - present) 
  • Jail Population Committee 
    (Wyandotte County – Unified Government representative) 
  • Healthy Communities Wyandotte Steering Committee 
    (Commission representative)

Cantor and member, Cathedral of St. Peter parish contemporary music group. 2000 – present.

Game P.A. announcer, Bishop Ward High School: baseball; football; boys soccer; boys basketball; girls basketball. 1997 - present

Volunteer reader. Audio Reader (radio reading service for the blind and print-disabled), Lawrence, KS. 2006 – present

Master of Ceremonies, “Go OnWard” annual fundraising auction, Bishop Ward High School. 2008 - present

Master of Ceremonies, “Hall of Fame Induction Dinner & Celebration”, Bishop Ward High School. 2008- present

Master of Ceremonies, “Evening Under the Stars”, Community Housing of Wyandotte County. 2010

Master of Ceremonies. “Evening Under the Stars” (centennial celebration weekend), Rockhurst University. 2010

Master of Ceremonies, “Center Circle Award Ceremony”, Community Housing of Wyandotte County. 2012-present

Master of Ceremonies, “A Taste of KCK”, Resurrection Catholic School at the Cathedral. 2014-present





   Outstanding Physical Therapy Faculty, Rockhurst University. 2007, 2011, 2013, 2014

High School P.A. Announcer of the Year, National Association of Sports Public Address Announcers. 2011

Outstanding Physical Therapy Faculty, University of Kansas Medical Center. 1991, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2002

Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Classroom Teaching, University of Kansas. 2000

Distinguished Service Award, Kansas Physical Therapy Association. 1998

Stata Norton Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Kansas Medical Center. 1995

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