Monday, September 10, 2012

BPU Ethics Commission welcomes three new members

News Release:
The Kansas City Board of Public Utilities (BPU) recently approved three local residents to serve on the utility’s Ethics Commission. The Board made the appointments based on an independent selection committee.

The purpose of the Ethics Commission is to ensure proper implementation of BPU’s code of ethics and act as the policy-setting body for ethics issues at the utility.

Those appointed to the Ethics Commission, all residents of Kansas City, KS are:

Rashanda Rhodes is currently an economics teacher at Sumner Academy of Arts & Science and has been honored as “Secondary teacher of the year by USD 500 as well as Kansas State PTA and KCK Rotary Club as an “Educator of the Year”.

Shedreese Colding-Scott is currently the Director of Field Experiences and Assistant Professor in the Undergraduate School of Education at Baker University.

Scott brings a wealth of education and business experience to the Commission.

John Zawacki served in a variety roles over a 44 year career with the Union Pacific Railroad. While working at the railroad, he held various positions in the local labor union. 

Since retiring he has been very involved in local public service work and served as an Ethics Commissioner for the Unified Government for 4 years

Other members on the Commission are William Maher and Cynthia M. Smith with Michael W. Manske serving as the BPU Ethics Administrator.

The Board also elected William Maher to serve as Chairmen of the Ethics Commission.

The Ethics Commission generally meets the third Thursday of each month in Conference Room A of the West Wyandotte Public Library.