Jan 05, 2024 12:00 PM
Parkville Mayor Dean Katerndahl - Speaker
Mayor Dean Katerndahl with city activites

Dean is former director of development for Kansas City, Kansas and then director of the Government Innovations Forum for the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC), the regional council of governments. He retired from MARC in 2015, but continued to do consulting work. Dean served on the Parkville Planning Commission from 2006 until 2022 and most of that time was chair of the Commission. In 2022 Dean was elected Mayor of Parkville.

Dean lives on Main Street with his wife, Marcia, and his dog, Baxter. Their son is a research scientist with Washington University Medical Center in St Louis. Dean has a Bachelors Degree in Physics, a Masters in Nuclear Engineering, and his PhD in Urban Sociology.