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Carl Gerlach was elected Mayor of Overland Park in April 2005 and re-elected in 2009 and 2013. He served on the City Council from 1995 to 2005 as a representative of Ward 3. While on the Council, Carl served as Council President in 2003-2004, and as Chair of the Community Development and Finance, Administration and Economic Development committees.
In the past Carl has served on the Friends of Johnson County Developmental Supports board, along with the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce board of directors. Carl also currently serves on the board of the Overland Park Economic Development Council, the Overland Park Chamber of Commerce, and the Overland Park Convention and Visitors Bureau. He is also a past member of the Kansas State School of Leadership Studies Advancement Council, the Bi-state Commission, and currently serves on the League of Kansas Municipalities Governing Body as a past president.
Carl is married to Jill, and they have three children – Chris, Jennifer and Katie. He is the Vice President of Marketing for a major screen printing company in the promotional products industry. Carl recently served as the chairman of the Promotional Products Association International Board of Directors. An Eagle Scout and graduate of Shawnee Mission South High School, Carl received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Kansas State University while also being a four-year letterman playing basketball.