Councilmember Garrett Mellott was most recently appointed to the City Council by Mayor John "Tiny" McTaggart to serve the remainder of Councilmember Craig Crider's term, who resigned his position effective April 11, 2016. The term will last until November 2020 following an election in November of 2019.
Councilmember Mellott has been a member of the Association of Career and Technical Educaton since 1977. He was an Automotive Technology instructor for the Kansas City School District since that time as well. His most recent term as a City Councilmember was from 2011 until 2015 and before that he served from 1993 until 2001, during which time he served as Council President twice. He received the Edwardsville Community Services Award from the Bonner Springs Edwardsville Area Chamber of commere in 1995 and was a two term president of the Bonner Springs High School Booster Club.
Mr. Mellott attended Emporia State Univeristy, University of Missouri and Penn Valley Community College and attained lifetime vocational teaching certifications in Automotive Technology, Diesel Mechanics, and Cooperative Education.
Mr. Mellott also served five years on the Edwardsville Planning Commission between 1988 and 1993 including three years as Chairman. He was involved in the development of the Edwardsville Community Center, the original implementation of the Public Works Department, and preliminary planning for the Midpoint Center at 94th & Woodend Rd.
Personal Interests & Family
Mr. Mellott was born in Kansas City, KS and is a lifetime resident of Edwardsville. He is married to Jonetta Mellott and has two sons, Daniel and his wife Anastasia, and Geoff and his wife Allison. He has trww grandsons, Jack, Hayes, and Nikolas. His family has roots in Edwardsville going back 100 years.