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Gordon CriswellGordon Criswell was appointed Assistant County Administrator for the Unified Government of Wyandotte County, Kansas City, Kansas in February of 2007. His direct reports consist of the following departments;

  • Aging Services
  • Community Corrections
  • County Coroner's Office
  • Human Services
  •  Public Transportation
  • Public Safety Business Office
  • Community Development

Mr. Criswell has over 28 years of progressively increasing responsibility in state and local government management and administration in addition to spending 15 years in the Non-Profit arena as a licensed Clincal Social Worker.

Mr. Criswell holds Master's Degrees from the Kansas University in both Social Welfare and Public Administration. He completed the NFBPA Mentor/Protege Program in 1990. He also completed the highly competitive Kansas Governor's Fellowship in Public Administration. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville where he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Cultural Anthropology and Sociology. He also completed the Community Leadership Initiative Training through the Kansas Health Foundation.

He currently serves on the board of directors of several organizations including the local Kansas/Missouri Chapter of NFBPA, Wyandotte County United Way and the Bethel Neighborhood Center. His civic interests include leadership development, the arts and access to primarily health care services. 

Gordon is married with one adult child. In his spare time, he enjoys listening to Jazz, reading and fly fishing. 

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Address Hours Gordon Criswell Phone Numbers
City Hall 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Assistant CA P: (913) 573-5030
701 N. 7th Street Monday - Friday Email F: (913) 573-5540
9th Floor      
Kansas City, KS      

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