Michael Copeland is now serving his fifth term as City of Olathe Mayor.
- Mayor Copeland is the 58th and longest-serving Olathe Mayor.
- He was first elected Mayor in April 2001.
- He served as At-Large Councilmember and Mayor Pro Tem from April 1995 to April 2001.
- He was first elected to the Olathe City Council as Ward 4 Councilmember in 1993.
Mayor Copeland currently represents the City of Olathe with the following organizations:
- Boy Scouts of America Iron Horse Honorary District Committee
- Johnson and Wyandotte Counties Council of Mayors, Past Chairman
- Johnson County Community College Foundation Board
- Johnson County Education Research Triangle Authority
- KVC Health Systems, Inc. Board
- Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund, Honorary Chairman
- Olathe Chamber of Commerce Board
- Union Station Kansas City Board
Mayor Copeland has previously represented the City of Olathe with the following organizations:
- Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Board
- KC SmartPort Board
Mayor Copeland has been recognized in several areas of community service:
Promoting equal opportunities and fostering understanding and appreciation among diverse groups in our community:
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Award, Olathe Branch of the NAACP, 2011
- Chairman’s Award, Olathe Human Relations Commission, 2010
Promoting children’s literacy:
- Daily Points of Light Award, 2007
- Friends of Education Award, Confidence in Kansas Public Education Task Force, 2007
Advocating for our military:
- Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award, 2006
Supporting youth and families:
- Citizen of the Year, KidsTLC, 2005
- Community Partner Award, KVC Health Systems, Inc., 2005
- Distinguished Community Service Award, MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, 2009
- Alumnus of the Year, MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, 2009
- Citizen of the Year, Olathe Chamber of Commerce, 2007
- Graduate, Leadership Olathe, 1994
Goals for Olathe
- Ensure that Olathe remains nationally-recognized as one of America's best places to live.
- Direct City resources toward our citizens' top priorities, such as traffic improvement projects and public safety.
- Ensure that the City is forward thinking and taking a strategic approach to quality planning for our future.
- Keep Olathe government open and accessible for our citizens.
- Broaden our community's tax base, with a focus on knowledge-based jobs for our information-age, global economy.
Mike is employed at the Bank of Blue Valley as Olathe Market President.
Mike and his wife Maria live in Olathe with their two daughters, Olivia and Abigail, and their son, Joshua.