Patty Gentrup has been in direct service or as a consultant for local governments for 25 years, including six years as a city administrator. She is a skilled facilitator, working with governing bodies and other organizations to develop their vision, mission, and goals. She also has extensive experience in managing public engagement processes, ranging from community strategic planning to infrastructure development to neighborhood plans. Patty has a bachelor's degree in journalism and a masters in public administration, both from the University of Kansas. Patty and her husband Gene own i9 Sports in Kansas City's Northland and have two daughters, Meg and Abigail.