Meet the Commission
Mayor Bill Young was born and raised in Kansas where he spent the majority of his childhood moving around the state. His family finally settled in El Dorado his junior year of high school. After graduating at El Dorado High, he attended both Butler Community College and Wichita State University, majoring in business.
Bill started his career at the young age of 20 in the technology field and worked for an international consulting company for seven years.
In 1997, he married his wife, Dacia. They welcomed their daughter Annalise to the world in October of 2000. For the last eighteen years Bill has passionately enjoyed coaching recreational sports for children, especially his daughter's softball team.
Originally, Bill was hired as the Chief Information Security Officer because of his extensive background in cyber security and experience as a policy consultant at Butler Community College. Two years ago, he was appointed as the Vice President of Digital Transformation and is currently the Chief Information officer at the college.
An important part of Bill's childhood was giving back to others and the community. Inspired by that, Bill has served on the Planning Commission, the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, was EHS Athletic Booster Club President and was a member of the City Commission 4 years ago.
The Young family enjoys hunting, fishing, traveling and catching a football or baseball game when they have time.
Commissioner Matt Guthrie was elected in 2017, and began his first term in January of 2018.
Born in Wurzburg, Germany, Matt’s journey led him to El Dorado at the beginning of his 7th grade year. Matthew completed his High School education at El Dorado High School, and is proud to be a member of the 1993 EHS Wildcats.
Throughout high school Matt was already training in his lifelong career, working with his Father at Watson Glass. Matt spent 30 years in the commercial glazing business working in large markets such as Chicago, Detroit, New York and Miami; eventually owning his own commercial glass installation company in Oklahoma. Matt is currently Branch Manager of Herc Rentals (El Dorado).
Aging parents brought the Guthrie’s back to Kansas in 2013. El Dorado was the first and only choice for the family and Matt was able to reconnect with many lifelong friends. Matt’s public service since moving home includes serving on the Tree Board, Parks and Rec, and CTC Boards for the City of El Dorado.
Matt’s free time in spent with his wife of 14 years, his daughters, and the best grandson in the world. Matt is an obsessive comic book reader, collector and fan. He is also one of the founding members of the “Thursday night Beer Klatch” group, and enjoys college sports and professional sports, especially football.
Commissioner Greggory B. Lewis (Gregg) was elected to his first term of office April, 2015. He currently serves as the Vice Mayor in 2018 and serves as a representative of the city on El Dorado Inc., the El Dorado Inc. Housing Committee, as well as a Member of the EFABC Board, and the K254 Advisory Board. Commissioner Lewis is also an active member of the Holly Frontier CAP Board and has served on the Planning Commission and was a past board member of the Partners in Education Foundation. Commissioner Lewis graduated from Butler Co. Community College with an Associates of Science degree and Friends University in Wichita with a Bachelor of Science degree. He moved to El Dorado when he married his wife Loresa Duncan, 23 years ago and they have one son and daughter-in-law; David and his wife Nikki of El Dorado and one daughter and son-in-law; Alecia and her husband Bryson Schwartz of Colorado Springs, Co. and two grandsons Quinton ad Callen of El Dorado. He is a member of the First Christian Church where he has served in the past as Deacon and Elder. Commissioner Lewis is currently the Plant Manager at Ergon Asphalt and Emulsions, an Asphalt Emulsions Plant, where he has been employed for 23 years. He is an avid Kansas City Chiefs and Chicago Cubs fan, he and his wife travel often to watch games.
Commissioner Nick Badwey is serving his third term in public office, he was elected first in April, 2009 and then again in April, 2013. He served as Vice-Mayor in 2012 and again in 2015. He currently serves on the Prairie Trails Advisory Board as an ex-officio, and has served on the Arena Committee and the County’s Solid Waste Management Committee as a representative of the City of El Dorado. Commissioner Badwey is a lifelong resident of El Dorado, he has been married tohis wife for 35 years, and they have two daughters and welcomed a grandson in 2016. Commissioner Badwey works for C-Tech, he is a licensed electrician, is an active member of Trinity Episcopal Church and an avid reader.
Commissioner Kendra Wilkinson was elected to the City Commission in April, 2015 and is serving her first term in public office. Commissioner Wilkinson has previously served on several committees for the City including El Dorado Inc., Sales TaxAdvisory Committee, and the Convention and Visitors Bureau. She currently serves as an ex-officio on the Airport Advisory Board, Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Parks/Recreation Advisory Board. Commissioner Wilkinson has lived in the city her entire life and is a fourth generation El Doradoan. Along with her family, she owns and operates many businesses in El Dorado, including an antique/retro/collectibles shop called Two Vintage Sisters which she runs with her sister. Commissioner Wilkinson has a Master of Education from Emporia State University and is a retired educator. She taught accounting and computers for forty years and at the conclusion of her teaching career, served as Director of Public Relations/Publications for USD 375 for an additional six years. Commissioner Wilkinson has two children and three grandchildren. She spends her spare time with them as well as being an active member and volunteer at the First Presbyterian Church.