Board Treasurer: Matt Pepper

Matt Pepper

7302 NW 73rd Street
Kansas City, MO 64152
(816) 590-5127

Term of Office: 2013-2018

About Me:

I grew up in this community and am proud to be a 2005 graduate of Park Hill High School.

Education has always been important to me. After graduating from Park Hill, I attended the University of Missouri, where I received my bachelor’s degree in business administration. Using college credit hours earned during high school, I was also able to earn minors in political science and leadership/public service. As I started my career in real estate, I also attended night classes at the University of Missouri-Kansas City,where I earned my master’s degree in business administration.

Currently, I'm a commercial real estate manager with DTZ (formerly Cassidy Turley), where I oversee daily operations and management for retail and office buildings in Kansas City and surrounding areas. I have earned the Certified Property Manager (CPM) designation from the Institute of Real Estate Manager.

Prior to serving on the board, I worked as a part-time contributor for the Platte County Citizen,where I covered southern Platte County and, more particularly, the Park Hill School District. Each year, I also organize several events involving alumni, which raise money for student scholarships in the district.

The Best Thing About the Park Hill Schools:

The best thing about Park Hill is all the different stakeholders who value the high quality education our district provides. Our families, our staff, the business community and of course our students all contribute to the district’s success. It is a sense of collective purpose that allows us to always be finding ways to continuously improve.

The Most Rewarding Experience as a Member of the Board:

Representing our school district in our community is such an honor. Sharing all the great achievements of our students and staff as well as the opportunities ahead of us is something I take great pride in and look forward to on a regular basis.

Critical Issues Facing Park Hill:

Our district needs to continue to strive for excellence and make strides forward, particularly in terms of safety, technology and career readiness. With future funding from the federal and state levels uncertain, it is important we are responsible with taxpayer money in accomplishing these goals. As a board, building a strong and transparent relationship with the community is always important in maintaining the public trust.