KANSAS LOTTERY COMMISSION

The Kansas Lottery Commission holds monthly meetings at lottery headquarters in Topeka. The five commissioners are appointed by the governor to serve alternating four-year terms. The commission consults with and advises the Executive Director in establishing policy, approving major contracts, rules and regulations for lottery games and promotions, and approving the annual budget.

Kansas Lottery Commission Meeting Information

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James Washington, Basehor
Term: July 1, 2013 to January 15, 2017

Commissioner James Washington of Basehor is currently employed as an Army contractor with Northrup Grumman Technical Services. He is a 30-year veteran of the Kansas Army National Guard and a retired Lieutenant Colonel. Washington has also held several marketing, manufacturing and management roles in the private sector; and has served on the city planning commission in Basehor, as well as the city council. He has been married to wife Carol for more than 40 years. They have four children and eight grandchildren. He was appointed Lottery Commissioner in 2013 by Governor Sam Brownback.

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Carl Gerlach, Overland Park, COMMISSION CHAIRMAN
Term: June 1, 2011 to March 15, 2015

Commissioner Carl Gerlach is the Director of Marketing of Gill Studios in Lenexa, a printing and promotional products industry manufacturer.  Carl has also served as Mayor of Overland Park since 2005, and is active serving on the Economic Development Council, the Chamber of Commerce, the Convention and Visitors Bureau and the League of Kansas Municipalities. Carl is married to Jill and they have three children.  He graduated from Kansas State University in Business while also playing basketball.  Gerlach was appointed to the Kansas Lottery Commission in 2011 by Governor Sam Brownback.

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Catherine Moyer, Ulysses
Term: Sept. 1, 2011 to March 15, 2015

Commissioner Catherine Moyer is the General Manager and CEO for Pioneer Communications, a telephone and communications company that serves residents and businesses across southwestern Kansas.  She is the immediate past chairman and currently serves on the board of directors of the Organization for the Promotion and Advancement of Small Telecommunications Companies (OPASTCO), a national trade association.  She also serves on the CoBank, ACB, board of directors, and is on the Telcom Insurance Group board of directors. Catherine holds a bachelor's degree from Middlebury College and a law degree from Washburn University.  She resides in Ulysses with her husband, Kevin. She was appointed to the Commission in 2011 by Governor Sam Brownback.

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Tom Roberts, Kansas City, Kan.
Term: July 1, 2013 to March 15, 2017

Commissioner Tom G. Roberts of Kansas City, Kan., retired as the Clerk of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kan., after more than 34 years in local government. He received his undergraduate and master's degrees from Wichita State University. He is past president of the City Clerks and Municipal Finance Officers Association of Kansas, as well as the 10,000-member International Institute of Municipal Clerks. Roberts was appointed to the Kansas Lottery Commission in 2011 by Governor Sam Brownback and reappointed in 2013.

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Rick Cox, Hesston
Term: August 30, 2012 to March 15, 2014

Commissioner Rick Cox is an Account Executive with Siemens, a medical equipment supplier. He graduated from Kansas State University in sports administration. Commissioner Cox and his wife Jennifer reside in Hesston and have three boys: Cameron, 11; Brady, 10; and Brett, 7. He enjoys coaching his sons' football teams, hunting and golfing.

 

 

Kansas Lottery Commission Tentative Meeting Dates 2014
Date Time
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 1:30 p.m. - In Person
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 1:30 p.m. - In Person
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, September 10,2014 1:30 p.m. - In Person
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 1:30 p.m. - In Person

 


Copies of the meeting agendas or minutes are available by emailing the Executive Secretary Mary Metzler with your request, or by calling Mary Metzler at 785-296-5703.




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