Ed Peterson at a Glance

Elected Offices

  • Johnson County Commissioner – 2003 to present
  • Mayor, Fairway, Kansas – 1993 to 2002
  • Fairway City Council – 1988 to 1993

Community Affiliations and Activities – Current

  • Mid-America Regional Council Board of Directors, Treasurer and Executive Committee
  • Mid-America Regional Council Co-Chairman Air Quality Forum
  • Shawnee Mission School District Committee for Excellence
  • Founder, Northeast Johnson County Sustainability Forum
  • Johnson County Education Research Triangle (JCERT) Board of Directors
  • County Commission liaison to County Parks and Recreation Board
  • Member National Association of Counties Energy, Environment and Land Use Steering Committee

Community Affiliations and Activities – Past

  • Metropolitan Arts Council of Kansas City Board of Directors
  • County Commission liaison to Library Board, Airport Commission, Mental Health and Developmental Supports Board
  • Mid-America Regional Council Water Resources Policy Task Force Co-Chairman, 2001 – 2002
  • Boy Scout Troop 192 Adult Advisor, 1999 to 2005 (Old Mission United Methodist Church)
  • Johnson-Wyandotte Counties Council of Mayors Chairman, 1998 – 1999
  • Shawnee Mission Education Foundation Board of Directors
  • Citizens Visioning Committee of Johnson County 1996 – 1997
  • Kansas City Consensus Board of Directors, 1985 – 1988
  • Old Mission United Methodist Church:
    • Chairman Pastor-Parish Committee
    • Chairman Old Mission Foundation Board of Directors
    • Chairman Early Education Center Board of Directors

Professional Experience

  • Finnegan, Conrad, & Peterson, L.C., Managing Partner. (Practice concentrates in public utility law, civil litigation, estate planning/probate work.)
  • Perry & Hamill, associate attorney
  • Kansas Corporation Commission, Associate General Counsel

Professional Organizations

  • Member Massachusetts Bar (1979 to present), Kansas Bar (1982 to present), and Missouri Bar (1991 to present)
  • Kansas Bar Association, Past President of Administrative Law Section
  • Member Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association


  • Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas, B.A. 1974
  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts, J.D. 1979