Jul 19, 2017
Robert Mendoza, District Governor

Robert Mendoza is the Director of Public Works for the City of Derby. He serves a vibrant, growing community that continues to take a leadership role in our area development. Robert has over 20 years of municipal management experience and has worked in many communities across Kansas. He is a member of the Derby Rotary Club and has held several positions including Club President in 2012/2013. He has served as Assistant Governor and District 5690 Rotary Foundation Chair. Robert served in the United States Air Force and is a Veteran of the Gulf War.

Robert's career focus and personal goals center on community service. He manages a range of public utilities and services, understanding first-hand, the value of public health, clean water, sanitation, safe recreational opportunities and environmental stewardship. These are all primary values of Rotary and membership in the local club became a great opportunity to expand his focus to global issues. He is active in several many municipal utility organizations.

Robert and Kelly have been married for 27 years. Kelly is also a municipal manager and together they share a love for community. They have one daughter, Lindsi and have a recent addition of their son-in -law Kyle Berry.  In Robert’s spare time, he volunteers for community service activities, is an avid reader and a decorative painter.

Robert is honored to serve as Rotary District 5690 Governor for 2017 - 2018. He has planned and prepared for this time to make the best use of our talents, energy and resources. He is working in concert with the State of Oklahoma clubs to create the largest global grant to date. Robert is managing large changes in our district and in Rotary Zone 27. He is preparing programs that will impact our local communities most valuable resource, children. He is eager to share his vision for our future