Mayor of Longton, Kansas
Cathy Mustoe Mitchell, Mayor of Longton, KS
Mayor Cathy Mustoe Mitchell won the General Election in November of 2021.
A note from the Mayor:
Hello all, I would like to introduce myself. I am Cathy Mustoe Mitchell, born & raised by my parents Bob and Bonnie Mustoe, just south of Longton, Kansas. My younger siblings are Karen (Mustoe) Crosslin and Mark Mustoe. During my youth, I participated in local 4-H, sports, church and attended school in Longton for all 12 years of my early education.
After graduation from Longton High School, I moved to Topeka, Kansas to attend Washburn University/Stormont Vail School of Nursing. While going to school, I played softball for local teams. During the summers, I worked at Mercy Hospital and pitched for the Longton Women's team. My most memorable summer, was the playoffs when we lost to Elk City and was recruited to pitch for their team in the regional tournament. We lost that tournament to Coffeyville, and I was drafted to pitch for them in the State Women's Softball tournament. That was a great summer!
I graduated from Stormont Vail with an RN and took my first permanent job with the Shawnee County Health Department.
I decided to continue my education at Wichita State University, played softball and pitched for the women's varsity team for three sessions. I worked as a resident assistant at a dormitory and worked part-time at Wesley Hospital. I graduated Cum Laude with a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing.
I moved to San Diego County, when I married. It was there that my three children were raised. I also have three grandchildren who live in California. I received my Master of Science Degree in Nursing and my Pediatric Nurse Practitioner certification from California State University, Long Beach. Throughout my professional career, I have worked in public education and in the nonprofit community health systems sector. My experience includes team building, leadership development, organizational redesign, and quality control and management in addition to my clinical pediatric practice.
Many of you know that my husband recently passed away. He was a great community leader in Escondido, California. He and I were incredibly involved in local organizations, and there are many lessons I have taken away from those times with him.
Youth programs have always been important to me, as I was a local 4-H leader and Teen Council leader for San Diego County 4-H program. Leadership development is a high priority for me.
Now, as Mayor of the City of Longton I intend to use the education, skills and experience I have obtained to create a positive environment for a healthy and growing community. My hope is that you will join me in these endeavors.
Cathy Mustoe Mitchell