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Municipal official , utilities executive

Edward Joseph Bortko, American Municipal official, retired utilities executive. Recipient International Merit award Association Systems Management, 1976, Achievement award, 1982, Distinguished Svc. award, 1988, Diamond Merit award, 1989.


Bortko, Edward Joseph was born on May 15, 1929 in Kansas City, Kansas, United States. Son of Peter and Josephine (Siwicki) Bortko.


Bachelor of Business Administration with honors, Rockhurst College, 1960. Master of Business Administration, University Missouri, 1965.


Investigator, Retail Credit Company, Kansas City, Missoury, 1947-1951;electrical clerk, General Motors, Kansas City, Kansas, 1951-1953;senior methods analyst, William Brothers Pipeline Company, Kansas City, Missoury, 1955-1966;systems manager, Black, Sivalls & Bryson, Inc., Kansas City, Missoury, 1966-1967;director systems development, Yellow Freight System, Kansas City, Missoury, 1967-1970;systems manager, Certainteed Products Corporation, Kansas City, Kansas, 1970-1975;banking analyst, Commerce Bancshares, Kansas City, Missoury, 1975;retired, Board Public Utilities, Kansas City, Kansas, 1975-1992;retired, Board Public Utilities, Kansas City, Kansas, 1992. Teacher management subjects U. Kansas Extension, 1960-1967, American Institute Banking, 1960-1967, Rockhurst College, 1960-1967. Member Data and Analysis Task Force Mid-American Regional Council, Kansas City, Missoury, 1980-1981.

Member committee subcom.S.W. Power Pool, Little Rock, 1988-1993.


Trustee Polish American Citizens Club, Kansas City, Kansas, 1977-1981, finance secretary, 1982-1987, vice president, 1988-1993. Member advisory bd Young Men’s Christian Association, 1991-1994, co-chair Invest-In-Youth Campaign, 1991-1993, 96. Member allocations committee United Way, 1988-1992.

Member Association Systems Management, 1965-1992. Member American Public Power Association (vice chairman information system section 1988-1989, chairman 1989-1990), American Association Retired Persons (tax aide coordinator 1993-1998, tax instructor since 1994, tax instructor coordinator 1995-1998, district coordinator 1998-1999, state coordinator since 2003), Rockhurst College Alumni Association (director 1961), University Missouri Knights of Columbus Alumni Association, Johnson County Community College Brown and Gold Club, American Legion, Optimists (governor Kansas district 1988-1989, executive board 1987-1991, Kansas representative to international foundation 1992-1993, 97-99), Serra Club (trustee Kansas City, Kansas chapter 1993-1994, vice president 1994-1995, vice president 2000—2002), Public Utilities Retired Club (board directors, vice president 1995-1996, president 1996-1997), Kansas Academy Decathlon Association (trustee since 1994, secretary 1999-2000, vice president 2000—2001, secretary since 2001), Serra International (membership committee 1998-2001).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: golf, swimming, dancing, traveling.


Married Delores Ann Yonevich, November 26, 1955. Children: John Alexander, Mary Josephine.

Peter Bortko

Josephine (Siwicki) Bortko

Delores Ann Yonevich

John Alexander Bortko

Mary Josephine Bortko