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Commissioner Tim Norton's "A
Word in Edgewise" Column
Tim Norton was elected to his first term in office in January 2001
and is currently serving his fourth term. He served as chairman of the
board in 2003 and 2012.
Commissioner Norton has a degree in
journalism from Arkansas State University, and a master's degree in adult
education from Newman University. He is a Kansas Public Health
Scholar and a National Public Health
Leadership Institute fellow at the University of North Carolina.
Some of Commissioner Norton’s priorities include: fostering public health
initiatives through advocacy; promoting
economic development in Sedgwick County; and building partnerships with
key stakeholders in the community on issues, such as transportation
planning, storm water and drainage mitigation, jail initiatives, and
sustaining essential county services while being fiscally responsible.
He is also active on issues pertaining to child abuse and neglect, and
serves on the Child Advocacy Center's Leadership Team.
He worked on the Task Force to End Chronic Homelessness and was
instrumental in the planning and construction of the INTRUST Bank Arena
and the National Center for Aviation Training. Commissioner Norton
serves as chairman of the Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning
Organization (WAMPO) and is actively involved in the Wichita Downtown
Development Corporation (WDDC). He also has been actively involved
in Visioneering Wichita for more than seven years.
Prior to his election to the commission, Commissioner Norton served as mayor of
Haysville for three and a half years and as a Haysville City Council
member for nine years. He
was store team leader of Wichita’s Target Store east for 19 years, but retired in
1999 to dedicate his efforts to the cleanup and recovery of Haysville
after a major tornado.
Commissioner Norton is active in the community serving on various boards,
including United Way, Salvation Army and
Exploration Place. He previously served on the boards of the Boys
and Girls Club of South Central Kansas, Goodwill Industries, Diversity
Kansas, the Metro YMCA, the Wichita Area Chamber of Commerce,
Communities in Schools, and the Child Abuse Prevention Council.
Commissioner Norton is a member of the Eastside Rotary Club and Wichita Wagonmasters, and is a former president of the Haysville Optimist Club.
He also served as chairman of Project 261, Haysville's school
beautification program. He is a member of the Haysville and Clearwater
chambers and serves on the board of Haysville Forward.
He is a member of the Haysville United Methodist Church, and he and his wife
Dr. Susan Norton have five children and seven
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