John P. Mitchell


Commissioner John P. Mitchell was appointed to the PSC by Governor Michael Parson on April 12, 2024. He was unanimously confirmed by the Missouri Senate on April 25, 2024. 

Prior to his appointment to the PSC, Commissioner Mitchell worked for 34 years at Burns & McDonnell Engineering in Kansas City, Missouri. Commissioner Mitchell joined the engineering firm in 1988 and during his time there, he served in a number of different capacities including project engineer, project manager and wastewater department manager. He served as Principal in Charge on many of the firm’s major water and wastewater projects. Commissioner Mitchell retired in 2022 as a Principal at Burns & McDonnell Engineering. When he retired, he served as Director of Alternative Delivery for Burns & McDonnell’s Global Water Practice.

Over his career, Commissioner Mitchell assisted more than 30 communities in executing water and wastewater infrastructure projects utilizing alternative forms of project delivery including Design/Build, EPC and Design CM.

Commissioner Mitchell also assisted the states of Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma in developing legislation and policies for the delivery of water and wastewater utility projects using various forms of alternative project delivery such as design build and construction management. He also assisted these states in developing policies and procedures for financing projects through their State Revolving Loan Fund programs, utilizing alternative forms of project delivery.

From 2018-2022, Commissioner Mitchell was on the Board of Directors of the Design Build Institute of America (DBIA) Mid-America Region and served as co-chair of the DBIA National Water and Wastewater Committee. He also authored Chapter 20 of the American Water Works Association’s Design-Build for Water and Wastewater Projects.

Commissioner Mitchell received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Missouri. He is currently a licensed professional engineer in Missouri and Kansas. 


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