Mr. Gary Ashby is a longtime resident of Vernon County who grew up in rural Lee’s Summit and later moved to the Nevada area in 1970, where he started a long and successful career overseeing electric and gas operations at what was originally Missouri Public Service Company.
Gary has devoted his life to his wife Martha, and to raising two sons and a daughter, all of whom still reside in the area. He currently works alongside his two sons in their successful cattle operation, the realization of a lifetime dream. Most of all, he enjoys his family time, which includes being with his children, seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Gary recently retired from Kansas City Power and Light after 43 years of service and took the position of Field Representative for the Nevada area Mo-Kan Livestock Market. Gary was appointed to his position as Director of District 5 for Sac Osage Electric Cooperative in October 2014, where he has used his qualifications in the electric utility industry to benefit our members.