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Michelle De La IslaDEMDemocrat Mayor
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Michelle De La Isla (born March 19, 1976) is an American politician who served as the mayor of Topeka, Kansas from 2018 to 2022. She previously served on the Topeka City Council from 2013 to 2018. De La Isla was the city's first Latina and single mother to serve as mayor. She was the Democratic nominee for Kansas's 2nd congressional district in the 2020 election, but lost.

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Education8 - 8 of 6
Fort Hays State University
MBA Leadership and Human Resources
2015 - 2018
Center for Non-Profit Leadership
Attended Non-Profit Leadership and Accounting
2005 - 2006
Kauffman Foundation
Certificate Administration, First Step Fast Track
2006
NeighborWorks America
Certificate Homebuyer Counselor
2006
Freddie Mac
Certificate Credit Smart Curriculum
2005 - 2006
Wichita State University
BS Biology
2000 - 2001
Past Positions1 - 10 of 10
Mayor
City of Topeka
2018 - Current
Councilwoman
City of Topeka
2013 - Current
Diversity and Inclusion Representative
Westar Energy
2015 - Current
Executive Director
Topeka Habitat for Humanity
2010 - 2015
Founder and Hermanitas Coordinator
MANA de Topeka
2010 - 2011
Chief Financial Officer, Community Relations, and Spanish Services Coordinator
Housing and Credit Counseling, Incorporated
2005 - 2010
Contractor
Jones Huyett Partners
2007 - 2009
Biology Instructor
Butler Community College
2003 - 2005
Owner and Manager
Dry-cleaning and Laundry, Cleaning and Home Services
2003 - 2005
Employee
Office of International Programs Manager, Wichita State University
2001 - 2003