Hispanic Heritage Month: John Fierro
John Fierro is the President/CEO of the Mattie Rhodes Center, a nationally accredited center that has served the Kansas City community for over 120 years, recognized as the only fully bilingual and bicultural state certified behavioral health care provider in the Greater Kansas City region.
Fierro was the founder of the Latino Civic Engagement Collaborative (LCEC), which is made up of the executive directors from Latino-serving organizations in Kansas City, Missouri. The LCEC is dedicated to supporting the delivery of education, health, mental health, business development, housing, economic development and social services for the Latino population of Kansas City. Fierro also spurred the creation of the Young Latino Professionals of Greater Kansas City, a group committed to providing opportunities for young professionals to promote development, networking and civic opportunities.
Fierro also has a strong public administration and civic engagement background. He served on Kansas City’s Task Force for the Arts, the Board of Commissioners for the Port Authority of Kansas City, the Metropolitan Community College Foundation Board of Directors, served as the President of the Board of Commissioners for the Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department, the Kansas City Metro Community Mental Health Stakeholders, the Jackson County Safe Family Coalition, the Mayor’s Hispanic Advisory Group, the Guadalajara Sister City Committee and he also served on the Board of Directors for Kansas City Public Schools.
Fierro was honored by Kansas City Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for his work and dedication to the city. He is proud to be a product of the Kansas City Public Schools, graduating from Westport High School.
- Hispanic Heritage Month