Appointed: 2009 Serves to: 2018
Kirk is a fourth generation irrigator from Stevens County. His family started irrigating in the 1940’s and drilled wells until the early 2000’s. He got his start in irrigation by watching his dad plow a ditch, set the dams, fill the ditch with water and set the siphon tubes before the dam was breeched. Kirk has served on the Southwest Kansas Irrigation Association board of directors since 1992. He was elected to the GMD #3 board of directors in March 2009. Kirk has also served on several water related committees and task forces. Kirk has represented Stevens County since 2009.
Kirk has a son at the University of Kansas and a daughter at Hugoton High School. Kirk has been married for twenty three years to Elise Thomas Heger. Elise is in school administration at USD 210.