About Us

Our calling is to ensure your community values and dreams become reality.

GPS is a firm founded by former city managers committed to providing the very best in public service to our client communities.

 

We see consulting for local governments as a calling and a way to continue to serve by serving those appointed and elected officials with the very best advice and expertise.

 

We know that managers and/or boards and councils do not always have the time, resources or expertise to perform all necessary work on the myriad issues and problems facing them.

 

We also know that community leaders need objective, experienced advice to help guide them. This is why GPS was created. With our decades of experience, we know how to help your organization find its destination.

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Chris Lowe

After a career as a litigator and employment lawyer, Mr. Lowe began a successful career in city management. For over 15 years, Mr. Lowe has managed cities in Kansas, Missouri, and Colorado. Mr. Lowe holds a Juris Doctor degree from Marquette University as well as a Master’s in Administrative Management from Bowie State University and a Bachelor’s in Political Science from the University of Kansas. Mr. Lowe has served on the Executive Board of the Kansas Municipal Energy Agency and has extensive experience managing public utilities including solid waste, water, wastewater, and electric utilities. Mr. Lowe is licensed to practice law in Kansas and Missouri.

My parents were teachers and a coach, so helping people and giving back was a fundamental value in how I was raised. As a former teacher and high school basketball coach myself, I love being part of a team and the privilege of leading a team. There is nothing more satisfying than putting people in positions to be successful and then watching them grow and flourish. My passion for local government comes from the value of service that was instilled in me from a young age. I believe that at its best local government can transform how people live and I want to help communities bring out the best life for its citizens where they live, work and play.

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Bret Bauer

After completing my Bachelor of Science and Master of Public Administration degrees from Wichita State University I worked my way up from an Administrative Assistant to Assistant City Administrator and finally to City Manager. My professional career path has taken me to multiple states and ultimately led me to Texas. In my professional career, I have served on the Texas City Manager’s Association Membership Committee, Ethics Committee and Kansas Municipal Energy Agency’s Executive Board.

Working with local government professionals is my passion and integrity and professionalism are my drive. With close to twenty years of local government experience, I have a diversified knowledge base that will help to elevate your organization. In my years of experience, I have accomplished complex budgeting challenges, rate studies, working with land developers to increase economic development opportunities, responsible for utility development, and ethics training. My core values are integrity, professionalism, and customer service. I believe in maintaining a high level of integrity, exhibiting the highest amount of professionalism to ensure customer service is always overachieved. My core values are why I have been successful as a professional city manager and how I can partner with your organization to meet your goals.

“Success is not final; failure is not fatal:

It is the courage to continue that counts.”

Winston Churchill

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