Justin Bruster - Ward IV
Councilperson Justin Bruster was elected to the City Council in 2023 and has been a resident of Haysville for 32 years, with periods of residence off and on. A graduate of Campus High School in 2000, he holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Biology from the University of Kansas. Following this, he pursued an associate degree in Fire Science from Hutchinson Community College. Justin worked as a wildland firefighter for the San Juan National Forest from 2006 to 2007 and joined the Wichita Fire Department in 2008. Currently serving as Acting Lieutenant, he also serves as an Interim Systems Analyst for Wichita Fire Administration Staff.
In 2010, Justin decided to move back to Haysville, driven by the desire to raise his family in the same vibrant community that shaped his upbringing. He has been married to Alicia since 2010, and together they are proud parents of three children. Both are actively involved members of Haysville Christian Church.
Beyond his commitment to public safety, Justin has made significant contributions to the local youth by serving as a substitute teacher for USD 261 during his days off from the fire department and helping with scouting in Haysville. Justin achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in 2000 from Troop 895 and has remained actively involved in scouting, serving as a committee chair and now as a Cub Master for Pack 893. In 2024, he is set to assume the role of Southwind’s District Chair for scouting. Through his involvement, Justin shapes the experiences of youth, fostering leadership and instilling values that contribute to Haysville's community spirit and citizenship.
Despite his diverse experiences, Justin deeply appreciates Haysville's close-knit community, citing the excellent school system, vibrant community events, and the sense of belonging as cherished aspects.