Usha Reddi was elected to the Manhattan City Commission for a four-year term in April 2013.
Usha has lived in Manhattan for more than 23 years. She has a bachelor of arts degree in developmental psychology from Ohio State University, a bachelor of science degree in elementary education and a master's degree in educational leadership from Kansas State University. Usha and her husband, Brian, have four children: Ben, Ravi, Sri and Santhi.
In the community, Usha served on the boards for Manhattan-Ogden USD 383 Diversity Commission, League of Women Voters, Manhattan Housing Authority, Flint Hills Metropolitan Planning Organization, Flint Hills Regional Transit Administration, and the Manhattan Convention and Visitors Bureau Steering Committee. She was president of National Education Association Manhattan-Ogden and was USD 383 Teacher of the Year for 2010-2011.
She is currently serving on the Riley County Police Department Law Board, Friends of McCain Board of Directors, Martin Luther King Day planning committee, National Association of Mental Illness, Flint Hills National Association of Mental Illness, Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, Manhattan Public Library, and Justice Involved Youth and Adults Subcommittee.
Usha is a teacher in the Manhattan-Ogden school district.