Subscriber sign in

Mission councilmember Kristin Inman runs for re-election to Ward 3 seat

Leah Wankum - February 20, 2019 3:54 pm
Kristin Inman
Mission councilmember Kristin Inman earlier this week filed to run for re-election. Photo courtesy of Kristin Inman

Mission councilmember Kristin Inman is running for re-election this November. Inman was first elected in 2016 to the Ward 3 seat for a four-year term in office. At this time, the incumbent runs unopposed.

If re-elected, Inman hopes to continue the momentum of “great successes” in Mission.

“I really enjoyed my last three-and-a-half years on the council and I would like to be able to represent Ward 3 for the next four years,” she said.

The city has the opportunity to focus on asset management on future community improvement projects on streets, sidewalks, structures, stormwater and other infrastructure, Inman said. For example, she hopes the city can combat Rock Creek channel erosion issues by requesting stormwater funding assistance from Johnson County.

“We need to go ahead and continue working with the master plan that was presented to the council in 2016 for park and recreation,” Inman added, citing residents’ priorities for improvements on playground equipment, trails, the community center and aquatic center.

Inman currently leads her fellow councilmembers as chair of the city’s community development committee. In her past life, Inman served as treasurer of Cheshire Court Homes Association.

Inman said she hopes to look at business development opportunities that would also benefit more vulnerable members of the community.

“There’s always funding issues on getting some of the main infrastructure items done, because of course those are very expensive,” Inman said. “But other challenges — or opportunities, I think — would be, as we look at incentives for development to come into the Mission community, if there’s a multi-family aspect to that type of development, I would like to see some incorporation of affordable housing.

“If we’re going to be giving tax incentives away, we should probably ask for something for members that are a little bit more vulnerable in the community.”

Other key issues in Inman’s mind as the city moves forward include teardown-rebuild of homes as well as sustainability in city planning.

An Iowa native, Inman earned a business degree from Iowa State University. She moved to the Kansas City area in 1998 and has lived in Mission twice. After first settling in Mission that year, she lived for a time in Overland Park with her husband, Billy Inman. The couple has lived in Ward 3 since 2013.

Community Calendar

Thu 21

Sunflower Poetry Slam & Open Mic

February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri 22

Coffee With A Cop

February 22 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Sat 23

Overland Park Orchestra Winter Concert

February 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue 26

Leawood Garden Club Meeting February 2019

February 26 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Michael Boehm

In State of the City, Lenexa mayor highlights Old Town and City Center as key areas of long-term visioning

Lenexa’s future lies not just in the continued development of City Center, but also in renewed vitality of Old Town, Mayor Michael Boehm told

Six years after killing idea, Prairie Village council looking again at prospect of partnership for new community center

In 2013, after years of preliminary investigation, Prairie Village officials scuttled the idea of moving ahead with a project that would bring a new

The building may be rubble, but Overland Park’s French Market lives on in ‘Where Pigeons Go to Die’

A pile of rubble is all that remains of The French Market building at 95th and Metcalf as crews clear the site for the

Sponsored Post

Your Health: Healthy snacks for traveling

Vacations are a blast, but too much junk food and upset little tummies can quickly sour a great trip. Often times, the cheapest, easiest

Roeland Park city council special election candidates on the issues: Future of pool, commercial centers, NDO

Next Tuesday, Feb. 26, residents of Roeland Park’s Ward 1 will select a new representative on the city council in a special election. The

Roeland Park will spend around $120,000 to extend water line to Rocks site

A water main extension to serve Roeland Park’s development at the old pool site, known as The Rocks, was approved Monday by councilmembers. The

Lenexa, KDOT partner on interchange project for I-435 and 87th Street Parkway

Lenexa and the Kansas Department of Transportation are working together on enhancing the interchange at I-435 and 87th Street Parkway. Improvements in the $6.68

Briefly Noted: 6th day in a row without class for Shawnee Mission students; Prairie Village Coffee with a Cop set for Friday; Shawnee man will stand trial in murder investigated as hate crime

Sixth day in a row without school for Shawnee Mission students. Mother Nature’s war against Shawnee Mission School District parents continues, with the fresh

In State of the City, Overland Park mayor highlights redevelopment, progress and investment

Momentum and redevelopment remain the focus as business leaders and the community of Overland Park look ahead to the future, Mayor Carl Gerlach told

Overland Park hopes state will pass LGBTQ anti-discrimination bill — but would consider own measure if legislature doesn’t act

Saying the Kansas legislature is the best venue for addressing discrimination issues, the Overland Park City Council on Monday affirmed its support of an

Leawood signals general support for CID, 1 percent sales tax increase for Ranch Mart North redevelopment

Leawood City Administrator Scott Lambers on Monday told members of the council that he supported an application from the Regnier family, owners of Ranch

Sponsored Post

Your Mortgage: If you need it…you should file quickly

By Mike Miles It’s okay if you want to call me out on my mistake from two weeks ago. So far nobody has pointed

Sen. Jim Denning releases new emails from Star defamation suit; Steve Rose issues first substantial comment on matter

The parties involved in a lawsuit over a column published in the Kansas City Star continue to trade public barbs over the issue. Attorney

How genetic test results factor into an Overland Park family’s efforts to reduce risk of Alzheimer’s disease

When the Slyker family of Overland Park took a genetic test, it gave them extensive information on their heritage and geographic roots. But it

Kurt Knappen

Shawnee resident Kurt Knappen enters race for Ward 3 seat on council

Shawnee resident Kurt Knappen has entered the race for the Ward 3 seat on the Shawnee council. Knappen challenges Lisa Larson-Bunnell, who was appointed