During the April 21 Lenexa City Council meeting, Stacy Knipp was appointed to fill the vacant Ward 2 City Council position.
The position became vacant when Diane Linver, who served as a Ward 2 council member, stepped down from her position on Dec. 31, 2016, after serving for 28 years. Under Lenexa City Code, the mayor nominates a candidate to fill the unexpired term of a vacant seat. Knipp’s seat is one of four which will be voted on during the November election.
Council Member Knipp has an undergraduate degree in political science from West Virginia University and served as an operations officer in the United States Air Force. During her time in the military, she served in Colorado, Nevada and Saudi Arabia.
Prior to her appointment, Knipp served for nearly two years on Lenexa’s Parks & Recreation Advisory Board. She has also been active with the Lenexa Chamber of Commerce, serving on both the Legislative and Annual Dinner Committees. She has served on her homes association board for the past five years and has been an officer for the past three years. Knipp was also a member of the inaugural Lenexa Citizens Fire Academy class in 2016.
She and her husband, Darren, have lived in Lenexa for 12 years, and are raising three children. The family enjoys many of Lenexa’s amenities including the parks, trails and festivals.
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to represent residents from Ward 2,” explained Knipp. “Lenexa has been a wonderful place to live and raise our children and I am delighted to have the chance to give back to this amazing community.”