Kansas City, Missouri 2021-09-24 16:47:42 –
Kansas City, Missouri — Merriam Mayor Kenshisom will retire from the Merriam City Council on October 31st. His last parliamentary meeting is October 25th.
Sissom spent 12 years as part of the council and was first elected mayor in April 2009.
Since 2009, Sissom has helped with projects such as the development of IKEA, the integration of the Meliam and Overland Park fire departments, and the adoption of the Meliam 2040 Comprehensive Plan.
Prior to serving as mayor, Sissum was at the Meliam Police Station for 25 years. From 1992 to 2005 he was the Chief of Police.
According to a news release from Meliam, Sissum lovingly looked back on his time as mayor, saying, “I was very pleased to be the mayor of such a wonderful city.”
“I’m retired as a city employee and I’m already deeply grateful to our respectable residents, businesses and city employees,” Sissom said in a release. “For the past 12 years, the great honor of being the mayor has been a true blessing. After retirement, my wife Kathy and I will be staying here. I can’t think of living anywhere else.”
Following the resignation of Sissom, the Speaker of the Council, Bob Pape, will become the new Mayor of Meliam on November 1, in accordance with city regulations.
Pape is also running for mayor in the November 2 general election.
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