|Name||Cindy Baker Circo|
Kansas City, Missouri , United States
|| June 22, 1964
Apr 27, 2012 06:27pm
|Info||Cindy Circo was elected to the City Council in 2007. She has been a resident and small business owner in Kansas City for the past 25 years, establishing roots in the Country Valley Neighborhood in the eastern part of the 5th District. Cindy was raised in Independence, Mo., and also has lived in Kansas City’s Old Northeast area. |
Always active in public service, Cindy has served on various boards and committees and has been involved in the political process since childhood. Prior to her election, she served on the City’s Public Improvements Advisory Committee (PIAC) where she gained invaluable knowledge about the infrastructure and capital improvement needs throughout Kansas City, Mo. This experience spurred her support of the renewal of the City’s 1-cent sales tax for capital improvements in her first year of office.
As an at large councilmember, Cindy was elected by and represents the “whole” of Kansas City as well as 5th District residents. Some of the recent legislation Cindy has sponsored includes an ordinance discouraging predatory towing in Kansas City and the recent establishment of a public/private partnership in managing the City’s Animal Shelter. The animal shelter work has resulted in much need improvements and efficiencies to the current shelter during a critical budget year. Cindy grew up working at her family’s restaurant in Independence and also was instrumental in negotiating the recent revisions to the City’s Food Code.
Councilwoman Circo is a member of the Planning and Zoning Committee and the Public Safety and Neighborhoods Committee. She is past chairwoman of the City’s Housing Committee and serves on the Board of Directors for MAST Ambulance, the Kansas City Convention & Visitors Association, the MARC Total Transportation Policy Committee, the Board of Trustees for the City’s Trust and the American Royal Governors Advisory Board.
As an advocate for neighborhoods and proponent of green solutions, Cindy is dedicated to integrating the two to establish and maintain sustainable Kansas City neighborhoods that are healthy and safe for all. A recent project in the 5th District is the “Target Green” project in the Marlborough section of the district, where green solutions will replace traditional grey solutions resulting in better water quality and increased efficiency.
Cindy is married to Dan Circo. They have two sons, Dominic and Mario.