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Council Member John Kinnaird was elected to the Waco City Council on May 12, 2012 and is currently serving in his fourth term on the council. He was appointed Mayor Pro-Tem from May 2013 to May 2014.
His service on the council includes involvement in various organizations benefiting diverse areas of our community, including health, transportation, and culture. Currently, he serves as chairman for the following boards and committees: McLennan County Appraisal District, Waco-McLennan County Public Health District, Waco Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Waco Downtown Cultural Arts District.
In addition to these, he serves on the board of the Waco Metropolitan Planning Organization, the Greater Waco Chamber’s Public Policy Committee, and the National League of Cities, where he advocates for local priorities at the state and national level. He is also involved in the community through local service with the BankOn Coalition, an initiative supported through Prosper Waco, is an officer on the board of the H.O.T. Community Loan Center, is a member of the national Governmental Accounting Standards Advisory Committee, and was a member of the 25th class of Leadership Waco.
Professionally, he is a CFA charterholder overseeing the investment management team for the Wealth Management & Trust department at Community Bank & Trust, where he has been employed since 2002.
He is also a graduate of Baylor University, earning his B.A. degree as a University Scholar in 2002, and was recognized as the highest-ranking graduate in his class.
When not occupied with the above endeavors, he can be found kayaking the Brazos River and appreciating the beauty of the outdoors in Cameron Park, enjoying local art galleries, museums and performances, attending a variety of Baylor sporting events, and traveling avidly.