John Kinnaird - District Three
Term Expires May 2016
Council Member John Kinnaird was elected to the Waco City Council on May 12, 2012 and served as Mayor Pro Tem from May 2013 to May 2014.
Prior to serving on the Council, John was appointed to City of Waco's Zoning Board of Adjustments in 2008. He served as Chair to the board from 2010-2012. John participated in the 25th class of Leadership Waco, has served in various capacities on the non-partisan Association for Good Government, and served on the board of the Freeman Center.
John is currently a member of the Waco Chamber's Young Professionals group, and the immediate past president of the Heart of Texas Estate Planning Council, of which he has been a member and officer for several years.
As a Council Member, John as served on the 2014 National League of Cities Finance, Administration and Intergovernmental Relations (FAIR) Steering Committee and the Texas Municipal League 2013 Resolutions Committee. He currently serves on the 2014-2015 McLennan County Appraisal District Board of Directors.
John came to Waco in 1998 to attend Baylor University. At Baylor, John studied classics, history and business as a University Scholar. He was one of six in his class to be inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa national honor society his junior year. John graduated from Baylor in 2002 with a 4.0 GPA and as the highest ranking graduate in the College of Arts and Sciences.
After graduation, John was hired at Community Bank & Trust as a Credit Analyst. In his 12 years at Community he has risen to the position of Vice President and Trust Officer. He is a CFA charter holder and works as an investment portfolio manager for the bank's Trust Department.
John's wife, Natalie, works at the Brazos River Authority, and is a member of the Historic Waco Foundation and the Daughters of the American Revolution. John and Natalie like to hike and play disc golf at Cameron Park, enjoy attending various Baylor sporting events, and are members of the Concerto Circle supporting the Waco Symphony. They have two dogs, Molly and Chuck.