John Kinnaird - District Three

John KinnairdTerm Expires May 2020

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, and served as chairman of the board from 2010-2012. John participated in the 25th class of Leadership Waco, and also volunteered as a consultant encouraging other individuals to serve their community through elected public service.

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 15 years at Community he has risen to the position of Vice President and Trust Officer. He earned his CFA charter in 2012 and works as an investment portfolio manager for the bank's Trust Department.

As a Council Member, John serves on various boards and committees, including chairing the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District, the Downtown Cultural District, the McLennan County Appraisal District Board, and the I-35 Bridge Lighting Committee. He also serves as Chair of a policy steering committee for the National League of Cities and holds a position on the Metropolitan Planning Organization’s policy board.

In addition to civic-related duties, John finds times to volunteer and serve on the boards of the Waco Symphony, the Baylor Club, H.O.T. Community Loan Center, and Providence Park, a local retirement facility.  He enjoys taking advantage of the disc golf courses and other activities that Cameron Park has to offer, and is an avid Baylor sports fan.


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