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701 Nth 7th Street
Suite 979
Phone: 913-573-5040
Fax: 913-573-5050

Melissa Bynum
Commissioner-At-Large, District 1
Comprises Commission Districts 1,4,5,8

 Melissa Bynum

Term: Elected At-Large in April 2015; Term through 2019



Personal: Spouse is John; Two children Ted and Laura
                      Lifelong member of Welborn Community United Church of Christ



Education: Graduated Summa Cum Laude from Sumner Academy of Arts and Science, 1981
                    Kansas State University; Bachelor of Arts degree, Journalism and Mass Communications; 1986  



Employment: Wyandotte County Treasurer Office
                             Kansas Department of Revenue
                             The Leavenworth Road Association
                             Editor and Publisher; The Wyandotte West
                             Editor and Publisher; Piper Press
                             Director of Resource Development at American Red Cross of Wyandotte County
                             Director of Community Relations at Wyandot Inc.
                             Executive Director; Shepherd's Center of Kansas City, Kansas (Present)  



Civic Activities: Women's Chamber of Commerce
                                  Leadership 2000
                                  Operation Brightside
                                  Liveable Neighborhoods
                                  Downtown Shareholders, Inc.
                                  Turner Community Connection
                                  K-State Extension Council
                                  Kiwanis Club of Kansas City, Kansas West 
                                  Wyandotte County Historical Society 


Honors/Awards: Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools Reasons to Believe Honor Roll, 2008


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