Shawnee councilman takes on new leadership roles

The year is off to a good start for Shawnee City Councilman Brandon Kenig.

He was voted 2017 council president at the last meeting. Councilwoman Stephanie Meyer had the position previously.

As president, Kenig, who represents Ward IV, will conduct the city’s council committee meetings, as well as preside over city council meetings when the mayor is absent. He will also step into the mayor’s role when she is unable to attend events around town.

Kenig told the Dispatch he is excited to take on the front-and-center leadership role.

“I’m up for the challenge and eager to get to work,” he said.

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