Cindy Circo was re-elected to a second term on the City Council in 2011. She was appointed Mayor Pro Tem by Mayor Sly James.
Cindy has been a resident and small business owner in Kansas City for the past 25 years, establishing roots in the Country Valley Neighborhood in the eastern part of the 5th District. Cindy was raised in Independence, Mo., and also has lived in Kansas City’s Old Northeast area.
Always active in public service, Cindy has served on various boards and committees and has been involved in the political process since childhood. Prior to her election, she served on the City’s Public Improvements Advisory Committee (PIAC) where she gained invaluable knowledge about the infrastructure and capital improvement needs throughout Kansas City, Mo. This experience spurred her support of the renewal of the City’s 1-cent sales tax for capital improvements in her first year of office.
As an at large councilmember, Cindy was elected by and represents the “whole” of Kansas City as well as 5th District residents. She was instrumental in bringing the Google Fiber Optics project to Kansas City. Legislation Cindy has sponsored includes an ordinance discouraging predatory towing in Kansas City and the recent establishment of a public/private partnership in managing the City’s Animal Shelter. Cindy grew up working at her family’s restaurant in Independence and also was instrumental in negotiating the recent revisions to the City’s Food Code.
Councilwoman Circo is a member of the Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee, the Finance, Governance & Audit Committee and the Speical Committee for Small Business. She is past chairwoman of the City’s Housing Committee and serves on the Board of Directors for the Kansas City Convention & Visitors Association, Truman Medical Center, the Board of Trustees for the City’s Trust and the American Royal Governors Advisory Board. She is also a member of the Mid-America Regional Council's Creating Sustainable Communities committee.
As an advocate for neighborhoods and proponent of green solutions, Cindy is dedicated to integrating the two to establish and maintain sustainable Kansas City neighborhoods that are healthy and safe for all. A recent project in the 5th District is the “Target Green” project in the Marlborough section of the district, where green solutions will replace traditional gray solutions resulting in better water quality and increased efficiency. Also in the 5th District is the nationally recognized Green Impact Zone. Mayor Pro Tem Circo is the point person for the City's Overflow Control Plan.
Cindy has two sons, Dominic and Mario, and a grandson, Jaxen.