Meet Our Team

This is the image for the news article titled Billy Mercer, Park Maintenance Worker II
Billy Mercer, Park Maintenance Worker II
11/30/2022
William “Billy” Mercer, park maintenance worker II — facilities with the Lenexa Parks and Recreation Department, conquers his fear of heights each year when he gets on a lift to string holiday lights at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park.
Read More about Billy Mercer, Park Maintenance Worker II
clear
This is the image for the news article titled Sarah Bell, Public Service Officer II
Sarah Bell, Public Service Officer II
10/28/2022
Getting engaged. Planning a wedding. Then suddenly having five kids. It’s been nearly two years since Lenexa Police Department Public Service Officer II (PSO) Sarah Bell got married to her husband, Jeremy, and became a stepmom to their five children, ages four to 12 years old.
Read More about Sarah Bell, Public Service Officer II
clear
This is the image for the news article titled Christa McGaha, Planner II
Christa McGaha, Planner II
09/09/2022
Christa McGaha, planner II with the City of Lenexa Community Development Department, grew up in a small town an hour northwest of Boston where she was close to the Atlantic Ocean, mountains, and scenic outdoor trails. She’s now 1,400 miles from her family but Kansas City has quickly become home.
Read More about Christa McGaha, Planner II
clear
This is the image for the news article titled Alec Brown, Street Maintenance Foreman
Alec Brown, Street Maintenance Foreman
07/29/2022
He always knew he wanted to be a dad; he just didn’t anticipate the long journey of in vitro fertilization. Alec Brown, street maintenance foreman with the City of Lenexa Municipal Services Department, joined parenthood when his wife Brittany gave birth to their daughter, Camille, eight months ago.
Read More about Alec Brown, Street Maintenance Foreman
clear
This is the image for the news article titled Banchialem Kereta, Building Services Worker III
Banchialem Kereta, Building Services Worker III
06/30/2022
For her morning shift, working from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. five days a week, City of Lenexa Building Services Worker III Banchialem (BONCHI-allum) Kereta is routinely in charge of cleaning Municipal Court, Lenexa City Hall and the Lenexa Rec Center.
Read More about Banchialem Kereta, Building Services Worker III
clear
This is the image for the news article titled Petline Noon, Dispatcher I
Petline Noon, Dispatcher I
05/31/2022
As an 18-year-old, Petline Noon discovered her calling as a 911 dispatcher. Fifteen years later, she's still answering the call.
Read More about Petline Noon, Dispatcher I
clear
This is the image for the news article titled Steven Shrout, Assistant City Attorney
Steven Shrout, Assistant City Attorney
04/29/2022
Growing up on a family farm in the outskirts of Independence, Mo., Lenexa Assistant City Attorney Steven Shrout learned how to care for animals, work with his hands and find solutions to problems.
Read More about Steven Shrout, Assistant City Attorney
clear
This is the image for the news article titled Katie Cline, Firefighter/Paramedic
Katie Cline, Firefighter/Paramedic
03/31/2022
A puzzle master at heart, Katie approaches emergencies the same way she tackles 1,000-piece puzzles — through strategy and perseverance. At work, that means routinely inspecting the fire truck at the start of her 24-hour shift.
Read More about Katie Cline, Firefighter/Paramedic
clear
This is the image for the news article titled Laura Ehrlich, Customer Service Representative II
Laura Ehrlich, Customer Service Representative II
02/25/2022
Laura Ehrlich is a familiar face and voice for Lenexa Parks & Recreation. For 15 years, she’s been a customer service representative but her real joy at work comes from interacting with seniors.
Read More about Laura Ehrlich, Customer Service Representative II
clear
This is the image for the news article titled Bobby Lyon, Facilities Maintenance Technician II
Bobby Lyon, Facilities Maintenance Technician II
01/27/2022
For Bobby Lyon, being a facilities maintenance technician is more than keeping things in working order. It’s about helping others, learning new skills, and seeing his handiwork across the city.
Read More about Bobby Lyon, Facilities Maintenance Technician II
clear
This is the image for the news article titled Hunter Tschippert, Police Officer
Hunter Tschippert, Police Officer
01/10/2022
Watching the 9/11 terrorist attacks unfold on national television was the moment Hunter Tschippert decided he wanted to become a police officer. He was five years old.
Read More about Hunter Tschippert, Police Officer
clear
This is the image for the news article titled Jennifer Martin, City Clerk
Jennifer Martin, City Clerk
09/02/2021
A professionally trained flute player and a dedicated employee, Jennifer Martin joined the City of Lenexa in 2000 as a customer service representative in the Community Development Department, knowing very little about government or construction.
Read More about Jennifer Martin, City Clerk
clear