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Joe Karlin: Ward 1

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Joe Karlin was appointed to serve as a Ward 1 council member in April 2009 and has been re-elected in all subsequent elections. Prior to his appointment to the council, Joe served four years on the Lenexa Planning Commission.

Joe has lived in Lenexa since 1992. He brings a broad perspective of the city, having lived in and served on the homes association boards for the Oak Park and Brookwood subdivisions, before moving to his current home in the Parkhurst subdivision.

Joe owns a small business in Lenexa and currently is employed as a banking consultant. He worked 14 years in management with U.S. Central Credit Union and three years with Deloitte & Touche. He graduated from Kansas State University in 1989. Joe and his wife, Amy, have four children.

Joe’s public and community service involvement includes:

  • Shawnee Mission West High School Booster Club, co-president

  • C.H.A.S.E. Board Member

  • Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Tom Karlin Foundation

  • Lenexa Planning Commission, 2005-2009

  • Leadership Lenexa

  • Holy Trinity Finance Committee and Pastoral Planning Committee

  • Junior Achievement

  • Christa McAuliffe Elementary School PTA

Home Address:
17707 W. 83rd Terrace
Lenexa, KS 66219

Mailing Address:
17101 W. 87th St. Pkwy.
Lenexa, KS 66219