Meet the candidates
Gino has served on the Armour Hills Board of Directors for 5 years, including 3 years as Vice President. Professionally, Gino is a partner at Bryan Cave, LLP. He brings interest in neighborhood conservation and expertise in nonprofit law. While he does not represent Armour Hills as council, his knowledge is uniquely relevant to Armour Hills, which operates as a 501(c)4 nonprofit corporation.
Gino spearheads the conservation overlay initiative to evaluate and protect housing stock in Armour Hills and was instrumental in process of establishing the Armour Hills Community Foundation to expand fundraising options for large capital projects, such as the Armour Center Fountain restoration.
A graduate of Rockhurst High School, Rockhurst University, and the University of Kansas, Gino is a life-long Kansas City resident. He and his wife, Paetra, have lived in Armour Hills for 23 years and have 2 daughters.
Holland is a new candidate for the board this year. He has lived in the Kansas City area for 14 years, moving to Armour Hills in 2016 to fulfill a desire to live in one of Kansas City’s most desirable neighborhoods. Holland is interested in joining the board to help Armour Hills remain the fabulous place it is to live, whatever that entails. Holland is already involved, serving as a block captain and a member of the ad hoc committee on neighborhood security.
Originally from Oklahoma, Holland earned a degree in Business Administration from the University of Central Oklahoma. He relocated to Kansas City from the gulf coast at Mobile, Alabama, with H&R Block, where he is employed as a Senior Database Administrator. In addition to IT, Holland’s professional background includes finance and accounting.
Holland enjoys cooking, reading, and is an avid sports fan, particularly of the Chiefs, Royals, and Sporting KC. Holland and his 2 children, Drew Peterson and Lucy, enjoy walking the neighborhood with their dog Beret admiring the beautiful architecture. He is active in a neighborhood church, Christ Community, and particularly enjoys working with the men’s Bible study group and their work in the Kansas City Fellows House.
Saying thank you
The Armour Hills Board of Directors would like to thank Mary Hutchison and Adam McClun who are trading in their director seats for volunteer vests.
Mary Hutchison has served on the Board of Directors for over 10 years. During that time, she has held key roles in code enforcement and events, including organizing the Ice Cream Social event, and regularly reports on neighborhood real estate information.
Mary has decided to “shake things up a bit” next year while continuing as a neighborhood volunteer. We wish Mary the best and look forward to her continued presence in Armour Hills.
Adam McClun joined the Board of Directors in 2016, filling a mid-term vacancy. He provided a welcome approach to governance and was an active participant from the first meeting. Adam and his wife, Claire, welcomed their first child in October and will be focusing on family in the coming months.
Prior to joining the board, Adam was already providing great event and still photography for the neighborhood as a volunteer. We wish Adam and Claire the best as they start their family and look forward to seeing them around the neighborhood.