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  • Lievsay unopposed in District 2

  • With no opponent for the District 2 Blue Springs City Council seat, Chris Lievsay is ready to hit the ground running on his second term.

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  • With no opponent for the District 2 Blue Springs City Council seat, Chris Lievsay is ready to hit the ground running on his second term.
    “I want to continue to be involved in representing the residents of District 2 to ensure that Blue Springs remains a highly desired place to live and do business,” he said of his decision to run again. “My passion for this community along with my skills and abilities have allowed me to be an effective voice for their concerns and interests.”
    Lievsay was first elected to the City Council in 2010. He is an operations assistant for Via Bancourier Inc. and is an adjunct faculty member at Grantham University. He is a graduate of the Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class, is the second vice president of the Blue Springs Historical Society, is a board member for the Federal Selective Service System, is a member of the school district’s Citizen Advisory Committee and is past chairman of the Blue Springs Public Safety Citizens Advisory Board. He also ran for state representative last fall, but lost in the primary to incumbent Sheila Solon.
    Lievsay and his wife have a three-month-old son.
    “My greatest quality is the commitment I have to the people that live here,” he said. “Blue Springs has been my home for most of my life, and I will continue to do what I can to move it in a positive direction.”
    Lievsay said his top three priorities during his next term are monitoring the progress of the Woods Chapel Road improvements; support the business community by maintaining a climate that attracts new businesses and rewarding existing businesses and ensuring a responsive and relevant government that exists to serve the people.
    “The most important issue facing the residents of District 2 right now is the continued development of Woods Chapel Road. Along with Councilman (Kent) Edmondson, we have continued to focus on keeping this project on track and ensure that its timely completion remains a priority for the city,” he said. “At this time the project is nearly a year ahead of schedule and beginning to provide the amenities the residents of District 2 deserve. I plan to continue to monitor the progress of Woods Chapel and push to create an improved corridor to fulfill its potential as the western gateway to Blue Springs.”
     
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