After electing Jermaine Reed for two terms on the city council, then rejecting his bid last year to serve as the city’s mayor, on Tuesday, Kansas City voters elected Reed to a seat on the Metropolitan Community College Board of Trustees. Reed, squeaked out a win by just a 1% margin over incumbent Cindy Adams. 

The MCC Board of Trustees is responsible for overseeing community college public policy. The board has six unpaid seats — one for each sub-district. Reed will represent sub-district 2 which covers the near east, but southern part of Kansas City. 

After his election, Reed said he looks forward to serving on the board. “It is imperative that the MCC Board of Trustees are passionate and vigorous in advocating for student success,” Reed said. “This will be my main objective throughout my term on the board.”

Jazzlyn "Jazzie” is the former senior reporter for our team, who joined the company in 2020 in the midst of the pandemic, through the Report for America service program. For the past two years, she covered...

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