Thursday, November 30, 2006
Councilman John Fairfield was elected to represent the Northland (District 2) on the Kansas City, Missouri City Council in March 2003. He serves as Vice Chair of the Planning Zoning and Economic Development Committee and as a member of the Finance and Audit Committee.
John also is a partner in the firm Collins, Fairfield, Fowler, & Harlan, LLC in Kansas City North. He has been practicing law since 1982. He was a Municipal Judge for the City of Platte Woods from May 1995 to April 2003, and he was a Prosecuting Attorney for the City of Platte Woods and Northmoor from 1983 to 1993.
John served as president of the Platte County Bar Association and the Clay-Platte Municipal Associate Circuit Judges Association. He was raised in the Kansas City area and his father still lives in the Kansas City home in Clay County where John grew up.
John has been very involved in the local community. He was the chairman of the Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce as well as a board member. He served two separate terms on the Public Improvements Advisory Committee (PIAC). Among his contributions to the community, he founded and served as president, vice president and as a board member of Forward Kansas City, an organization comprised of nonpartisan individuals from Northland neighborhoods, businesses and labor organizations who work collaboratively to better the community.
John also served as Chairman of the Synergy Girls Home Task Force, a group that worked to fund the construction of a long-term home for abused adolescent girls in Parkville, Mo.
John is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law (Juris Doctorate degree), and he graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. He graduated from Winnetonka High School in 1972. John and his wife, Vickie, have an eight year-old daughter, Madison.About John Fairfield