7 Reasons why ergonomic design is important for computer chairs

first_imgWhether you are an office worker or a professional gamer, you are going to be spending a lot of time sitting in a chair. And if the chair is not ergonomic or comfortable, you better paper yourself for the aftermath that you would have to face after sitting in an uncomfortable chair for a long period of time.Most of the muscle pain issues are caused by the way we sit and move around. Furniture that doesn’t take into account the natural alignment of your body would ultimately create lower back pain and all other kinds of muscle issues for you. You may not realize it at first, but if you just change your choice of the computer from a simple one to an ergonomic computer chair, you would feel much better at your workplace. It would also pump up your productivity.An ergonomic office chair is not a luxury, it is a necessity that you need to invest in if you want to increase your efficiency at your workplace.Here are some of the most important reason why Ergonomic Design is important for computer chairs1. Helps Maintain Proper PostureWhat if you could get a chair that allows you to sit comfortably for long hours, and along with that, also helps your body come back to its natural posture? This is what ergonomic computer chairs are all about. These facilitate the natural orientation of your body by making you sit in an optimal way in terms of posture. With decent lumbar support and seat adjustments, you can find the perfect setting for your chair that would make you feel much better.2. Improved Level of ComfortErgonomic chairs provide excellent lumbar support that helps fight off and prevent lower back pain. Back Pain is the result of not sitting properly for an extended period of times. Ergonomic computer chairs are designed to match the natural curve of your back. Your back properly rests with the chair and this helps prevent lower back pain.Once your body is sitting in its natural position, you would feel much better and comfortable. After that, you can sit in your computer chair for long hours without worrying about your physical health. Ergonomic computer chairs are the best way to go about it.3. Improved Workspace EfficiencyAlong with lumbar support, the ergonomic design also includes features like easy movements in and out of the chair as well as adjustable armrests and headrest and swivel features as well. All these features combined, allow you to be more efficient at your workspace. With caster wheels, you can easily move around in your workspace, without having to sit up from your chair which helps you save precious time at your work.Since you are going to be sitting in a position that feels comfortable to you, it would be much easier for you to stand up and move around.4. Reduced Muscle StressErgonomic design for a computer chair doesn’t have any kind of adverse effect on your muscles. Ergonomic computer chairs allow you to sit in an optimal position where your body feel completely relaxed. There is no stress or any kind of strain on your body. You won’t have to face any kind of risk of developing any muscle pain. And even if you have muscle pain issues, ergonomic computer chairs would help alleviate the pain for you.You can check out computer cahier review platforms e.g Forbes, technomono for options for the best ergonomic computer chairs that you can buy for your office. There are a lot of options available online that you can check out.5. Safety AssuranceThe ergonomic design also includes workspace safety related to your office furniture. You need to think about the long term here and the effect that non-ergonomic chair would have on the health of your employees in the long run. It may not seem an immediate threat at first but when you look at the big picture, you would see that ergonomic design is related to safety in the workspace as well. And if you want to ensure the safety of your employees in the workspace, ergonomic chairs are the best way to go about it.6. Aesthetically Pleasing DesignErgonomic chairs are not just safe and comfortable, they also look great. What good is a furniture that is comfortable but just doesn’t match the aesthetics of your workspace? Most modern ergonomic computer chairs have an elegant design that would look great when you set them up in your office.You can get elegant looking chairs for yourself as an executive or for your employees. There are design choices that would fit for both. Make sure to go to a trusted platform for making the purchase.7. Mobility and Portability  The ergonomic design also includes the fact that the chair can move around easily and its mobility. Also, if you can get a chair that is portable, you would be able to transport it in a much easier way. This gets important when you have to shit your office space. If you buy furniture that is not ergonomic and is extremely massive, you are going to have a hard time moving it around.That is the thing about ergonomic computer chairs. They are compact yet durable. You can move them around easily and they just won’t breakdown. Ergonomic computer chairs would prove to be a decent long-term investment for you.Conclusion:If you are looking to make a long-time investment in computer chairs, then you should go for the latest computer chairs that have ergonomic designs. These chairs offer a remarkable set of physical and mental health benefits. With ergonomic computer chairs, your muscles relaxed and because of that, your mental stress levels drop. And we believe that investing in an ergonomic computer chair is a small price to pay for your peace of mind.Make sure to buy the top-rated computer chairs if you plan on buying new furniture for your office. You won’t regret your decision.last_img read more

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Speaking loudly and forcefully on Ukraine

first_imgWhen the European Union finds its voice on an urgent foreign policy matter, it is worth registering approval as well as surprise. The cause of this rare unity, which comes after months of hesitation, is Ukraine’s backsliding on democracy.  The Union may be divided at the United Nations in New York over Palestine’s bid for statehood, and may waver in its support for democracy in north Africa, but it is firm in opposing the policies of Ukraine’s leadership, which has been waging a relentless campaign of revenge against the former ruling party. The crisis in Ukraine is also a crisis of the European Union’s Eastern Partnership. Leaders from the partnership’s five full members – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine – will meet their EU counterparts in Warsaw next week. The approaching summit already appears to have tempered the persecution by Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and his associates of Yulia Tymoshenko, a former prime minister turned opposition leader turned prisoner. The reprieve may be temporary (see Page 7); but Ukraine’s leadership now seems to grasp that it is no longer in a position to exploit divisions within the EU. To speak with one voice, the EU sent three people last week to the Crimean resort of Yalta, to deliver a stern message. Štefan Füle, the European commissioner for enlargement and neighbourhood policy, told Yanukovych that three events in the coming months will be threatened if Ukraine continues harassing the opposition. The first is a visit by Yanukovych to Brussels next month. The second is an EU-Ukraine summit scheduled for December. The third is the completion of negotiations on an association agreement. To make sure the message got through, Füle addressed Yanukovych in Russian. To give weight to his presentation, Füle showed up in the company of Elmar Brok, a senior centre-right MEP from Germany, and Carl Bildt, foreign minister of Sweden and one of the initiators of the Eastern Partnership. The message was clear: the EU’s main institutions are united in their analysis that democracy is in danger in Ukraine, and even Sweden, among the most pro-Ukrainian member states, is willing to walk away from the association agreement. It helped that Angela Merkel, Germany’s chancellor, said much the same in a letter to Yanukovych last Wednesday (14 September); before her, Hillary Clinton, US secretary of state, and Catherine Ashton, the EU’s foreign policy chief, had done the same. The EU’s tough message is commendable not just for its bluntness but also for its substance. Füle et al made it clear that this is not simply about a jailed opposition leader; it is about the quality of democracy in Ukraine. It is not sufficient to release, and clear, Tymoshenko; she must be able fully to participate in next year’s parliamentary elections, and her party, and other opposition parties, must be able freely to campaign. Without that, the elections will not be free and fair. The EU’s new-found resolve on Ukraine, by far the biggest member of the Eastern Partnership, might also send a signal to the other participants, among which Moldova is the only democratic success story. But for that to happen, the EU’s leaders must pay more attention to the EU’s eastern neighbourhood. Neither David Cameron, the British prime minister, nor Nicolas Sarkozy, France’s president, deems next week’s summit worthy of their attendance. That may be understandable in a time of crisis in the EU, and amid proliferating summits that are all too often devoid of substance. But by staying away, these leaders diminish the impact of the policy change that they backed earlier this year, when they supposedly enshrined the principle of ‘more for more’ – more aid for more reform – and its corollary, less for less, in the reformed European Neighbourhood Policy. The principle may not work everywhere; cash- and energy-rich Azerbaijan, for example, may not be impressed by a few dozen million euros that the EU may withhold. Nevertheless, it is, sometimes, important to send the right signal. Democracy, and democratic reform in the EU’s neighbourhood, requires such an unambiguous approach.last_img read more

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Germany’s Horst Seehofer: Yes, we can get a political deal on migration

first_imgEU officials stress that no country rejected the Commission proposal. But some long-standing concerns have already resurfaced.In a statement issued after the meeting, Poland reiterated “that solidarity cannot be equated with the obligatory relocation of migrants” and stressed that “Poland is making efforts to develop a common V4 approach to key issues.” (Poland holds the presidency of the Visegrad Group, or V4, which also contains the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia.)Austrian Interior Minister Karl Nehammer said in a statement to a news agency that “there must also be no distribution [of asylum seekers] through the back door, for example through return sponsorships.”Before the meeting, Malta’s Home Affairs Minister Byron Camilleri told POLITICO in a statement that Valletta “appreciates the Commission’s effort to seek effective solutions to address irregular migration” but “we feel that the new pact does not go far enough on solidarity. Relocation, which is the most effective form of solidarity, remains entirely voluntary.”To bridge these gaps, interior ministers will hold an extraordinary meeting, in person this time, next month in Brussels, Seehofer said. Also On POLITICO EU migration plan doomed to fail without solidarity, Greece says By Nektaria Stamouli Migration crisis upends Greece’s coronavirus strategy By Nektaria Stamouli The Commission’s new proposal, unveiled late last month, has three pillars; the introduction of pre-entry screening for those who arrive on EU shores, a new “solidarity and responsibility” mechanism — in which relocation is one of the options but is not mandatory and countries can instead opt for other ways to show solidarity, such as managing the return of people who are denied asylum, so-called return sponsorship — and an emphasis on the need to work with non-EU states to strike deals to make returns easier.Ahead of the meeting, the German presidency of the Council put forward a working document, seen by POLITICO, proposing that national capitals take a “step-by-step approach.” That means focussing on the most political parts of the Commission proposal such as procedures before people enter the EU, preventing abuse of the system and solidarity. The aim is “to achieve political agreement on these key aspects” at a meeting of interior ministers in early December.A deal on the more technical parts of the plan, such as establishing a “strong and robust EU asylum agency,” will pass to the Portuguese presidency that takes over in January. Seehofer, in a final press conference, said that “we are not faced with an easy task” but Thursday’s meeting “gives me reasons for optimism that we can succeed.” He added that “despite my optimism” he wasn’t saying they will succeed “but chances are high.”However, he sidestepped a question on whether majority voting instead of unanimity will be used, stressing that “our prime aim is to ensure solutions that have the backing of all member states” and he didn’t rule out that “one or two points” would need be to solved by national leaders.Seehofer’s cautious optimism was echoed by Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson. “No member states said they are fully satisfied with everything in the proposal, they all have some concerns, they all have some questions,” she said, but “they are not obstacles that are impossible to deal with in the negotiations to come.” It can be done.At the end of a videoconference of EU interior ministers on Thursday, during which they had their first discussion on a long-awaited European Commission proposal on migration, Germany’s Horst Seehofer expressed cautious optimism that the EU could reach a political agreement on at least some of the proposal’s key points by the end of the year.All previous attempts to reform the bloc’s asylum policies have failed because of deep divisions between member countries. One of the key areas of disagreement has been between coastline states such as Italy, Greece and Malta that have been pushing for mandatory redistribution of asylum seekers, and Central European nations like Hungary, Austria and Poland that oppose any obligation to take in refugees.last_img read more

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Last Word

first_imgThe agency estimates that about 10% of its calls are for non-emergencies, and that this campaign has cut that in half. “The bottom line is, we’ve seen a decrease in using ambulances as a taxi service for non medical/non-emergency calls,” says Lake Sumter EMS Executive Director Jim Judge. “The program was also a big morale booster to our staff, who were tired of providing a taxi service.” ED NURSE HELPS REVIVE AMBULANCE EQUIPMENTThree years ago, St. Louis (Mo.) Fire Department Chief of Paramedics Monroe Yancie reached out to Helen Sandkuhl, an emergency room nurse at St. Louis University Hospital, about his department’s need for new EKGs units in its ambulances. Jennison says the tampering was able to continue for so long because the agency tried to deal with it internally and because of a longstanding problem with drug abuse by the service’s personnel coupled with the sheer availability of the drug. “The problem here is that fentanyl is supplied in such a large amount in a reusable bottle,” says Jennison. “It comes 900 micrograms in a bottle, and patients usually only require 240 micrograms. It’s also one use annually, so you throw it away after using it. It’s easy to pop in your pocket and take it home.” A HEALTHY CHANGEWhen he’s not attending medical school classes, EMT-B Mitchell Li works for Cataldo/Atlantic Ambulance in Boston. When he read that cardiac issues cause more than 50% of EMS provider deaths, he decided to do something about it, and the “Don’t Be Your Next Patient” program was born. Three cheers to Sandkuhl for stepping over the EMS/hospital divide to improve life for St. Louis paramedics and their patients’ care. Outfitting the 13 ambulances and training personnel was estimated at about $325,000, but Sandkuhl jumped at the chance to help. She started searching for donors, but none came forward. Li says the most exciting part is getting people involved in a culture change. “If we can make multi-grain bagels not unusual,” it will be a good thing. “EMS works steady, and the equipment takes a beating. The EKGs are eight to nine years old and on their last legs,” says Sandkuhl. EMSPA spokesperson and NSWAS paramedic Grant Jennison is concerned that paramedics like himself may have unwittingly put patients at risk by administering inappropriate and possibly contaminated fluids. Those affected have been contacted and advised to get tested. FLA PSA REDUCES 9-1-1 MISUSEA little public education has gone a long way in Lake Sumter, Fla., where a “Know When to Call 9-1-1” campaign has dramatically reduced ambulance-as-taxi-service calls. Aside from taking aim at non-emergent calls, it also focuses on not delaying calling for help and getting EMS assistance in a true emergency, and provides alternate numbers for people to call for non-emergencies. Director Rob White says the company supports the project. “We’re a family-owned company and understand the health issues facing EMS.” The company told its vending machine supplier, “If you want us to keep your machine, you have to stock it with healthier products.” EMSPA is calling for all of the agency’s drug kits to be replaced with tamper-proof bottles. Jennison says they haven’t acquiesced but have rather distributed an internal document telling paramedics how to tell if a bottle has been tampered with. According to a NSWAS statement, the service is in talks with manufacturers to make the bottles tamper-proof. It also says fentanyl is being securely stored and checked twice a day. “[NSWAS] believes that the steps already taken have alleviated risk of contamination to the public,” it goes on to say. But Jennison isn’t so sure, and until those bottles are replaced, neither are we. JEMS Launched in January 2007, the campaign consists of a billboard along Highway 27 just south of Leesburg, Fla., flyers distributed at community events, presentations, advertising in local magazines and a special Web site. It’s had such a positive response that it’s been featured in many media outlets and adopted by other communities. View the campaign at www.whentocall911.com. SHAM DRUG SHAMEThree New South Wales (Australia) Ambulance Service (NSWAS) paramedics, including one who has reportedly admitted to stealing fentanyl, have been taken off duty pending internal investigation of drug tampering allegations. Paramedics at the service reported to the Emergency Medical Services Protection Agency (EMSPA) that colleagues may have been using the powerful painkiller and giving patients an unknown replacement fluid (likely saline) for up to 18 months–and that the agency’s leadership knew about it. Then, Kelly Chase, with the St. Louis Blues Alumni Association and owner of a junior hockey league team, contacted Sandkuhl to propose donating proceeds from the alumni and Bandits games played on Nov. 20. She agreed, and $50,000 was raised that day. The publicity also resulted in other donors coming forward. Yancie says, “Helen was the first one to take the bull by the horns and really try to help us out.” He enlisted the help of fellow EMTs and company management. On their own time, EMTs approached local businesses to help them make life in EMS a bit healthier. According to John Robert Gardner, EMT-B, they asked restaurants that serve healthy food to give EMS personnel discounts or preferential service–head-of-the-line privileges, for instance. They’ve gotten discounts from local fitness centers as well. In return, participating businesses get certificates commending them for “helping to take care of their community by taking care of the EMS that works there.”last_img read more

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Even Before Pandemic Struck, More U.S. Adults Were Uninsured

first_imgThe CDC report found that adults who were uninsured last year because coverage was not affordable were more likely to be in poor health, a group that’s at higher risk of serious complications from COVID-19. Uninsured women were more likely to cite affordability problems than men, and those 50 and older were also more likely than the group under 30 to report a financial hardship. The increase in the uninsured rate came even as the economy was chugging along in an extended period of low unemployment. The findings suggest that even during good times, the U.S. was losing ground on coverage gains from the Obama-era health care overhaul. The new numbers come from the CDC’s National Health Interview Survey, which is considered one of the government’s most authoritative reports. Lack of affordable coverage was the top reason given for being uninsured, cited by nearly 3 out of 4 surveyed. Patient Advocacy and Understanding Ambulance Insurance BillingTelehealth Expansion Eyed Beyond PandemicCOVID-19’s Impact on EMS Documentation Requirements WASHINGTON (AP) – About 2.5 million more working-age Americans were uninsured last year, even before the coronavirus pandemic struck, according to a government report issued Wednesday. Health insurance coverage has eroded under President Donald Trump, who is still trying to overturn the Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare.” By contrast, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden wants to expand the ACA and add a new public plan in a push to eventually cover all Americans. More recent estimates suggest there are 5 million to 10 million newly uninsured. In the midst of a pandemic, that would still represent a sharp increase in the number of people who may face problems getting medical attention. Uninsured people often postpone going to see a doctor until their symptoms become severe. The Trump administration has resisted calls to fully open the ACA insurance markets during the ongoing public health emergency. The study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 14.5% of adults ages 18 to 64 were uninsured in 2019, a statistically significant increase from 2018, when 13.3% lacked coverage. The situation has only worsened since COVID-19 began to spread in the U.S. early this year, forcing a sudden economic shutdown that left millions out of work. How much worse is not yet known, because government surveys like the CDC’s have a significant lag time. In 2018, 26.3 million adults ages 18 to 64 were uninsured. Last year, that number rose to 28.8 million, CDC said. FILE – In this March 6, 2020, file photo, the headquarters for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. About 2.5 million more working-age Americans were uninsured last year, even before the coronavirus pandemic struck. That’s according to a study issued Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (AP Photo/ Ron Harris, File) Initial estimates from private experts that suggested more than 25 million people could have become uninsured due to pandemic job losses appear to have been too high. Related Experts say there could be several reasons why coverage losses due to the pandemic have not been as deep as initial feared, including people switching to a spouse’s plan and more people qualifying for Medicaid or for an ACA “special enrollment period.”last_img read more

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Food Services opens new catering facility

first_imgNotre Dame Food Services introduced a new facility, the Center for Culinary Excellence (CCE), with a grand opening on Nov. 11. This facility was formerly known as the Food Services Support Facility, and it now prepares food for Notre Dame’s cafés, dining halls and catered events.The CCE houses a new catering kitchen, bake shop and Grab-n-Go program. The relocation of catering at North Dining Hall to the CCE opens up the opportunity for possible renovations in North Dining Hall.“Our goal is to improve student dining as well as our culinary experience on campus,” John Glon, manager of the CCE, said. “We have our own kitchen here, which we’ve built so that the staff at North Dining Hall can fully concentrate on the students.”The CCE achieves the goal of separating the student dining experience from the catering experience.“Chris Abayasinghe, director of Food Services, has put a big emphasis on separating our student dining staff from our catering staff to use those two as separate entities,” Glon said.Glon said in the past, dorms were built closer to North Dining Hall but eventually started to shift south.“Back in the 90s, South Dining Hall did mostly catering, and North Dining Hall did most of student dining due to location,” he said.Glon said the rapid growth in catering production at Notre Dame has called for efforts to balance both the student dining experience with catering.“Really, the biggest driving reason [for the CCE] was to take care of our customers better and take both catering and student dining with better respect to culinary excellence,” Glon said.Food Services also takes pride in its efforts for sustainability, and with the establishment of the CCE, food supplies will be delivered directly to campus units instead of being delivered to a central storage area first, Glon said.Throughout all these changes, Glon said his favorite part of the job and the overall experience has been the challenges.“The most rewarding part is when we exceed the expectations of the students and the customers, and we achieve what we are trying to do,” Glon said.Tags: CCE, center for culinary excellence, food services support facility, glon, john glon, North Dining Hall, South Dining Halllast_img read more

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Introducing the Urban Cycling Hall of Fame, Nominate your local Hero

first_imgIt’s national bike month, and bike to work week, which is a good time to introduce the Urban Cycling Hall of Fame. In a joint effort between Chrome Industries and Echos Communications, the Urban Cycling HOF aims to recognize the riders, makers, and organizers who have developed urban cycling into what it is today.Read on for more on the selection committee, and how to nominate a rider. All of the above members of the selection committee are deep into cycling culture and have contributed significantly to the urban cycling movement. For more on each committee member, check out the Urban Hall of Fame site. You can also use the same link to nominate someone or a rider until July 15th for the 2013 class of inductees.In addtion, Chrome ONE, their 1976 GMC motor home will be making the rounds in search of cycling artifacts and videos to add to the UCHOF. Their schedule is currently wide open, so if you want the Mobile HOF to come to your city let them know. Make sure to follow the UCHOF on Twitter and Instagram as well with the handle, @UrbanCyclingHOF.last_img read more

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Shawnee Mission girls lax team holding info sessions, looking for new players

first_imgThe Shawnee Mission girls lacrosse team celebrates with its title after defeating St. Teresa’s Academy.The girls lacrosse team made up of students from Shawnee Mission high schools and area private schools that took last year’s metro title is looking for fresh blood.Shawnee Mission Girls Lacrosse, a club team, is hosting two informational sessions for prospective players in the coming weeks. Students interested in the clubs can attend either session. The sessions will be from 6:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28 and Tuesday, Feb. 2 at Leawood Presbyterian Church, 2715 W. 83rd Street.Online registration is available through the club’s website here.Team leaders stress that no previous lacrosse experience is necessary to join the clubs. Junior varsity and varsity squads will practice and compete against other teams between March 1 and May 15.The club will host two preseason demonstration and practice sessions at Lakeland Community Church, 913 NE Colburn Road in Lee’s Summit. Those sessions will be 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18 and Thursday, Feb. 25.last_img read more

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Best Bets for the Weekend: Father’s Day celebrations, World Cup, and camping out

first_imgJoin the Father-Daughter workshops with JCCC Cosmetology. Photo credit: JCCCTonight from 4-8 Johnson County Community College’s Cosmetology Department is hosting a father-daughter hairstyling and beauty workshop. Cosmetology and Esthetic students will provide step-by-step training for basic hairstyles, nail polishing, make-up and skin care. This event is free, no appointment necessary and open to all ages. Attendees can enter to win a gift basket, salon discounts and other great prizes.Today also marks the start of the World Cup. Maloney’s, will be hosting watch parties and opening early for some games. Call ahead or check out their door signs for more info.On Friday night watch (arguably) the greatest movie of all time, The Muppet Movie, in one of two locations:1) at Electric Park in Lenexa. Lawn games begin at 7:30, movie starts at dusk.2) In Santa Fe Commons in downtown Overland Park. . Come early to rock out with the fantastic Ernest James Zydeco Band, which starts at 7.See the Doo-Dads at the Lenexa Public Market on Saturday. Photo credit: The Doo-DadsThe Lenexa Public Market celebrates dads two ways on Saturday, with an art project for “Superhero Dads” and an afternoon concert and food party with the Doo-Dads.This Saturday join The Great American Campout and sleep under the stars in one of the most beautiful parks in Johnson County. Campers receive passes for a Pedal Boat Rental, admission to the Beach, and tickets to The Little Mermaid at The Theatre in the Park. The Earnest James zydeco band will play at Santa Fe Park on Friday.Dad and everyone else in the family have lots to choose from this weekend:last_img read more

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Mission councilmember Kristin Inman runs for re-election to Ward 3 seat

first_imgMission councilmember Kristin Inman earlier this week filed to run for re-election. Photo courtesy of Kristin InmanMission councilmember Kristin Inman is running for re-election this November. Inman was first elected in 2016 to the Ward 3 seat for a four-year term in office. At this time, the incumbent runs unopposed.If re-elected, Inman hopes to continue the momentum of “great successes” in Mission.“I really enjoyed my last three-and-a-half years on the council and I would like to be able to represent Ward 3 for the next four years,” she said.The city has the opportunity to focus on asset management on future community improvement projects on streets, sidewalks, structures, stormwater and other infrastructure, Inman said. For example, she hopes the city can combat Rock Creek channel erosion issues by requesting stormwater funding assistance from Johnson County.“We need to go ahead and continue working with the master plan that was presented to the council in 2016 for park and recreation,” Inman added, citing residents’ priorities for improvements on playground equipment, trails, the community center and aquatic center.Inman currently leads her fellow councilmembers as chair of the city’s community development committee. In her past life, Inman served as treasurer of Cheshire Court Homes Association.Inman said she hopes to look at business development opportunities that would also benefit more vulnerable members of the community.“There’s always funding issues on getting some of the main infrastructure items done, because of course those are very expensive,” Inman said. “But other challenges — or opportunities, I think — would be, as we look at incentives for development to come into the Mission community, if there’s a multi-family aspect to that type of development, I would like to see some incorporation of affordable housing.“If we’re going to be giving tax incentives away, we should probably ask for something for members that are a little bit more vulnerable in the community.”Other key issues in Inman’s mind as the city moves forward include teardown-rebuild of homes as well as sustainability in city planning.An Iowa native, Inman earned a business degree from Iowa State University. She moved to the Kansas City area in 1998 and has lived in Mission twice. After first settling in Mission that year, she lived for a time in Overland Park with her husband, Billy Inman. The couple has lived in Ward 3 since 2013.last_img read more

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