Lee’s Summit Economic Development Council Chairman Chip Moxley was honored Thursday evening with the Missouri Municipal League’s West Gate Division Civic Leadership Award. Moxley was chosen by Lee’s Summit mayor Bill Baird for his ongoing dedication and leadership in the city.
Moxley is the President of Tingle Flooring in Lee’s Summit and has a longstanding relationship with the LSEDC. After serving for several years on the executive committee, he took over as chair at the beginning of July. LSEDC President & CEO Rick McDowell praised Moxley for his most recent accomplishment.
“We are proud to have Chip as a leader in our organization,” McDowell said. “Chip has shown tremendous dedication to Lee’s Summit. He was an integral part in completing the 291/50 Highway divergeabout and his efforts to help the community thrive have been a benefit to all in the Lee’s Summit Community.”
Moxley served as co-chair of the Gateway Business Alliance, which helped gain support the interchange improvement. But his involvement in community organizations within Lee’s Summit began many years ago when his friend Diane Sief suggested he become involved in the Lee’s Summit Educational Foundation. Having two children who had graduated from the district, a wife who had taught there, Moxley was drawn to helping serve the organization.
“It kind of snowballed from there,” Moxley said.
Over the years, Moxley has also served in various capacities in several other organizations in Lee’s Summit including the LSEDC, Saint Luke’s Foundation Board of Trustees, R-7 Business Roundtable, UMB Bank Kansas City Region Advisory Board, John Knox Village, and the Velocity Board of Directors.
His contributions would seem substantial to most, but for Moxley this award is a humbling experience.
“You start to realize how much of a need there is in a lot of different ways, but you also realize how many people have served before you and are still serving,” said Moxley. “When you are lucky enough to be part of a community that has supported you and your business, it feels good to give back.”
In addition to Moxley, several others who were awarded the Civic Leadership Award for their contributions to their various communities throughout Missouri. The Missouri Municipal League supports more than 600 municipalities in the state through training, resources and legislative advocacy.