Each year, the Truman Heartland Community Foundation (THCF) asks local mayors to nominate a citizen from their city who lends their time, talents, and energy to better their community. This year, Mayor Todd has selected to bestow the honor posthumously to Christina “Kiki” Claphan.
Mayor Todd shared the news via video conference with Kiki’s family on April 29th.
“I can’t think of anyone more deserving of the honor. She represented what you look for in a Citizen of the Year. Not only for her work with the City, but the school district as well. Grain Valley was lucky to have her,” Mayor Todd said.
Claphan will be honored September 26th at the THCF’s Toast to Our Towns Gala.
Christina “Kiki” Claphan will be honored in September as Grain Valley’s Citizen of the Year.
Photo courtesy: City of Grain Valley