On September 23, 2013, at an event held at Mingle in Downtown Lee’s Summit, Trish Carlyle officially announced her candidacy for the seat on Lee’s Summit City Council in District 2, a position being vacated by Councilman Brian Whitley.
Carlyle spoke before a crowd of her constituents and supporters, stating that she has watched Lee’s Summit grow at an exceptional rate since moving here eighteen years ago, and she is excited to be a part of that continued expansion. However, Carlyle wants to be certain that the endeavor to grow Lee’s Summit happens in a responsible manner. She emphasized the quality of life we have all come to cherish in Lee’s Summit should not be sacrificed for the sake of economic development.
As a mother of three, Carlyle said she feels lucky to be able to raise her family in Lee’s Summit. She spoke of the beautiful parks and neighborhoods, the incredible school district, and the lively downtown area. Carlyle wants to work with the city in its quest to promote, develop, and advocate for the arts in Lee’s Summit. She spoke of the initiative already in place to bring more cultural art programs to the city. She wants to continue this endeavor in an effort to attract young families to Lee’s Summit.
At the event held on Monday, Carlyle stated, "I would love to be able to help the people of my district be heard, and to help guide Lee’s Summit through the tough decisions we are going to have to make in the future." She added, "I work hard at everything I do, and I am not afraid of a challenge."
Carlyle is an active member in the Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce. She sits on the Business Development Council, the Education Committee, and the Governmental Relations Committee. She is a member of the Hope House Young Professionals; an active member in the Noticed Network; a member of The Paralegal Society; and a member of the PTA at Pleasant Lea Elementary and Pleasant Lea Middle School.
In addition to raising her family with her husband, Roger, Carlyle works as a litigation paralegal in Overland Park, KS. She joked that she does the "real work" at the law firm. To which her boss, Bruce Keplinger, promptly agreed. "We couldn’t do it without her," he stated.
Carlyle and her family enjoy scouting, playing in the parks, taking nature walks, growing vegetables in their garden, and going to sporting events. Carlyle, herself, has taken on the hobby of and creating beautiful (and delicious) event cakes for friends and family, which her children love to "assist" with.
Monday’s event was sponsored by The Noticed Network, a Lee’s Summit based initiative to inspire people all around the world. To learn more about the Noticed Network please visit www.thenoticednetwork.com. To learn more about Trish Carlyle, you can visit www.carlyleforthecommunity.com, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.