Bonnaye Mims Makes History As First African American Elected To Raytown Board of Alderman

MimsHistory was recently made when Ms. Bonnaye Mims was elected to the Raytown Ward 5 Alderman seat. When sworn in on April 18, she will be the First African American elected to serve on the Board.

“The voters of Raytown have put their faith in me to represent their interests in our City. I am committed to zealously ensuring the people of Raytown have a voice at City Hall,” Ms. Mims said.

“It is humbling to be empowered by the voters to fight for their concerns,” continued Alderman Elect Mims.

Ms. Mims’ election represents a historic moment in the City’s history as the first minority person of color to be elected to the Board. When asked about the historical nature of her election as the first African American to be elected to the Raytown Board of Alderman, Mims simply said, “Diversity helps form stronger decisions and reflects the mirror image of the City I am proud to call home.”

A former two term Missouri State Representative and an almost 20-year veteran of the Hickman Mills School Board, Ms. Mims brings experience and leadership to the Board of Alderman that will elevate the governance of Raytown.

She has a strong expertise in budgeting from her elected public service which will be called upon immediately as the City grapples with the fiscal challenges of balancing the priorities of providing essentially City services to the citizens.

Alderman Elect Mims concluded, “Throughout my career in government I have always been committed to constituent services and maximizing the value of the taxpayers’ dollars invested for the return of services they receive.”

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