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Meet Kirkwood’s new neighborhood leaders

Kirkwood and East Lake

Meet Kirkwood’s new neighborhood leaders


From left to right: Geoff Mueller, KNO president elect, Odell Horne, secretary elect, and Justin Andrews, treasurer-elect. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

The Kirkwood Neighbors’ Organization elected new leadership for 2015.

KNO members voted unanimously on Nov. 10 to elect Geoff Mueller as president, Benno Rothschild as vice president, Odell Horne as secretary and Justin Andrews as treasurer.

Rothschild, a local attorney, currently serves as secretary and is the only person returning to the board. He was unable to attend Monday’s meeting.

Benno Rothschild. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

Benno Rothschild. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

Mueller will replace outgoing president Jeffery Childers, who is term limited.

Mueller is an engineer with the Clorox Company and owns rental property. He has lived in Kirkwood since 2007 and has been an active volunteer.

Mueller said he likes living in Kirkwood because, “For me it’s just the diversity of the people here.”

“I like sidewalk communities,” Mueller said. “I like to be able to walk to the park. The real reason I (volunteer) is I enjoy meeting the kind of people who volunteer.”

Andrews owns a landscaping supply business and likes keeping up with finances. He’s lived in Kirkwood since 2002.

Horne is an associate disability adjudicator who works with clients of the Social Security Administration. He’s lived in Kirkwood since 2012.

He said other KNO members asked him to serve.

“Some people volunteered me, actually,” he said, laughing. “So I stepped up when asked.”

KNO board members serve one year terms and there’s a two-term limit. The new board will take over in January.

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