McMunn elected to lead Sunset Hills board

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For the first time since 1993, the president of the Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen is a woman.

Ward 1 Alderman Ann McMunn is the second woman to be selected as president of the Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen in its 64-year history.

Crestwood City Clerk Helen Ingold served as Sunset Hills board president from 1992-1993 while an alderman in the city.

McMunn was elected as board president over the previous president, Ward 4 Alderman Thompson Price, at the board meeting April 27.

Ward 3 Alderman Cathy Friedmann nominated McMunn, a move that was supported by newly elected Aldermen Christine Lieber of Ward 2 and Fred Daues of Ward 4, along with Ward 2 Alderman Casey Wong. McMunn also voted for herself.

Price was nominated by Ward 1 Alderman Joe Stewart and seconded by newly elected Ward 3 Alderman Randy Epperson.

McMunn was elected to her first term in 2018 and re-elected unopposed in 2020. Price is in his third term as alderman and was first elected in 2016, then re-elected in 2018 and 2020.

In the past, former Ward 1 Alderman Dee Baebler lobbied unsuccessfully for president, including a column written in The Call asking if it was time for a woman to lead the board.

Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in the June 24, 2021 print edition of The Call, which incorrectly said McMunn is the first woman board president in Sunset Hill’s history. She is the first woman board president in over 25 years.