Mayor and City Council
Ben Kalny - Mayor
Ben Kalny is serving his first term as mayor after serving two terms as a member of the Lake Quivira City Council. Ben has over 30 years of fond memories at Lake Quivira and he and his wife Valerie have four children.
"We are all fortunate to live in such a special place,” Kalny says. “It is incumbent upon both Quivira, Inc. and the City of Lake Quivira to work together to ensure that we honor our heritage and fiercely defend our uniqueness, while making sound, long-term decisions that will protect our community for generations to come.”
Ben has an undergraduate degree in business as well as a law degree. He is a principal and co-founder of Axiom Equities, a real estate investment firm.
Bruce Rimbo City Council
Bruce Rimbo is serving his first term on the Lake Quivira City Council. He and his wife Toni have been married for 45 years and have lived in Lake Quivira for the last five years.
Bruce began his career as a newspaper reporter that eventually took him into the horse racing business for nearly 40 years. He first came to Kansas in 1989 to oversee the construction, opening and operation of The Woodlands RaceTrack. He currently is retired and enjoying life near his two children and three grandchildren.“
Lake Quivira is a great place to live,” Rimbo says. “It is the best kept secret in Kansas City and a big part of our job is to work at keeping it just that so our children and grandchildren can enjoy its wonderful family atmosphere in a safe and friendly way.”
Dave White City Council
Dave White is serving his second term on the Lake Quivira City Council. He’s been a member of Lake Quivira since 1998 - first as an off lake member - before moving on lake where he lives with his wife Mary Ann.
A native of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Dave spent his entire career with Marion Laboratories and that is how he came to Kansas City. “Marion was a wonderful place to work and provided me, through Mr. Kauffman, so much opportunity to grow,” White says. “One of Mr. K’s teachings was to “treat others as you wish to be treated.” This philosophy has been around for awhile, but so easily neglected.”
Dave has served in many roles over the years at Lake Quivira, including The Quivira Inc. Public Relations and Membership Committee, Security and Safety Committee, Finance Committee and the Restrictions and Architectural Review Board. “Our community is a privilege to live in, and its beauty and uniqueness should be preserved,” Dave adds.