Robert Kipp

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Robert Kipp is a civic leader with more than 50 years’ experience managing city administrations, commercial development and philanthropic efforts. He has worked in city administration for Lawrence; Vandalia and Fairborn, Ohio; and Kansas City, Mo. During his tenure as the city manager of Kansas City he earned the International City/County Management Association Management Innovation Award and the National Public Service Award. Following his work as city manager in Kansas City, Kipp has served as President of the Crown Center Commercial District, a member of the Hall Family Foundation Board of Directors, as well as Chairman of Crown Center and a Vice President at Hallmark. Kipp graduated from KU with a Master’s in Public Administration in 1956.


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