City News Center

City News Center

Posted on: January 1, 2018

Council seat natural fit for Hughes


Andrea Hughes knew her path early on.
Hughes, a City Council member since 2015, said she’s always been very civic-minded.
“I went to school for political science,” Hughes said. “I always knew I wanted to be involved in my community. This was a perfect opportunity for me in Spring Hill.”
Growing up on the other side of the state line, Hughes moved from coast to coast before finally settling in Spring Hill in 2010 with her husband, Jamie, she said.
“I was always growing up within a five-minute drive of the Chiefs’ stadium throughout my entire life,” Hughes said with a chuckle.
She then moved across state lines to attend Avila University and then move on to law school at the University of Kansas, she said. Since then, she has practiced property law for the past eight years with her most recent employment at Leavenworth County as the deputy county counselor.
Spring Hill was a perfect compromise for her and her husband, she said. Jamie is originally from western Kansas and Spring Hill provided the perfect opportunity to be rural but close enough to city amenities.
At home, Hughes has two children with Jamie: a new baby girl born in September 2016, Ginger, and a three-year-old son, Conner, she said.
In her free time, Hughes said she enjoys taking her children swimming, whether it be indoors or outdoors. Her family also enjoys working on projects at home.

“We’re very home-oriented,” she said. “We do a lot of fixer upper projects around the house.”
Recently, her family has accomplished painting their entire home, adding a deck onto the house and planting trees in the yard, she said.
One of her favorite parts of being on the City Council is hearing from residents, she said. Stuck in the middle of two generations, Generation X and Millennials, Hughes said she can relate to many different ages with concerns.
“I often am on Facebook or other social media and I see citizens are talking about something in the community,” she said. “I will make a call to the City and I’ll ask them if they know about this issue. I like to follow up for people. I don’t always see what people say as a complaint. I enjoy making a call on behalf of people even if they don’t ask me to.”
Hughes also believes it’s extremely important for women to be involved in their community.
“When I was getting into politics, I didn’t have that woman to lean on,” Hughes said. “I find that a woman’s perspective is a little bit different when looking at the whole perspective and I would have enjoyed that myself.
“[Women] are often serving the community behind the scenes in an informal kind of community tightness,” she said. “They really come together to make things work. Just because you don’t see a lot of women on the City Council or other boards doesn’t mean that they aren’t there serving in another capacity.
“I encourage those women to contact me to get involved. I would love to help women find their path to be involved in the city.”

To contact Mrs. Hughes, call (913) 592-9610 or email You can also follow her on Facebook at @AHughesinSpringHill

Facebook Twitter Google Plus Email

Other News in City News Center

2018 luau

Aquatic Center positions now open

Posted on: December 1, 2018
Hometown Holidays

Hometown Holidays returns this year

Posted on: November 1, 2018
Jose Leon Nov. 8 meeting

City hires Assistant City Administrator

Posted on: November 16, 2018
Painted plows

Snow season tips: What you need to know

Posted on: November 1, 2018
Niko 2018

How does K9 Niko stay comfortable?

Posted on: November 1, 2018
Calendar icon

Holiday schedule set for City offices

Posted on: November 1, 2018

Connect with us online and by phone

Posted on: October 1, 2018

2019 Operating Budget approved

Posted on: September 1, 2018
MARC Recycling Guide

Recycling: Are you doing it right?

Posted on: August 30, 2018
Lake June 2018

Some boats now allowed at City lake

Posted on: August 1, 2018

Municipal Court to hold Amnesty Day

Posted on: August 1, 2018

Hendershot named City Administrator

Posted on: June 29, 2018
fireworks 2

Fireworks dates set for 2018

Posted on: May 1, 2018

Parks Spotlight: Celia Dayton Park

Posted on: June 1, 2018
New traffic signs

Construction to begin on US 169

Posted on: April 1, 2018

Burn ban in effect

Posted on: April 1, 2018
Park Master Plan

Veterans Park plan approved by Council

Posted on: February 1, 2018

Trash rates to be adjusted this year

Posted on: February 1, 2018

2018 preview/2017 review

Posted on: January 1, 2018
Academy graduation

New officers complete academy

Posted on: January 1, 2018
Aquatic Center Entrance

Aquatic Center positions now open

Posted on: January 1, 2018