2022 Chamber & Main Street Executive Board
President: Sarah Kessinger
Sarah Kessinger looks forward to the year as president of Chamber & Main Street because this is such a great place to grow up, to work and to retire. “All of those assets mean only good things for this town’s future,” she said. “I’d like to help keep our community strong and hope to learn from leaders in Humboldt, Lindsborg and Emporia about community development that’s recently brought those towns national attention.” “Marysville Chamber & Main Street has an energetic board, willing to dedicate the hands-on work needed to stage events and tackle new efforts. I look forward to working with them and the city in pushing for completion of the Seventh Street corridor, downtown beautification and other projects.” Sarah is editor and publisher of the Marysville Advocate. She became the weekly newspaper’s owner in 2012 after her parents published it for 37 years. Sarah is a graduate of Marysville High School and Kansas State University. She worked as a reporter and editor for newspapers in Kansas and Texas before returning to Marysville in 2008 to run the paper. She formerly served on the Marysville Main Street board and was its president in 2011. Sarah’s husband is Peter Muraski, facilitator for the gifted program at Highland Park High School in Topeka. They have two adult children, Paul, an engineering student at Kansas State University, and Sophia, who works at Community Physicians Clinic. They have one grandchild.
Vice President: Rachel Frye
Treasurer: Sami Crouse
Secretary: Liz Warren
Welcome the NEW Board Members
I was born and raised in Marysville and graduated from MHS. I pursued a career in nursing with an emphasis in geriatrics and specialized in memory care which brought me back to Marysville. My husband, Trent, and I opened The Lighthouse, a memory care residence, west of town four years ago. Together with Korbin, our son, we enjoy as much family time as possible with traveling, sports, and outdoor activities.
Jim Hull is the President & CEO of Sunflower Community Federal Credit Union. He has worked for the Credit Union since September of 2020. Prior to joining the credit union Mr. Hull spent 18 years working in various roles for several community banks in the State of Nebraska. He is a native of Salina, KS and a graduate of Kansas State University. He lives in Jansen, NE with his wife, Heather, and their son, Bennett. Mr. Hull has family roots in Marshall County that go back five generations.
Wade grew up in Falls City, Nebraska and is a die hard Husker fan! Wade moved to Marysville in 2019 with his wife, McKenzie, who is originally from Marysville. Together they have one 4-legged fur child named Hank. Wade works as a Sales Associate at Farm Bureau Financial Services in downtown Marysville. In his free time, Wade enjoys golfing, bowling, and going on hikes/walks with McKenzie and Hank. He is on the Big Blue River Days committee and is a Black Squirrel Bark Park committee member. When they first started dating, Wade would visit Marysville occasionally with McKenzie. He instantly felt a connection with Black Squirrel City. “I grew up in a small town and have always loved the small town atmosphere. I’ve always known I wanted to settle down in a place like Marysville. I was instantly welcomed here by people in the community. Everyone knew how to welcome outsiders like myself and help get me involved. I like living in a place where I can leave a positive, visible impact and I hope to do that here in Marysville!
Debbie Price works as an Accounting Clerk with Blue Valley Technologies. She started with BVT in November 2018 and enjoys the challenge her daily tasks bring, as well as working alongside the best co-workers anyone could ask for. Prior to her work at BVT, Debbie served as the City Clerk in Marysville for over ten years. She has been involved with several civic organizations and activities. Debbie is currently serving as a board member for Sunflower Community Federal Credit Union. In her free time, Debbie enjoys being with family and friends, baking, shopping, and reading.
Aaron Westbrook is an attorney at the law firm of Galloway, Wiegers & Brinegar which he joined in October 2021. After graduating from Washburn University School of Law in 2013, Aaron began his legal career in the energy sector prior to transitioning into private practice. Aaron relocated from Dallas, TX to Marysville in September of 2021 where he resides with his loyal boxer, Major. Working with GWB, Aaron handles a wide variety of legal matters, including family law, estate planning, business planning and civil litigation. In his free time, you’ll find Aaron enjoying the great outdoors, traveling, attempting to play the guitar, spending time with family and friends, and serving the combined communities of his new hometown.