Eau Claire City Council President Kerry Kincaid is a graduate of UW-Eau Claire with degrees in Political Science and Secondary Education, and holds a Master's Degree in Library Science from UW-Madison. She is currently working on a doctorate in leadership at St. Thomas University in St. Paul, MN. Her dissertation will focus on the decision making habits of leaders in local elected office. Council President Kincaid was elected to the City Council in 2004. After serving as Vice President for two years, she was elected Council President in April 2009—a position she still holds.
In 2014, Kincaid won the Public Employee of the Year award from the Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce. She was named a Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of Indian Waters Council in 2004, and in 2009 won the Dedicated Service Award from Downtown Eau Claire Inc. for her work to elevate the importance of a vibrant downtown economy. Most recently she was honored as one of the Humans of the Chippewa Valley, a project of the students at Delong Middle School. Kincaid is also a member of the National League of Cities, Women In Municipal Government.
During her tenure as Council President, Kincaid has stressed the importance of civil public discourse and the responsibility of elected officials to debate issues with facts. Her top priority is strengthening democracy at the local level through a high standard of public service.