Former mayor will lead efforts to connect with local municipalities, community groups


HUTCHINSON, KS – To advance its commitment to strong relationships with Kansas municipalities, Luminous Neon Art & Sign Systems has hired Cindy Proett to fill the position of Municipal & Community Coordinator.

By interacting regularly with city officials, Proett seeks to maintain good working relationships between the sign industry, local businesses, and those responsible for sign code. Proett, who was elected to the Hutchinson City Council and is a former mayor of Hutchinson, has a deep understanding of municipal government. Additionally, her career involves more than 20 years of policy research, communication and advocacy with the Kansas Department of Health & Environment, Electronic Data Services (EDS) and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas.

Additionally, the role includes outreach to strategic business partners and other community groups to strengthen the company’s relationships with key stakeholders.

Proett replaces Echo Van Meteren, who initiated the position in 2014. Proett will work at the company’s West 4th Ave. location in Hutchinson. Proett graduated with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Sterling College. She’s an elder at First Presbyterian Church of Hutchinson and serves as treasurer for the Pi Beta Phi alumnae organization.


Employing nearly 80 people in six cities across Kansas, the company’s workforce boasts an average tenure of more than 12 years and a collective 1,216 years of sign industry experience. Founded in 1928, the company celebrates its 88th anniversary in 2016.

As the largest on-premise sign provider in Kansas, the Luminous Neon offers full project management capabilities including design, fabrication, installation, service and repair. Customers include banks, hospitals, retailers, colleges, shopping centers, non-profit organizations and others.

For additional information, visit or contact Joe Ontjes at 620-860-2601 or

Cindy Proett, Municipal & Community Coordinator

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