The League of Kansas Municipalities, and its participating member cities, is working with the Women’s Foundation to encourage and promote board and commission vacancies be filled with diverse and underrepresented members of their communities.
The goal of our collaboration efforts will be to increase representation of diverse populations on boards and commissions by offering a variety of civic engagement trainings and tools. The League wants to assist city staff in managing and recruiting for their boards and commissions, and demystify the process for interested candidates.
“The League works everyday to strengthen the cities of Kansas and our partnership with the Women’s Foundation not only makes our communities stronger, but it addresses the critical issue of diversity in the civic arena,” said League of Kansas Municipalities Executive Director Erik Sartorius. The League will be working with the Kansas State University Extension and Women's Foundation to develop training and educational materials over the coming months. These materials will be focused on encouraging and implementing policies that foster greater involvement of diverse populations in Kansas' cities.