Carolyn Kennett

Carolyn directed advertising and marketing for the Parsons Sun and moved from there to become the city’s economic development director. In both roles, she has sought out and listened to the voices of her neighbors. To gain a better understanding of what was drawing people to and from Parsons, Kennett created the Parsons Action Council. Through the Council, Kennett brought together 30 people who had grown up in Parsons, gone away to school, but returned to raise their children – reasoning that these motivated parents would have a vested interest in Parsons’ future and had made a conscious choice to be there.

City: Parsons