may, 2021

26may3:00 pm3:45 pmMillennials in Public ServiceJournal Live

Kansas State Capitol with graphic of House and Senate members by generation

Event Details

Millennials in Public Service

Wednesday, May 26 | 3:00-3:45 PM CDT
A livestream event (Facebook and YouTube | no registration)

Younger generations gained significantly in the Kansas Statehouse after the 2020 election. For the first time ever, both the House Speaker and Senate President are now members of Generation X, the cohort born between 1965 and 1980.

The number of Gen X, millennial and Gen Z lawmakers increased by 33% from the session before and those generations now account for 61 of the Legislature’s 165 members.

Millennials, in particular, are playing an increasingly large role in public service in Kansas and around the country. What draws millennials to public service? What do they find rewarding and challenging? And what advice do they have for others considering public service in their 20s and 30s?

Join Journal managing editor Chris Green and a panel of experts for a live streamed virtual discussion focused on the public service of millennials.

Tune in on our Facebook or YouTube channels.

The panel will feature:
  • Layla Zaidane, President and CEO of the Millennial Action Project
  • State Rep. Nick Hoheisel, MAP Future Caucus co-vice-chair, R-Wichita
  • State Rep. Rui Xu, MAP Future Caucus co-chair, D-Westwood
  • State Rep. Brandon Woodard, MAP Future Caucus co-vice-chair, D-Lenexa

For more information on The Journal, visit klcjournal.com. The print edition featuring the story about generations in public service can be purchased at the Kansas Leadership Center’s online store.