Recognizing KLC Alumni serving as
elected and appointed officials
A List of our Alumni in Public Service, and an Event to Celebrate their Work for the Common Good
Are you an alum of the Kansas Leadership Center with experience serving in elected or appointed roles in local or state government?
KLC encourages more Kansans to exercise leadership for positive community change by taking an active part in civic life. While anyone can lead at any time, individuals serving in state or county government, city councils, education boards and other community advisory boards have a special opportunity to mobilize others and make a greater impact for the greater good of the communities we share.
Kim Gronniger wrote in the The Journal that many KLC alumni across party lines serve in state government. “More than 50 current and former legislators, nearly 70% of whom are Republicans, have attended KLC trainings.” Currently, “four cabinet secretaries in Gov. Laura Kelly’s administration – Delia Garcia, Laura Howard, Julie Lorenz and David Toland – have been schooled in Kansas Leadership Center ideas,” along with Deputy Secretary of Commerce Patty Clark and Director of Appointments Scott Allegrucci.
A list of alumni in public service, past and present
To celebrate and support our alumni who are doing this tough adaptive work as well as to inspire others to take up the challenge and rewards of public service, we’ve started a list of all KLC alums — past and present — serving in elected and appointed roles in local, county and state government across Kansas.
We’ve made good progress on the list, but we know there are many more of you out there! We want to create the most accurate list we can, and keep it as up-to-date as possible.
“It takes extra effort sometimes to seek out the voices in the community that are not always the loudest or that say what I might not want to here. But it is through an open dialogue where all voices are welcome and heard that true governance can happen.”
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“Leadership happens when you step out, ask questions, and encourage others. This can be done as a councilman, a board member, or a citizen in our community. The principles of KLC have helped me reframe the way I engage with others and bring all stakeholders into the conversation.”
A gathering for KLC alumni serving as elected or appointed officials
We also believe that to maximize their ability to influence the civic landscape for the common good, it is critical for our alums to work together and support one another, share leadership learnings and best practices.
That’s why, on November 18, we’re hosting a KLC alumni gathering of elected or appointed officials called “Leadership in Public Service.”
We’re inviting all alums who have served in this capacity to help us share your success stories, your experiences and inspire others in roles like the ones you have served in.