Inspiring Women in Public Administration Conference 2015

Confidence: The Power to Be Great Leaders

The purpose of the conference is to come together to exchange stories, ideas, and encouragement with other women in public administration.

Date: Thursday, June 25, 2015
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with reception to follow
Location: KU Edwards Campus, BEST Conference Center
12600 Quivira Road, Overland Park, KS 66213
Cost: $115 for full day; $75 for half day; $45 for students
The student rate is for full-time students and for part-time students whose employers are not paying the conference fee for the student.
Deadline: June 15, 2015 Registration is now closed.
Attire: Casual, yes casual. We want you to be comfortable to move around - sometimes heels and suits get in the way of productive head space.
Register: Registration is now closed.
Lodging: Click here for a listing of Overland Park hotels.
Contact: Angie Soden at or 785-864-9090

2015 Planning Committee

  • Margaret Mahoney, Conference Chair, Assistant Director, Dole Institute of Politics
  • Kate Bender, Deputy Performance Officer, Office of Performance Management, City Manager's Office, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Caitlin Gard, Assistant to the Public Works Director, Shawnee, KS
  • Kimiko Gilmore, Assistant City Manager, Kansas City, MO
  • Jasmin Moore, Sustainability Program Manager, Johnson County Department of Health & Environment
  • Stephanie Moore, Program Supervisor Community Development, Unified Government of Wyandotte County & Kansas City, KS
  • Noel Rasor, Assistant Director, KU Public Management Center
  • Sara Singer, Deputy City Manager, Tualatin, OR
  • Angie Soden, Public Relations Coordinator, KU School of Public Affairs & Administration
  • Sonta Wilburn, Police Major, Overland Park, KS

2015 Ambassador Committee

  • Karen Davis, Management Partners, Inc.
  • Alecia Gray, Public Relations Manager, KU School of Public Affairs & Administration
  • Beth Linn, City Administrator, Edgerton, KS
  • Jan Perkins, Management Partners, Inc.

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Click here for the speakers' bios

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