Inspiring Women in Public Administration Conference 2016

Challenge Accepted: Women Redefining Leadership​

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

Date: Friday, July 15, 2016
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:10 p.m. with a reception following

Ball Conference Center
21350 W 153rd St
Olathe, KS 66061

View a floorplan of the venue here.

Parking: Parking is available surrounding the Ball Conference Center and also at the Johnson County Community College Health Education Center next door. View a parking map here.

Full day: $129
Half day: $89
Students: $59*

*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: Early-bird registration: June 17
Regular registration: July 1 at 5 p.m.
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 has closed.
Lodging: Click here for a listing of Olathe hotels.
Contact: Angie Soden at or 785-864-9090

2016 Conference Leadership

  • Margaret Mahoney, Conference Chair, Assistant Director for Operations, Dole Institute of Politics
  • Sara Singer, Conference Chair-Elect, Vice President, JRO + Co
  • Beth Linn, Ambassador Committee Chair, City Administrator, Edgerton, KS
  • Angie Soden, Conference Manager, Public Relations Coordinator, KU School of Public Affairs & Administration

Planning Committee

  • Kimiko Gilmore, Assistant City Manager, Kansas City, MO
  • Jennifer Martin, License & Permit Supervisor, Community Development Department, City of Lenexa, KS​
  • 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
  • C. Ren Morton, Public Administration Intern, Johnson County Manager's Office
  • Kim Murphree, Technical Services Manager, Lawrence Police Department​
  • Emily Randel, Public Information Officer, City of Mission, KS
  • Noel Rasor, Assistant Director, KU Public Management Center
  • Sonta Wilburn, Police Major, Overland Park, KS

Ambassador Committee

  • Ellen Bietz, Executive Officer, School of Nursing Dean’s Office, University of Kansas Medical Center
  • Katie Corder, Strategic Government Resources​
  • Karen Davis, Senior Management Advisor, Management Partners, Inc.
  • Aimee Garcia, Finance Manager, Campus Administration and Operations SSC, University of Kansas​
  • Alecia Gray, Public Relations Manager, KU School of Public Affairs & Administration
  • Leslie Herring, Assistant to the City Manager, City of Eudora, KS
  • Cris Loomis-Nay, Clinical Services Program Manager, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment​
  • Jan Perkins, Senior Partner, Management Partners, Inc.
  • Michelle Welch, Graduate Academic Advisor - Senior, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Kansas

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