Progress Continues for Women’s Foundation Appointments Project
Kansas City, MO –Today, the Women’s Foundation announced that Mayor Sly James appointed Beverly Cunningham to the Property Maintenance Appeals Board. The Women’s Foundation promoted Cunningham through their Appointments Project, which has partnered with Mayor James to address the gender gap in city leadership positions.
“Beverly will be a remarkable asset to the property Maintenance Appeals Board and we appreciate her willingness to serve her community,” said Wendy Doyle, President and CEO of the Women’s Foundation.
“I’m appreciative that Beverly is joining this board, which establishes standards and helps protect neighborhoods from blight,” Mayor Sly James said. “Her record of public service shows she will make a substantial contribution so that Kansas City will be an even better place to live.”
Beverly Cunningham received a master’s degree in Public Administration from Park University and has had a decorated career serving in the public sector. Cunningham worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Homeland Security before beginning her current position as Management and Program Analyst at the Department of Justice in Kansas City in 2010. Cunningham is no stranger to serving on boards as she was the President of the Kansas City Metro Junior Golf Club Board from 2009 to 2013 and currently serves as the Vice President of the Center School District Board. She has consistently been an active leader in her community through her participation in organizations like the Girl Scouts of NE Kansas and NW Missouri, the Black Federal Employee’s Council, and her service as a Jackson County Court Appointed Special Advocate.
"I am very excited to be a part of the Women's Foundation Appointment Project. Mayor James is providing a great service to the community by collaborating with the Women's Foundation and making women aware of the opportunities our city has for women," said Cunningham. "I hope that more women and minorities take part in this endeavor. I look forward to being an integral part of the Property Maintenance Appeals Board and learning all I can. I thank Mayor James and his office for this wonderful opportunity."
The Women’s Foundation Appointments Project serves as a talent bank, advisor, and advocate for women seeking opportunities to lead in Kansas City and works to attract diverse applicants for appointed positions on boards and commissions. The Women’s Foundation guides women through the process of applying for these positions.
The Women’s Foundation promotes equity and opportunity for women and girls, using philanthropy, research and policy solutions to make meaningful change. More information about the organization can be found at www.Womens-Foundation.org.