Nacente Seabury Appointed to Kansas City Environmental Management Commission

Women's Foundation Appointments Project Continues to Make Progress

Kansas City, MO -- Women’s Foundation is proud to announce the appointment of Nacente Seabury to the Kansas City Environmental Management Commission. Seabury was appointed by Mayor Sly James, who has partnered with Women’s Foundation’s Appointments Project through his Women’s Empowerment Initiative (WE), in order to address the gender gap in city leadership positions. 

“Nacente Seabury brings experience and passion to the Kansas City Environmental Commission, and the city will greatly benefit from her dedication to the cause,” said Mayor Sly James. “Thanks to our continued partnership with Women’s Foundation, we remain dedicated to increasing the number of qualified women in leadership roles on boards and commissions in Kansas City.”

“Women’s Foundation is proud to have supported Nacente Seabury in her application process to the Kansas City Environmental Commission and believe she will add a valuable perspective in this new leadership role,” said Wendy Doyle, President and CEO of Women’s Foundation. “We are proud to continue to partner with Kansas City to empower more women to serve on boards and commissions.”

Seabury’s passion for environmental management, justice, and advocacy stems from her experience as an environmental associate attorney for an Amlaw 100 law firm based in Kansas City, as well as her broad advocacy work for a large NGO in Accra, Ghana in West Africa.  Currently, Seabury has transitioned her environmental practice to one that focuses on public service and currently practices for a government agency dedicated to environmental protection.  Seabury graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 2014 with a Juris Doctor, as well as from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, with a BA in History, cum laude, with departmental honors.

“As a woman of color dedicated to eradicating systemic social and environmental inequality, it is a privilege to serve my community as a commissioner and further the cause of environmental awareness and preservation in our diverse city,” Seabury said. “ I truly appreciate Women's Foundation’s help facilitating this appointment, and I am excited to partner with the Foundation in the future to encourage even more women to pursue civic engagement."

Women’s Foundation's Appointments Project serves as a talent bank, advisor, and advocate for women seeking opportunities to lead and works to attract diverse applicants for appointed positions on boards and commissions. Women’s Foundation guides women through the process of applying for these positions. 

More than 35 women have been appointed to boards and commissions in Missouri and Kansas as a result of the Appointments Project since its launch in the spring of 2014.  The Appointments Project is currently active in helping recruit and train more women to serve on boards and commissions for the States of Missouri and Kansas, St. Louis County, and the Cities of St. Louis, Springfield, and Kansas City, MO, and Topeka and Olathe, KS. 

Women’s Foundation promotes equity and opportunity for women of all ages, using research, philanthropy and policy solutions to make meaningful change.  More information about the organization can be found at