Appointee Profile: Amanda Swysgood

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Amanda has been appointed to the Liquor Control Board of Kansas City. She is a public sector attorney – working for both the state and now Jackson County. She and her fiancé are foster parents to a 5-year old girl and a four-month old boy.

Amanda I applied to the Appointments Project about two years ago – after listening to Samantha Power at the Women’s Foundation annual event. She wanted to be on board that she could utilize her knowledge as a lawyer but was different than her job (Assistant County Counselor for Jackson County).

Local government impacts your daily life much more so than what happens in Jefferson City or Washington DC. As a society, we need more women to be a part of the decision making that will impact us every day.