Statement on Kansas City Local Elections Results

Kansas City, MO – Wendy Doyle, President & CEO of the Women’s Foundation, today released the following statement regarding the Kansas City local election results:

Congratulations to Mayor Sly James, a leader in promoting gender equity, and to all those elected last night to the Kansas City Council.  It is encouraging to see that women will now hold five seats on the Council, marking progress in representation. 

The Women’s Foundation looks forward to working with all members of the Council on public policy issues that impact women and their families and towards building a stronger community.

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