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City of Kansas City, Mo.
CONTACT: Susan Borge, aide to Councilwoman Marcason, at (816) 513-1617
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 13, 2009
Councilwoman Marcason appointed to Missouri Women’s Council
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has appointed City of Kansas City, Mo., City Councilwoman Jan Marcason, 4th District, to the Missouri Women’s Council. The council was established in 1985 to identify and address issues affecting the economic and employment status of women in Missouri.
The council works closely with other agencies and community-based organizations to build awareness, educate, promote opportunities for, and enhance the lives and well being of Missouri's women and families.
“I am honored by Gov. Nixon's appointment and look forward to working with legislators and other council appointees to increase economic opportunities for women in Missouri,” Marcason said.
The bipartisan council is an agency within the Missouri Department of Economic Development, comprised of 15 members: 11 appointed by the Governor, two Missouri State Senators and two Missouri State Representatives, with the chair appointed by the governor.
Councilwoman Marcason has a long history of leadership in organizations that promote opportunities for women, including serving as vice president of the Junior League of Kansas City, Mo., and as president of the Greater Kansas City Women’s Political Caucus. Marcason has an MBA from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and completed the Denali Fellowship for Social Entrepreneurs.
Prior to being elected to the City Council, Marcason was the executive director of Mid America Assistance Coalition, a non-profit that coordinates the assistance efforts of metropolitan area food pantries and homeless service providers.
For more information, contact Susan Borge, (816) 513-1617.