Mission Mayor Laura McConwell and Prairie Village City Councilor are among the recipients of Kansas City Business Magazine’s 2013 Kansas City Influential Women Awards.
McConwell earned the recognition based on her leadership accomplishments, career achievements and a dedication to bettering the Kansas City community. McConwell was nominated by Mission Councilor Debbie Kring.
“I am honored to be selected as a 2013 Influential Woman,” McConwell said. “I want to thank the energetic and passionate people of Mission who have worked along side me as we have accomplished great things in our community.”
The Influential Women program annually recognizes Kansas City’s women leaders in the creative, corporate, nonprofit and entrepreneurial communities.
McConwell is a private practice attorney and is the first woman mayor of Mission. She has served as mayor since 2002. Her law practice focuses on real estate, wills, trusts and probate, small business transactions and litigation.
Mission has been involved in a number of redevelopment projects during her tenure including the Gateway project, Mission Crossing near Metcalf and the Mission Square senior living project.
Morehead is a first-term City Councilor who owns an art gallery in downtown Overland Park. She serves on Prairie Village’s Jazz Festival and Communications Committees.
The two will receives their awards March 13 during the seventh annual Influential Women Recognition Reception held at the National World War I Museum. The event is open to the public. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased by calling Jessica Earnshaw at Anthem Publishing, 913-894-6923.