Metro KC Climate Action Coalition founders, Rosehill Elementary teachers receive 2019 Making Democracy Work Award

Metro KC Climate Action Coalition
Shawnee Councilmember Lindsey Constance (left) and Roeland Park Mayor Mike Kelly received the 2019 Making Democracy Work Award. The award is presented by the League of Women Voters of Johnson County. Photo courtesy of League of Women Voters of Johnson County

The League of Women Voters of Johnson County honored two Shawnee Mission area elected leaders and three third-grade teachers at Rosehill Elementary School for their efforts to “make democracy work.”

Mike Kelly, mayor of Roeland Park, and Lindsey Constance, a Shawnee councilmember, received the honor for creating the Metro KC Climate Action Coalition to coordinate action across the Kansas City metro to address the impact of climate change and improve the area’s climate resiliency.