Kanza Group

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Mill Creek Streamways Park, Shawnee, Kansas / Johnson County Parks and Recreation

This Group covers the entire eastern edge of Kansas from the Nebraska state line to the Oklahoma border. Most members live in Johnson and Wyandotte Counties, including the major cities of KC, KS, Leavenworth, and Overland Park. Issues include those associated with city-living and environmental justice. Johnson County Community College has a nationally recognized program on sustainability. This highly urbanized area, situated on the edge of the relatively wet eastern deciduous forest ecosystem, is part of the ancestral lands of the Osage Nation.

Find our meetings and events on the chapter calendar.

Kanza Group Leaders

Group Officers (elected by the group executive committee)

KANZA Group Chair: Steve Baru

Vice-Chair: Tim McCoy
Secretary: Halli Vrooman 
Treasurer: Elliot Skinner
Assistant Treasurer: Alan Bauman

Executive Committee (elected by group members)
Steve Baru (Overland Park) (2024-2025)
Alan Bauman (Prairie Village) (2023-2024)
Harold Draper (Kansas City, MO) (2024-2025)
Fred Hopkins (Prairie Village) (2023-2024)
Tim McCoy (Overland Park) (2023-2024)
John Neuberger (Overland Park) (2024-2025)
Elliot Skinner (Olathe) (2023-2024)
Dan Wancura (Overland Park) (2024-2025)
Vacancy for remainder of term (2023-2024)

Each year the group executive committee elects one of their members to serve as a voting member of the chapter executive committee.

Chapter DelegateTim McCoy

Chapter Delegate Alternate: John Neuberger

Kanza Group Nominations Committee
Chair: John Neuberger - Contact John
Kanza ExCom member Alan Bauman, non-ExCom member Mimi Moffat

KANZA Political Chair

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Alan Bauman
Contact Alan