Karen Willey

Spring 2024

Karen Willey serves as the Douglas County, Kansas Commissioner for District 3. Dr. Willey holds a BA in Environmental Studies and a PhD in Geography, both from KU. She works as a nonprofit consultant through Futureful, a local company providing organizational health and fundraising support to health, housing, and human services organizations in urban Kansas City. She leverages this social impact work along with her science and entrepreneurship experience in crafting grounded local policy.

Her Discussion Group series, “Obstacles and Opportunities,” features topics related to sustainability in Kansas that were selected by members of the Institute’s Student Advisory Board.

Discussion Group Topic:
Obstacles and Opportunities: Tackling Sustainability in Kansas

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