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  England, Megan
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AffiliationDemocratic  
 
NameMegan England
Address5522 Cedar
Roeland Park, Kansas , United States
EmailNone
Websitehttp://meganengland.com/
Born February 23, 1976
Died Still Living (38 years)
Contributoreddy 9_99
Last ModifiedRBH
Aug 28, 2012 01:38am
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InfoMegan England (nee Flores) was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas attending All Saints Catholic Elementary School and Kapaun Mt. Carmel High School. She served as Student Body President at Butler County Community College before studying abroad at Harlaxton College in England. She earned a B.A. from Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas where she studied business and fine arts, worked as the Director of the Art Affair Gallery and played women’s varsity soccer.

After graduation, Megan moved to Kansas City to begin a career at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art as the Retail Operations Manager. In her ten years there, she more than doubled sales, curated nationally recognized retail shows, and was nominated by NICHE magazine for the “Top Retailer Award: Best Museum Store” in each of her last four years.

Meanwhile, in 2002, she and her husband Matt purchased their first home in Roeland Park where they still reside. They quickly became active in the community by working to protect the green space of the former Roeland Park Elementary School from being developed into housing in the land-locked neighborhood. Today it is a dedicated city park and community asset.

In 2007, Megan defeated an incumbent to win a seat on the Roeland Park City Council, was re-elected in 2011 and currently serves full-time as a community volunteer. As a City Councilmember, she has been a strong advocate for public art and environmental responsibility as well as long-range fiscal planning and balanced tax policies. Megan also serves on many area boards in an effort to help maintain the excellent quality of life valued so deeply by Johnson County residents. Honors include being named “Best Politician of 2011” in The Pitch’s Best of Kansas City edition.

Megan is extremely close with her family in Wichita and she, Matt, and her dog Sunny spend many weekends away with them celebrating birthdays, holidays and lazy Sunday afternoons.

Community Involvement

- Roeland Park City Council (2007-Present)
- Arts Council of Johnson County (Board of Directors)
- Northeast Johnson County Environmental Sustainability Coalition (Founder)
- Roesland Elementary Site Council (2011-2012)
- Mid-America Regional Council First-Tier Suburb Coalition (Roeland Park Representative)
- Northeast Johnson County Chamber of Commerce Legislative Committee
- Leadership Northeast (2011)
- Johnson County 2030 Citizens Visioning Committee (appt by Commissioner Ed Peterson)
- Friends of Johnson County Parks and Recreation (Executive Board)
- Kansas City Electric Vehicle Plug-In Readiness Task Force (Co-Chair of Government Policy)
- Roe Manor Heights Neighborhood Committee
- Young Elected Officials (State Director)
- American Council of Young Political Leaders
- Metcalf Toastmasters



Civic Accomplishments

Since being elected to the Roeland Park City Council in 2007, the following is a list of civic accomplishments that Megan initiated and/or was an integral part of accomplishing:

- “Art in R Park” public art program
- “R Park” – Roeland Park’s new city park
- “1% For Art” pertaining to all new major developments or redevelopments within the City
- First public electric vehicle charging station in Kansas is located at Roeland Park City Hall
- City Environmental Sustainability Committee
- Green Purchasing Policy for City Departments
- Participation in Ripple Glass pilot program- glass recycle bins were awarded free of charge
- City’s first Parks Master Plan
- Implementation of long-term fiscal planning module for the City budget process
- Major improvements to City Hall to address long-term police department and city staff needs
- Opportunities for reduced rates on improvements to housing stock

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