CHIEF POLICY OFFICER
Hello, my name is Hunter Feyerherm. I graduated from KU with a Bachelor's in Political Science with two minors in Public Policy and Economics. As a believer in strong civic networks, I hope to make Kansas a role model State for citizens who would like to be more civically engaged.
Volunteering has also played a major role in my life. When I was growing up, my Mother operated her own non-profit: The Love, Chloe Foundation. Seeing the impact her non-profit had families not just locally, but also globally, taught me a lot about the importance of volunteering.
Now is more important than ever that we maintain strong communal ties. I think it's also extremely important that young people seek to get involved as much as they can. The impact that younger citizens can have can be long lasting, which is vital. Overall, I hope to break down any of the age barriers that may exist and also seek to promote a healthy environment for people of all backgrounds to increase their volunteering aspirations.
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF ECONOMIC DIRECTOR
I'm a currently a Junior at Fort Hays State University, majoring in Construction Management. I am originally born in Mexico and moved to Kansas City at the age of 13. I am someone who wants to make an impact on the community. I am a firm believer of reciprocity of knowledge, I am always eager to learn and grow!
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR
Hello everyone! My name is Gage Roberts. I am from Salina, Kansas. I am a 2019 graduate from Salina High School South and currently attend Kansas State University. I willbe graduating with my Master's in Regional & Community Planning with a minor in Leadership Studies in May 2024. At Kansas State. I am heavily involved in the Staley School of Leadership as an ambassador, as well as a Class Leader for the introductory course of the minor. I also serve as a member of Connected' Cats, which is the student group that travels alongside the president meeting with members of all 105 counties finding ways in which Kansas State can better be involved in their communities. Within my major, I have also served as President of the Student Planning Association and have been a mentor for first year design students. One of my passions is community development, I believe taking the time to invest in ALL communities is one of the greatest things we can do. I am so excited to work alongside the Kansas Civic Network to find opportunities to invest and support the wonderful people of Kansas. In my free time I love watching sports, specifically the Chiefs, Royals, and Wildcats. I also enjoy spending time with friends and family, and enjoy finding unique ways to get involved in my community!
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR
Carissa Koweno, a passionate junior marketing major at the University of Central Oklahoma and a new member of Sigma Phi Lambda Sorority. Hailing from Norman, Oklahoma, Carissa has always been driven to make a positive impact on her community and beyond. With her passion for marketing and community involvement, she is excited to embark on this new opportunity to apply her skills and knowledge. As someone who is deeply committed to social justice and activism, Carissa is eager to use this internship as a platform to contribute to meaningful change and make a difference in the world.
JESSICA (JESSI) SIMS
RURAL HEALTH COORDINATOR
I’m a junior at McPherson College studying health science. I have hopes to become an orthopedic surgeon and am going to medical school after college.
"A noble leader answers not to the trumpet calls of self promotion, but to the hushed whispers of necessity"