Alyssa Parsons Appointed to Kansas City Brownfields Commission
Alyssa Parsons was appointed to the Kansas City Brownfields Commission. Parsons was appointed by Mayor Sly James, who has partnered with Women’s Foundation’s Appointments Project through his Women’s Empowerment Initiative (WE), in order to address the gender gap in city leadership positions.
“Parsons’ leadership experience and vision as a community leader and volunteer, and as an architect with BNIM, will greatly benefit the Kansas City Brownsfield Commission,” said Mayor Sly James. “Thanks to our partnership with Women’s Foundation, we continue to make progress on increasing the number of qualified women in leadership roles on boards and commissions here in Kansas City.”
Alyssa received a Masters of Architecture from Kansas State University in 2011. In her time at BNIM, she has worked on Pacific Center Campus in San Diego; a Precinct Plan and new parking facility at Washington University; the production of several new high-performance buildings at the Summit Bechtel Scout Reserve; and the new EPA Region 7 Headquarters facility in Lenexa, Kansas.
“Serving on the Brownfields Commission allows me to put my research, advocacy, and professional expertise into practice and make real, lasting change in my city” said Alyssa Parsons. “I would not have known about this vacancy, let alone applied, without the Women’s Foundation reaching out to me and guiding me through the application process. I am grateful for the Women’s Foundation and the Appointments Project, which has empowered me to serve on a Kansas City commission.”