active living


The Healthy KC Active Living action team has made the following recommendations of areas for improvement:

  • Create an interactive tool that connects the community to active living events, initiatives and amenities in our area
  • Launch a community-wide campaign that celebrates Greater Kansas City as a destination for active lifestyles, including a trackable “challenge” to a peer city to get people moving
  • Develop the region’s “built environment” to support healthy lifestyles among all area residents
You can read more of their report to the Healthy KC Commission here.
The Healthy KC Commissioner for Active Living is Steve McDowell of BNIM.

The following individuals served as members of the Active Living action team:
  • Steve McDowell (Commissioner), BNIM
  • Mary Jane Judy (Chair), Polsinelli
  • Eric Rogers (Vice Chair), BikeWalk KC
  • Anna Bazan, Mattie Rhodes Center
  • Annette Campbell, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
  • Brandi Thomas, Sporting KC
  • Cathy Boyer‐Shesol, Mid‐America Regional Council
  • Chelan David, Univision
  • Dianne Cleaver, Urban Neighborhood Initiative
  • Emily Meissen‐Sebelius,   Children's Mercy Hospital
  • Garry Linn, YMCA
  • Gaylene Crouser, Kansas City Indian Center
  • Gretchen Kunkel, KC Healthy Kids
  • Jeanette Boucher, Rehabilitation Institute of KC
  • Jenny Chronister, City Gym / KC Parks
  • Laura Ussary, Mosaic Life Care
  • Lisa Diven, Women's Intersport Network (WIN for KC)
  • Lisa Pickard, Girls on the Run
  • Lucinda Noches Talbert, KC Healthy Kids
  • Matt Brillhart, MU Extension ‐ Jackson County
  • Michael Frisch, UMKC
  • Niki Lee Donawa, Truman Medical Centers
  • Pam Seymour, Shepherd's Center of KC Central
  • Sarah Shaw, Johnson County Park & Recreation District
  • Shara Kennedy, Just Schooling Adult Day Health Care, LLC
  • Wesley McKain, Healthy Communities Wyandotte