(Kansas City, Mo. – Dec. 20, 2017) Leavenworth Mayor Nancy Bauder has been named to the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority’s Board of Commissioners.
The Leavenworth, Kan., Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously to appoint Bauder to represent the county, to fill an empty commission seat.
Bauder became mayor of the City of Leavenworth earlier this year. In addition to her role on the Leavenworth City Commission and as Mayor of Leavenworth, Bauder is owner of Bauder Arts, Inc. She was named the Business Woman of the Year by Leavenworth-Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce.
Bauder has previously served as the Executive Director of United Way of Leavenworth County. She also has been actively involved in community development in her roles as the Executive Director of the Community Development Corporation of Leavenworth, Kan. and Executive Director of the Leavenworth Main Street Program.
Bauder has a master’s degree business and management from Webster University and a bachelor’s in science in medical technology from St. Mary’s College.
The KCATA is governed by a 10-member Board of Commissioners, five from Missouri and five from Kansas. Responsibility for the management, control and operation of the Authority and its properties is vested in the Board. The Board exercises its responsibility by adopting all general policies of the Authority, including the adoption of annual capital and operating budgets, the establishment of the goals of the Authority, and the selection of a President/CEO.