Susan received her B.A. and MPA from the University of Kansas. She was Executive Director of Leadership 2000 in Wyandotte County, Kansas. Susan's past civic accomplishments include chairing the All-America City Steering Committee, which won the coveted All-America City Award for Kansas City, Kansas/Wyandotte County. She was founding chairman of the Community Foundation of Wyandotte County. Susan continues to facilitate strategic planning, community trusteeship, community development and team building for government, business and not-for-profits throughout the country. Currently, Susan is a Graduate Research Assistant for the Community Outreach Partnership Center through the Policy Research Institute. Her interests include City-County Consolidation, Urban Policy, and Race and Ethnicity.