Amanda for Overland Park
For Immediate Release
Overland Park – Amanda Vega-Mavec announced her candidacy for Overland Park City Council, Ward 3 today.
A career educator, Vega-Mavec started a doctorate degree at the University of Kansas shortly after meeting her husband, Ethan. After marrying, they moved to Overland Park to raise their daughter, Camila, where they have lived for six years. Vega-Mavec currently serves as the director of the El Centro Academy for Children, a Spanish/English dual-language preschool.
“Overland Park has been a tremendously welcoming place to start and raise a family. This is because of the investments we’ve made in our community. My goal on the Commission is to pursue an inclusive, forward-thinking agenda that ensures those same opportunities exist for other young families who want to call Overland Park home,” Vega-Mavec said.
Vega-Mavec has leadership experience in a number of civic areas and across communities. She founded and coached a Girls on the Run team, serving on the inaugural board for the organization when it first came to the KC metro area. She also served on the Rosedale Development Association Board and Wellesley Alumnae Association Class Executive Board. Currently, Vega-Mavec serves on the Overland Park Community Development Block Grant Advisory Committee, Johnson County Library Foundation Board, Latina Giving Circle of Kansas City steering committee and is a member of the Kansas City Wellesley College Club.
“Overland Park is more diverse than many believe it to be, yet our local government does not reflect this diversity. We need to welcome more voices and perspectives in our city government. Throughout my career as an educator, I have served and advocated for under-represented communities. I will bring that experience and passion to Overland Park to welcome, engage, and equip more citizens to be involved in our community,” Vega-Mavec said.
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