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Meet Housing Justice Advocate Margaret May June 23rd


UUJEC Annual Meeting at General Assembly 2018

Saturday June 23rd at 11:30 – 1:30

Crowne Plaza Hotel Room: Salon C  (1301 Wyandotte St.)


Hear from Keynote Speaker, Housing Justice Advocate Margaret J. May Former Executive Director of the Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council in Kansas City. 

Margaret J. May served as Executive Director of the Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council (INC), Kansas City, MO, from October 2001 to December 31, 2017, when she retired.  Ivanhoe’s boundaries are 31st Street to Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd, Paseo to Prospect and it is one of the largest neighborhoods in Kansas City with close to 7,000 residents.  Margaret took great pride in serving the INC under a very dynamic board of directors and with a very competent, dedicated staff.  She also takes pride in Ivanhoe’s accomplishments which resulted in INC becoming a community development corporation (CDC) that develops new housing and rehabs/repairs existing houses.  INC has a growing number of visionary, resolute residents who are dedicated to taking back the neighborhood, taking the steps needed to keep the neighborhood clean, and making Ivanhoe a safe, secure place for good people to live and raise their families. 

Currently, Margaret serves on the City of Kansas City’s Plan Commission (since 2011); she also serves as secretary on the Kansas City MO Community Development Entity (CDE) since 2003, newly named AltCap; and on the boards of Swope Ridge Geriatric Center and Swope Ridge Gardens Senior Apartments.  From 2010 to 2016, she served on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC), serving as vice chair in her first term and chair in the second term. 

Margaret and her husband, Walt, are the proud parents of four sons (two on earth and two in heaven), nine grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

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