Mailloux picked for Kansas Leadership Center fellowship

Mailloux picked for Kansas Leadership Center fellowship

Kari Mailloux, director of strategic initiatives at Hutchinson Community Foundation, was recently selected as a fellow of the Kansas Leadership Center’s Civic Facilitator Fellowship.

Mailloux, along with 29 other applicants from across the state, was chosen to participate in the pilot program aimed at training a cohort of Kansans in facilitating healthy civic engagement. Among the fellowship’s activities are four, day-long intensive workshops held throughout the year.

In her role at Hutchinson Community Foundation, Mailloux regularly designs and facilitates meetings, including gatherings around the entrepreneur ecosystem, the local support system, nonprofit capacity and connections, and internal strategic initiatives and programs. Recently, she advised on the design of a county-wide resident-engagement process focused on American Rescue Plan Act funding priorities and co-facilitated the Reno County ARPA Task Force, which oversaw the process.

Other recent civic experiences include serving on the Hutchinson Public Art and Design Council, Hutchinson Tree Board and Hutchinson Community Improvement Commission. She has presented reports and advocated policy before the Hutchinson City Council, Hutchinson Planning Commission, Hutchinson Housing Commission, Reno County Commission and committees in the Kansas Legislature.

Mailloux joined the community foundation in 2013 as program officer, is an alumna of several Kansas Leadership Center programs and regularly practices KLC principles. She graduated from Hutchinson Community College, Kansas State University and the University of Kansas.