The Kansas City Kansas Chamber of Commerce announces Sharice Davids as keynote speaker for this month’s installment of the organization’s Congressional Forum series, on Friday, January 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Children’s Mercy Park.
Now entering its 51st year, the KCK Chamber’s Congressional Forum is the organization’s public policy series and longest-standing, most distinguished program. The Forum meets the third Friday of every month and features local, state, and federal representatives to speak about issues relevant to the area's business community.
“We are thrilled to welcome newly sworn-in Congresswoman Davids to the Congressional Forum,” said Tony Privitera, Vice President of Mark One Electric Co., Inc. and 2019 KCK Chamber Board Chair. “Every Third District Congressperson has been actively involved in the program since its inception, and we are delighted and eager to hear from our new representative.”
The event is open to members and non-members of the KCK Chamber. The cost to register is $50, and includes a plated lunch.
Representative Davids was raised by a single mother, who served in the Army for 20 years. After graduating from Leavenworth High School, she worked her way through Johnson County Community College and the University of Missouri-Kansas City before earning a law degree from Cornell Law School. As a first generation college student who worked the entire time she was in college, Rep. Davids understands the importance of quality public schools and affordable higher education. It is that foundation that allowed her to go on to a successful career, focused on economic and community development, which included time as a White House Fellow under President Barack Obama. Rep. Davids wants others to have the same opportunities to achieve their goals, which is why she has focused her career on bringing more opportunities to the middle class. In Congress, Rep. Davids is putting Kansans first, working to get limit the influence of special interests and fighting to make health care more affordable and accessible to everyone.
Rep. Davids was sworn into the 116th Congress on January 3, 2019. She is a resident of Roeland Park.