Below is a list of committee members and the function/purpose of each committee. The committee sign up form is at the bottom of this page. If you are interested in more information about the committees or would like help getting added, contact Nikki Harrison.

Awards Committee

The Awards/Recognition Committee is responsible for the oversight and implementation of various awards and scholarships presented on behalf of the Association. This includes the refinement and development of policies governing various awards. Currently this committee oversees the following awards: Buford Watson, Jr., Early Career Excellence, Career Recognition, Leadership, and Sunflower. This committee also oversees the following scholarships: Virgil Basgall, KACM, and Rising Star Scholarship.

Education/Conference Committee

This committee is responsible for organizing and coordinating the various conferences and membership education seminars sponsored by the Association. Conferences and educational opportunities under current development include:

  • KACM Winter Seminar (WSU)
  • KCCM Spring Conference (KU)
  • KACM Annual Conference

Furthermore, the education/conference planning committee will also oversee efforts to broaden the profession, including encouraging younger generations to seek careers in public service, and educating both the general public and other entities about the merits of professional management.

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee is responsible for the development and maintenance of a strong support network among Association members. Specific responsibilities include the following:

  • The development and implementation of a plan to recruit new members and retain existing members to the Association.
  • Develop and foster a program to assist the Association members who are in "transition."

Ethics Chair

Michael Ort

Beginning in 2024, any Ethics violations brought forward to the chair or KACM board will be handled amongst the KACM Executive Committee and Ethics Chair, where appropriate.


Foundation Fund Trustees

In 2020, the KACM Scholarship Fund was established at Greater Horizons to enable tax-deductible donations to scholarships (see Donations for information and to make donations). To champion this new effort and oversee the fund, the KACM Board appointed 5 Trustees to five-year terms (beginning Oct. 29, 2020) and the KACM Treasurer. Anyone with questions or ideas about how to honor the service of KACM members with a contribution should contact any of the Trustees.


Kathy Sexton (Chair)
Matt Allen
Courtney Christensen
John Deardoff
Don Cawby
Ethan Reimer (KACM Treasurer)

KACM Committee Sign Up

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