2017 UCS Navigating the Future
June 14, 2017
Join us for a Community Conversation

8:30 a.m. - NOON
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center 
(former King Louie building)
8788 Metcalf
Overland Park, KS 66212
Please join UCS and participate in a community conversation about human service needs and solutions in Johnson County.  This is a unique opportunity to come together with representatives from various community sectors who care deeply about the future of our community.

The morning kicks off with a panel of leaders  representing key community sectors moderated by Steve Kraske. Panelists include:
  • Laurie Minard, Vice President of HR, Garmin International
  • Dr. Patricia All, Interim Superintendent, Olathe School District
  • Brent Stewart, CEO, United Way of Greater Kansas City
  • Pastor Gary Schmitz, Founder, Caring For Kids Network
  • Ken Williams, CEO, Catholic Charities
They will discuss the challenges and opportunities facing Johnson County and the importance of cross sector collaboration .  During the session, attendees will participate in visioning discussions around a vibrant Johnson County and the roles each sector can play in strengthening our community's residents. 
The event concludes with a panel of elected leaders sharing the growing role local government plays in addressing health and human service needs moderated by Elizabeth Alex.   Panelists include:
  • Chairman Ed Eilert, Johnson County Board of County Commissioners
  • Mayor Mike Copeland, Olathe
  • Mayor Ken Sissom, Merriam
UCS has spent the past 50 years bringing community members together to plan and envision a strong community.  Navigating the Future expands UCS' annual Human Service Summit to a community-wide conversation about current and future human service issues that impact all aspects of Johnson County. Don't miss this opportunity to share your ideas about how to help our community and its residents thrive.

UCS' Navigating the Future will be one of the first public events held in the new Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center.  Special thanks to our event host, Johnson County Government.  Programming for this event is supported through funding from the REACH Healthcare Foundation. 
To register and pay online, please click here.  To register and pay by check, please click here.  Register today, seating is limited.