Laura McConwell ,Attorney and Mayor of Mission, Kansas, selected to receive the 2013 Influential Women Award from Kansas City Business Magazine

Kansas City, MO (Feb. 1, 2013) Attorney and Mayor of Mission, Kansas, Laura L. McConwell, has been selected to receive a 2013 Kansas City Influential Women Award’ by Kansas City Business Magazine, according to a notification from Fred Bauters, Senior Editor of the publication. Mayor McConwell earned the recognition based on her leadership accomplishments, career achievements, and a dedication to bettering the Kansas City community. Mayor McConwell was nominated by Mission Councilwoman Debbie Kring.

The Influential Women award program annually recognizes Kansas City's women leaders in the creative, corporate, nonprofit and entrepreneurial communities. McConwell will receive her award March 13, 2013, during the Seventh Annual Influential Women Recognition Reception held at The National World War I Museum. The event is open to the public. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased by calling Jessica Earnshaw, Anthem Publishing, 913-894-6923 ext.678.

Laura McConwell, a private practice attorney, began her tenure as the first woman mayor of Mission in March 2002, and has been elected to serve three additional terms. Her practice generally focuses on issues involving small businesses and individuals including real estate transactions, wills/trusts/estates and probate, small business transactions and general litigation.

During McConwell's tenure as mayor she has provided optimistic and visionary leadership for the city in extensive redevelopment projects (i.e. Mission Gateway, Mission Crossing, and Mission Square), storm water remediation, neighborhood and commercial revitalization, and infrastructure planning, maintenance, replacement and repair. She has implemented creative solutions to a number of the city’s challenges through partnering with private businesses and other levels of government. Since 2002, over $140 million of dollars have been invested in the city of Mission and Mission expects the $165 million Mission Gateway to break ground in June 2013.Throughout, McConwell values working with the community to make Mission a vibrant and safe place to live, work and play.

For more information, contact Laura McConwell, (913) 262-0605 or

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