Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017
Wichita Area Builders Association
730 N. Main, Wichita, KS 67203
Social: 6:30 p.m. | Meeting: 7 p.m.
October meeting sponsor: Kansas Rep. Blake Carpenter
Special guest Adrienne Vallejo-Foster
Executive Director, Kansas Hispanic & Latino American Affairs Commission
Adrienne Vallejo-Foster was appointed as the Executive Director of Kansas Hispanic & Latino American Affairs Commission by Governor Sam Brownback in May 2011. Foster was also elected Mayor of Roeland Park, Kansas which became known as “The Best Little Town in Town.” Prior to her Mayoral election in April 2009, Adrienne served as City councilwomen for Ward IV in Roeland Park from 2005 to 2009. She served on the National League of Cities and is a former President for Women in Municipal Government as well as former President for Hispanic Elected & Local Officials. Foster obtained her Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2004 and her Bachelor’s in Public Administration from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas, in 1999. Foster is very active in her Latino community both locally and statewide; serves on the Board of Directors for both the Greater Kansas City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Wichita Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and is actively engaged in many other Latino communities throughout the State of Kansas. She is engaged in many civic organizations as a member where she acts as a connector for her Hispanic community and constituents. Foster is married to her best friend, Stephen Foster, and they have five boys ages 22 to 12.