Brownback names Roeland Park mayor to lead Latino commission

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback today announced his selection of Adrienne Foster to serve as executive director to the Kansas Hispanic and Latino-American Affairs Commission (KHLAAC).

Foster serves as mayor of Roeland Park and will remain in that role.

“Adrienne Foster is an exceptional fit for the head of KHLAAC,” Brownback said.

“She has distinguished herself in working to improve economic conditions and quality of life for the citizens of Roeland Park, and through her charitable work, has shown a real talent for connecting with people and communities.

“Hispanic and Latino Americans are an important and growing demographic group in Kansas, and I’m confident that Adrienne will do a great job in connecting with communities across the state.”

Foster was elected as Mayor of Roeland Park in April 2009, after serving on the City Council since 2005.

She is also involved in numerous boards and charities, including the Hispanic Elected Local Officials, Women in Municipal Government, Kansas Children’s Service League, Mid-America Regional Council Commission on Early Childhood Education, and the National Association of Latino Elected & Appointed Officials.