The CleanAirNow coalition held its first membership meeting on March 2. at the Community Health Coalition of Wyandotte County.
After planning for over a year, we were happy to reach this point. Members from the Kansas City area and other cities attended the meeting in person, by phone, and by video conference.
During the meeting, we reviewed and discussed the mission and goals of CleanAirNow, reviewed work now underway or planned, and discussed future initiatives.
Work underway includes the analysis of lab results from recent air pollution monitoring in Kansas City, Kansas, and preparations for air pollution training, which begins soon.
We also talked about the air pollution workshop we are planning to hold in a few months, and the potential of implementing the IVAN environmental reporting system in the KC region.
As our last step, we voted for our representative to the national Moving Forward Network. Eric Kirkendall will be our representative for at least a few months, until we elect someone else from CleanAirNow.