One of the tenets of American Public Square is to bring together non-like-minded people for civil conversation. We want to recognize those in our community who share this goal, who create a space in which people with varying points of view can work together to benefit Kansas City.

We are presenting individuals who inspire us and others with the American Public Square Civil Citizen Award, honoring those doing exciting work in areas we focus on: education, faith, health, community, and civics.

As a symbol of our appreciation, we present Civil Citizens with an American Public Square Civility Bell and feature their work on our website, in our newsletters, and across social media.

If you would like to nominate someone for this award, please email Monte Holman, mholman@americanpublicsquare.org, and tell him about your nominee. Please include relevant links to your nominee’s work. 

CIVIL CITIZENS

PAULA GUINN

PAULA GUINN

Executive Director, MINDDRIVE

STEVE REES

STEVE REES

Co-Founder, MINDDRIVE

Sister Rose McLarney

Sister Rose McLarney

Co-Founder, President, Journey to New Life