|Nancy Wallerstein is JCPRD Board Chair for 2002|
Nancy Wallerstein of Prairie Village was recently elected by her fellow Johnson County Park and Recreation District Board members to serve as chair during 2002.
Wallerstein has been a member of the District Board since February 1999. She has previously served as vice chair and secretary.
"MAP 2020 is our primary goal for the coming year," Wallerstein said, referring to the first full year of implementation of the JCPRD's 20-year Master Action Plan.
Her other goals for 2002, Wallerstein said, include working closely with county government on Preserving Our Future, continual improvement and maintenance of existing JCPRD parks and facilities, and getting the word out about a continuing Capital Improvement Campaign for The Theatre in the Park.
A native of the Kansas City area, Wallerstein has lived in Prairie Village since 1979, where she served on the City Council for nine years. While on the council, she served as the council's liaison to the Prairie Village Municipal Arts Commission and as vice chair of the council's Communications Committee. She was also a member of the Prairie Village Park and Recreation Committee for 15 years, including six years as chair and three years as vice chair. She served on the swimming pool improvement committee, which oversaw a $4 million renovation of the municipal pool into a state of the art water park and was responsible for overseeing other major renovations to Prairie Village's eight city parks.
Wallerstein studied theater at the University of Missouri - Kansas City, and worked for two years at UMKC's educational theatre and Missouri Repertory Theatre. She has been self-employed for 19 years. Because of her many involvements, she considers herself a "professional volunteer." She was a girl scout leader for nine years and has served as president of her previous homes association. She currently serves as a member of the Shawnee Mission East Area Advisory Board. Wallerstein has also completed the Mission Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Northeast program.
Her husband, Ed, is a humor stylist and writer at Hallmark. They are the parents of a daughter, Bess, who is a sophmore at Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, Mo.