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Wichita’s boards and commissions underrepresent women and people of color. Here’s how the city plans to change that.

When Shala Perez began serving on city, county, state and national advisory boards in 2009, she was often the only woman and person of color in the room.  Having worked in law enforcement — including the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office, the Bel Aire Police Department and the Mulvane Police Department — Perez was accustomed to this. But […]