County Commissioner, Douglas County, KS
Nancy Thellman is the founder and co-leader of Slow Money Northeast Kansas, a network that spans seven Kansas and Missouri counties including metropolitan Kansas City. In 1999, Nancy and her family moved from the golf course to Juniper Hill Farm (Lawrence, KS). What was supposed to be a quiet country home is now a hard working certified organic vegetable production farm where her oldest son, Scott, is a proud first generation farmer. The move to the farm was the impetus for Nancy’s election to the Douglas County Commission where she is known for her penchant for soil conservation, local food policy work, and preservation of the sustainable small family farm.