Farewell to Karen Campbell, our outgoing Development and Communications Director

For the past four years Development and Communications Director Karen Campbell has been a key part of BikeWalkKC’s success in our mission to make streets places for people. Next week Karen takes a short bike ride from our office at 30th and Troost to her new home at 48th and Troost with KCUR 89.3, the local NPR affiliate. She’ll be working there to help an important community organization thrive for years to come.

Karen’s enthusiasm, kindness, and professionalism will be missed, but her mark on our work will remain. A few of the many things Karen contributed to at BikeWalkKC include: 

  • Our first-ever national grant from the Aetna Foundation, which allowed us to partner with Children’s Mercy on a research project that found empirical evidence of the benefits of Safe Routes to School programs and traffic calming projects
  • Growing the Tour de Bier to set new records in attendance and charitable support for our mission
  • Then steering the Tour de Bier into a successful pandemic-driven virtual event
  • Expanding support for our mission from the local foundation and philanthropic communities
  • Improving and expanding how we support families and survivors of traffic violence
  • Deeper and more meaningful relationships with our members, donors, funders, and partners

Please join me and everyone on the staff and board of BikeWalkKC in thanking Karen for all she’s done to make our streets places for people, and in wishing her well at KCUR!


Eric Rogers
Executive Director


P.S. While Karen is irreplaceable, we do need to hire a new Development and Communications Director. Check out the job description if you or someone you know might be interested. The deadline to apply is October 30th.

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