Sylvya J. Stevenson
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Sylvya is a public servant and nonprofit leader who through policy, and administration, and community, promote and encourage women, and especially women of color to seek public office and executive leadership careers in government. In 2021, Stevenson was appointed to Chief Administrative Officer for Jackson County, MO. Prior to her appointment, she was an IT Master Budget Analyst for Criterion Systems, a USDA Contractor. Sylvya also worked at the City of Kansas City as a Budget Analyst and Position Review Committee Administrator in the Finance Department for multiple years. Her experience has been managing operations and multimillion-dollar contracts for local and federal government. She is a Kansas City, Missouri native and graduated with distinction in 2007 from the University of Missouri-Kansas City with a Dual B.A. in Political Science and Criminal Justice, and minor in Philosophy. Sylvya earned her Master of Public Administration at the University of Oklahoma with a City Management and Public Policy concentration. Sylvya founded and served as the past president of the National Congress of Black Women, Inc.- Kansas City Chapter, an organization dedicated to the political and social upliftment of Black women. She now serves as the Chapter President. Her service commitment has also extended to various organizations including a Centurions Alumni through the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, International City and County Manager’s Association (ICMA), Government Finance Officer Association (GFOA), Blacks In Government (BIG), Blue Hills Church of the Nazarene, Big Brother Big Sister. She is a board member for the Jackson County Pension Plan Board of Trustees and Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center and Museum.