Megan England was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Studio Art from Baker University. For the next 10 years, she worked at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City as the Retail Operations Manager which, under her management, was nominated for the national award of “Best Museum Store” several times over.
In 2003, Megan and her husband, Matt, purchased their first home and moved to Roeland Park, Kansas, where they still reside. Megan led a successful effort to save a neighborhood green space from development and, in 2007, her neighbors elected her to represent their voices on the Roeland Park City Council. At 31, she was one of the youngest to be elected in the City’s history. Megan quickly found public service as her new passion and in 2010, she left her career to serve full-time as a community leader. She was re-elected in 2011. With the city, Megan focused on environmental responsibility, social equality and public art. She was named “Kansas City’s Best Politician of 2011” by The Pitch newsweekly, and received multiple invitations to the White House to meet President Obama and his senior staff. In 2012, she was asked to represent the U.S. State Department in Japan and help foster and strengthen U.S. foreign political relations.
Megan ran a strong campaign for the Kansas House of Representatives in 2012, marking the highest vote count by a Democrat in the race in decades.
Mrs. England’s proudest accomplishments on the Roeland Park City Council include leading the city to financial stability through the Great Recession while preparing for the possible departure of one of the city’s leading sales tax generators, preserving green space from development to create a signature city park, creating public art programs, instituting green purchase policies and initiatives, enhancing resident communication, and instituting a non-discrimination ordinance for the LGBTQIA community–only the second city to successfully do so in the state of Kansas in a quarter of a century. Today, Roeland Park is the 5th Most Successful City in the Kansas, #2 Most Attractive to Millennials in the KC Metro, and property values rose 11% in one year.