Lurena Mead

Advocate
Lurena Mead Portrait

Lurena Mead graduated from the University of Utah with a teaching degree in special education and taught at East High School in Salt Lake City for three years before relocating to Kansas. Once there, she served as the Community Relations Manager of Johnson County Developmental Supports (JCDS), an agency of the Johnson County Kansas government which coordinated and provided services to folks with developmental disabilities. In this role, Lurena served as a media and legislative liaison, advocating for the protection and advancement of people with disabilities and their providers. Lurena retired from JCDS in May 2016 after an incredible 29 years of service.