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December 30, 2013

Longtime northeast KC activist dies

Mary Therese Carroll worked to rebuild the historic northeast.

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Our friend Meghan Tallman reports longtime Kansas City political activist Mary Therese Carroll

has died.

Carroll co-founded the

Sheffield Neighborhood Assn. She helped organize Old Northeast, Inc

., ran for the Kansas City Council, and knew lots of folks on the city’s constantly rebuilding northeast side.

Some of her other credits (from a 2001 City Council resolution):

Former board member of the

Kansas City Neighborhood Alliance; former board member of the Liquor Control Board; 2nd District-at-Large representative on the Public Improvement Advisory Committee, past president of the State of Missouri Federation of Womens Democratic Clubs; board member of the National Federation of Democratic Women, past president of the Fifth Congressional District of Democratic Women, member of the executive committee of the Fifth Congressional District, treasurer of the Blue Valley Democrats, Jackson County Committeewoman-12th Ward, member of the Northeast Blue Ribbon Crime Commission; member of Jackson County Plan Commission, member of the Kessler Society’s Advisory Board, member of Mayor Kay Barnes Transition Team.

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