A Legacy of Public Service
As a 3-term council member, Teresa Loar has naturally stepped into a leadership role for the Northland’s 2nd District. She was previously on the council when Mayor Kay Barnes led the revitalization of downtown, and during their terms together the Sprint Center became a reality.
Teresa served on the council with now Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II for two years, and has continued to help Kansas City secure its fair share of federal dollars to support aging infrastructure.
Leadership Focused on Our Future
Teresa chaired the KCMO Council’s Airport Committee in the aftermath of 9/11, and helped KCI’s terminal improvement project make our airport safer while preserving its legendary convenience.
She convened in Kansas City a national Airport Security Conference within a month of the tragedy, so that medium and smaller airports could have a voice in the new legislation that Congress passed to protect us.
Compassion and Common Sense
Her love and respect for our nation’s veterans is expressed through her chairmanship of the Board of Directors of the Veterans Community Project.
Teresa was instrumental in developing the tiny houses for homeless vets concept, and credits her colleagues on the City Council with their help in finding the Land Trust parcel that now houses 13 tiny homes, with 37 more under construction near 89th & Troost.
People to People International
Teresa serves as board chair of the nonprofit People to People International, founded by President Dwight Eisenhower to connect citizens around the world, with funding support from Ike’s good friend Joyce Hall of Hallmark.
Public Service is Family Affair
Her belief in supporting first responders and her love of public service comes naturally. Her mother ran for Congress and was a longtime aide of Congressman Tom Coleman.
Her son is a sergeant in the Kansas City Police Department, and her daughter-in-law is the Regional Deputy Chief of the Kansas City Fire Department. Her daughter is development director for a successful local nonprofit.
She lights up when she says, “My favorite job is being a grandma!”