Retired school social worker and active environmentalist Carey Maynard-Moody officially kicked off her campaign for the Lawrence City Commission on Friday afternoon.
Maynard-Moody said she planned to run a campaign that challenged the city to improve its environmental practices by reducing carbon emissions, conserving energy and seeking out environmentally friendly companies to locate here.
Maynard-Moody, who had not yet held a formal announcement event, is one of nine candidates seeking one of three at-large seats on the commission.
Two of the three incumbents - Commissioners Boog Highberger and David Schauner - have filed for re-election.
Other candidates are James Bush, a Lawrence pastor; Rob Chestnut, chief financial officer at Allen Press; Jake Davis, a local musician and data entry operator; Mike Dever, owner of a Lawrence-based environmental consulting firm; Sam Fields, a local bail bondsman; and Michael Limburg, a forklift operator with Amarr Garage Door Group.