Eden Thorne was appointed to the Mission Hills City Council in January 2020. Prior to the appointment, Eden served on Mission Hills Homes Company (MHHC) as a director in 2013 and served for six years. She joined the Mission Hills Park Board in 2014 and served for six years. She played an active role working on many MHHC and Park Board projects including Sunken Garden, the 59th Street Entrance and Riss Island.
Since 2014, Eden has served on the Society of Fellows Board of Directors at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. She is currently serving her sixth year. She has been involved in volunteering at her children’s schools for many years. She served on Belinder Elementary’s PTA Executive Board for several years and served in many roles at Pembroke Hill.
She moved to Mission Hills, Kansas to Old Sagamore’s High Drive with her husband, David, and son, Charlie, in December 2002. Their daughter, Lilly, was born one week later. High Drive was home until 2011 when the family moved to Verona Road in Mission Hills, which continues to be home. The Thorne family has lived in Mission Hills for 18 years.
Eden grew up in the neighboring cities of Fairway, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri. She attended The University of Kansas where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science from The William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications. Before retiring to raise her children, she worked in publicity at Andrews McMeel Publishing.