Eileen Horn

Stephen Koranda / Kansas Public Radio

A new state lawmaker has been sworn into office as a member of the Kansas House.

Democrat Eileen Horn will represent Baldwin City and parts of Lawrence.

Horn is Douglas County's sustainability director. She says she wants to work on sustainability issues in the Legislature, but says that work extends beyond environmental concerns.

Douglas County has been awarded grants totaling more than $68,000 for a regional food hub feasibility study.

The year-long study will determine whether 16 counties in the northeast corner of Kansas could benefit by creating a warehouse for locally-grown foods.