Roxane Hill, executive director of Wonderscope Children’s Museum of Kansas City, explained the museum’s plans for a new facility that will share a building with a new and larger branch of Mid-Continent Public Library at Red Bridge Shopping Center as Brandon Buckley, vice president of Lane 4 Property Group that owns the center, listened at the March 13 SKCA meeting.
Dr. Mark Bedell, Kansas City school superintendent, (second from left) explained how his district prepares students for growing career fields at the February 23 SKCA Education Summit at Longview Community College. Other panelists include (from left) facilitator Dr. John Martin, State Board of Education member; Dr. Brian Huff, Raytown assistant superintendent; Dr. Carl Skinner, Hickman Mills deputy superintendent; Kenny Rodrequez, Grandview superintendent; and Dr. Sharon Nibbelink, Center superintendent.
Kansas City Councilman Kevin McManus explained the need for the three city bond issues totaling $800 million that will be on the April 4 ballot to the approximately 100 persons attending the February 13 SKCA meeting. Other speakers on the bond issues were (from left) Mayor Sly James and Council members Lee Barnes, Scott Taylor and Alissia Canady.
A proposed plan to spur revitalization of the Loma Vista and Robandee shopping centers and areas adjacent to the Cerner Innovations Campus at the site of the former Bannister Mall was explained to over 90 persons attending the January 9 SKCA meeting by Steve Rinne (left), Business Development Officer, and Greg Flisram, Senior Vice President, for the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City.
(Photo by Bill Rankin)
Missouri State Representative Jeanie Lauer of Blue Springs explains the need for Missouri to join the 49 other states that allow a fee on wireless phones to support the 911 system at the SKCA December meeting. Lauer’s legislation to allow counties to seek voter approval for such fees and to enact a statewide fee on prepaid wireless service passed the Missouri House in 2016 but died in the Senate. Passage of such legislation is a top legislative priority for the SKCA.
“This part of the metropolitan area is going to achieve sustained growth for the foreseeable future as we see follow up development to the Cerner project,” Joe Reardon, president of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, told the South Kansas City Alliance annual meeting Monday, November 14.
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