South Kansas City community leaders shown with Dr. Yolanda Cargile (third from left) the incoming superintendent of the Hickman Mills School District, at the April 10 meeting of the SKCA where she discussed her vison for the future of the district. Shown with Dr. Cargile are, (from left) retired educator Mary Long, SKCA President Stacey Johnson-Cosby and Concord Fortress of Hope Senior Pastor Ron Lindsay.
The remodeling of the former Paseo YMCA to serve as the Buck O’Neil Education and Research Center and the construction of the nearby Urban Youth Baseball Academy and adjoining ball fields were discussed by Dr. Raymond Doswell, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum vice president of curatorial services, at the April 10 meeting of the SKCA.
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.