TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! MEET KANSAS CITY'S TOP 10 UNDER 30!!!
As we approach the conclusion of 2012 it's important to acknowledge the people who have helped to define Kansas City and will continue to do so in the future.
To wit . . .
TAKE A LOOK AT KANSAS CITY'S TOP 10 UNDER 30 ACCORDING TO THE TKC EDITORIAL BOARD!!!
This diverse list of locals features an incredibility accomplished group of young people who have not only helped worked to create a vibrant youth culture of achievement in Kansas City but also provide hope that our city is in good hands.
Seriously, most grown folk haven't done as much as these YOUNG KANSAS CITY POWER BROKERS in helping to shape the metro and work toward a better future for Kansas City.
And so here's our list . . . Check it:
Klassie Alcine recently served as Claire McCaskill's Political Director in the campaign for U.S. Senate. She's also an entrepreneur, advocate and political hopeful in her own right. Ms. Alcine is one of the most knowledgeable young people in Kansas City and a great many elected officials in this town seek her advice.
Leslie Collins is the Managing Editor at The Northeast News and her coverage of neighborhood issues regularly provides some of the most in-depth and insightful community journalism Kansas City has to offer.
School Board Vice President Crispin Rea
Vice President, Kansas City School Board and Associate At The Jackson County Prosecutor's Office Crispin Rea is also studying at UMKC Law School. Mr. Rea has worked to establish a solid reputation as one of Kansas City's most promising young men who is dedicated to the students in his district and the betterment of his community.
Ms. Westenhaver works as a local photographer and Libertarian Activist. During election 2012 she organized an event that brought the Libertarian Vice Presidential Candidate Judge Jim Gray to Kansas City just a few hours before election night. Ms. Westenhaver also does a bit of journalism work when she's not working to promote her Libertarian ideals.
Most Kansas City residents already know Kemet Coleman from his hip-hop adventures but a great many people don't realize that he's also a student activist and organizer. Mr. Coleman earned a great deal of notoriety this year for his musical talent and association with the Mayor's son but he has long been one of Kansas City's best and brightest with talents ranging from music to community activism and far beyond.
Mr. Files is a prominent, young Democratic Party activist, organizer and campaign worker in Kansas City. Mr. Files served an integral role in organizing local Democrats during election 2012 and he also works as an advocate for KC's LGBT Community.
Ms. Daily currently serves as the Director for the American Advertising Federation - Kansas City. She has also worked as a campaign manager and consultant. Ms. Daily has already established a strong reputation in Kansas City's political scene and a great many local political denizens hope to get a better look at her talents in the future as her promising career moves forward.
Kyle James is the youngest son of Mayor Sly James and also a hip-hop entrepreneur and waiter at a posh Plaza restaurant the last we've heard. While Kyle James has earned a bit of a bad-boy reputation for run-ins with police and late-night bar room altercations - During the later half of this year the young Kansas City rapper has kept a somewhat lower profile and put a great deal of effort into his fledgling rap music career.
Co-Owner of The Westside Studio, Zachary Cobb is one of the rising stars in Kansas City's photography and Internet consulting scene. Mr. Cobb is not only a social media expert but also a diehard Sporting KC Fan.
Councilman Jermaine Reed
Councilman Jermaine Reed is the youngest member of the City Council in Kansas City, Missouri. He has withstood two recall efforts so far and remains dedicated to serving the voters in his District. While Jermaine has faced more than his share of controversy and criticism during his short political career, the young Councilman remains steadfast in advocating for greater MBE/WBE opportunities in City Hall construction projects and creating a better image for Kansas City's beleaguered 3rd District.
It's not just optimism and hope which contends that these YOUNG KANSAS CITY MOVERS AND SHAKERS will make the future brighter in this cowtown but a realization that these youthful workers have already accomplished quite a lot and their ongoing efforts deserve more attention and support if this struggling American City ever hopes to move forward.
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