Wednesday, January 08, 2014

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY POWER BROKER ENRIQUE CHAURAND WINS CITY HALL CONTRACT!!!



Kansas City insiders know Enrique Chaurand as one of the most savvy and skilled political denizens this town has seen in a generation.

Mr. Chaurand has been a force to be reckoned with in local political and consulting circles for nearly 20 years. After a successful stint at Swope Health Services, Mr. Chaurand will now work with City Manager Troy Schulte. The job title is "neighborhood liaison" but that doesn't really do justice to the HIGH POWERED CONNECTIONS that Enrique Chaurand brings to the table. Mr. Chaurand has worked for both the President Clinton and President Obama Administrations - Most recently serving as speechwriter for Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis.

There was a bit of a ruckus regarding Mr. Chaurand's contract (reportedly $60k) amid City Hall belt tightening but after an EXCLUSIVE AND BREAKING NEWS interview with TKC . . . We were reminded of this power broker's next level game that extends beyond the civic small pond of 12th & Oak.

What will Mr. Chaurand be doing with the KCMO City Manager's office? Of course there will be some neighborhood outreach and maybe a bit of advocacy but Mr. Chaurand's talent lies with making executive biz connections and his focus seems to be reworking the KC To Mexico biz office, concentrating on International relations, trade and tech collaborations with the Mexican Consulate and even working to reestablish our sister city relationship with Guadalajara in order to expand trade and arts partnership.

"I'm really excited to be working in the City Manger's office and I'm hopeful that my work will not only help Kansas City expand its role as an international business force but also make important connections that are out there in the community, the Obama Administration and among small business," Mr. Chaurand said.

We're reporting this one because there's a lot of behind the scenes talk at City Hall regarding this hire from the City Manger - However, what we're seeing is a smart move that brings much needed executive talent to City Hall.

18 Comments:

Anonymous said...

That tie is kinda sweet.

Miss Sweetie Pie said...

Mr. Tony,
Oh dear, what a bunch of bullshit. Re-working the Mexico- biz tie? If it was a worthwhile endeavor it would STILL be in place. It was mostly a travel smoke screen for the original creators. Such fluff!
Mr. Tony, just how do these guys always seem to land on tax-payer supported higher ground? If this man were on the private sector side he would be on the phone begging his congressional representative to PLEEEZE extend the unemployment benefits for those on long term unemployed status.
Poor Mr. Schulte, another loser foisted on his office budget.

Anonymous said...

2:37 + 1

Anonymous said...

Thought there was a hiring freeze. Or is that only applicable to people doing actual basic services?

Anonymous said...

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2:37 + 2

How can this guy do outreach to the ignored neighborhood groups? He wouldn't know a real resident if he ran over one on his way to a free lunch. Bastard. No honesty to tell Troy Schulte the truth.

Byron Funkhouser said...

There's a hiring freeze when they want one, but there are exceptions when they want it, too. Hiring freezes are just for the little people. Its an old song sung in many cities & offices.

Cindy Circo is a tart said...

Hiring freeze, my ass. how much has this arctic weather cost thus far? how many potholes will pop up during the thaw? How many more pipes will burst under a real freeze? will this free loader pick up a shovel and get to work or just report back to his relative, Cris Medina?

Cindy Circo is a tart said...

Hiring freeze, my ass. how much has this arctic weather cost thus far? how many potholes will pop up during the thaw? How many more pipes will burst under a real freeze? will this free loader pick up a shovel and get to work or just report back to his relative, Cris Medina?

Anonymous said...

Another incompetent assistant city manager? When will the council wise up and fire Schulte? Seriously, will someone count the votes to fire him? Who on the council actually supports him, besides the northlanders?

Anonymous said...

Shut up McGurk!

Anonymous said...

Just another "buddy" of our criminally stupid, City Manager. Schulte is a total and complete disgrace to this city and his nearly $300,000. salary is ludicrous. What a fat assed, creep.

Anonymous said...

Not exactly Rock Hudson

Anonymous said...

For once it's nice to see the City hire somebody that isn't one of Sly's drinking buddies.

Anonymous said...

This dude looks like that fat fuck Jeff Roe

Anonymous said...

Mr. Chaurand not only drank the Kool-Aid, but bought it, mixed it, stirred it and served it.

Anonymous said...

Blame Schulte all you want but this guy is the brother of the Mayor's Park Board president. Enrique changes job like Frenchman change underwear...about once a year. If he had any marketable skills, he'd be working at a full time job except making $60k a ready for $60k a year.

Anonymous said...

Frank Ellis now Chaurand... who is next on the chopping block at Swope Enterprise?

Anonymous said...

Schulte is a liar and incompetent. It is obvious he is only respected by a handful of people who happen to be his assistant city managers.