Monday, December 03, 2018
TKC MUST SEE!!! TRIBUTE MOVIE DEBUT HONORS FORMER MAYOR KAY BARNES AS KANSAS CITIAN OF THE YEAR 2018!!!
To start the early morning we offer a follow-up FIRST LOOK at local tribute to a woman who helped to shape Kansas City business and politics . . .
Remember that our blog community was FIRST to report an EPIC award to a local lady politico . . .
The Kansas Citian of the Year is the highest civic honor in Kansas City, and was presented to Mayor Barnes at the climax of the KC Chamber’s 131st Annual Dinner.
More background from the group:
Kansas City, Missouri’s first woman mayor, Kay Barnes, was honored with the KC Chamber’s Kansas Citian of the Year Award at the Chamber’s 131st Annual Dinner.
Though, when first elected, some were skeptical that a woman could handle economic development, Kay Barnes has been key to the billion-dollar-plus revitalization still underway in Downtown Kansas City.
During Barnes’ two terms in office (1999-2007), Downtown’s revival began with the opening of the new H&R Block World Headquarters, the Sprint Arena and the Power & Light District. Other achievements included the Kauffman Center Parking Garage, improvements in the Crossroads District, the conversion of dozens of buildings into lofts and apartments, with thousands of people moving Downtown. Many say she brought a new momentum to Kansas City which continues today.
Here's the TRIBUTE VIDEO DEBUT in her honor . . .
And so we highlight this 2018 tribute that certainly resonates across our discourse and shapes Kansas City now and probably years into the future.
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