Monday, May 18, 2020
COURTHOUSE AND KANSAS CITY CORONAVIRUS CASH COLLABO!!! FORMER COUNCIL LADY CINDY CIRCO & OLD SCHOOL MAYOR SLY KICKOFF JACKSON COUNTY CARES ACT ADVISORY GROUP!!!
Before we even get started, here's a retro comeback regarding desperately needed cash from 12th & Oak that will now be the subject of political fighting . . . Credit where it's do, adding a great many chefs to this mix should further complicate the issue and take the blame way from County Exec Frank White.
Here's some of the presser edited for brevity . . .
Jackson County Executive announces CARES Act volunteer advisory group
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. today is announcing members of a volunteer advisory group that will help guide his administration on spending CARES Act funds received from the federal government.
Sly James, JD -Lead Advisor
Former Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri; Co-founder of Wickham James Strategies & Solutions and licensed attorney
Mary Anne Jackson, MD
Senior Advisor – Public Health
Dean of UMKC School of Medicine
Senior Advisor – Economic Recovery and Public Private Partnerships
Evergy Senior Business Manager; Former Mayor Pro-Tem of Kansas City, Missouri and 5th District Councilwoman
Dr. Clara E. Irazábal-Zurita, PhD
Senior Advisor – Community Development and Humanitarian Response
Clara Irazábal is the Director of the Latinx and Latin American Studies Program and Professor of Planning with tenure in the Department of Architecture, Urban Planning + Design (AUPD) at the University of Missouri, Kansas City (UMKC). Before joining UMKC, she was the Latin Lab Director and Associate Professor of Urban Planning in the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University, New York City.
Rachelle Styles, CPA, MAcc
Senior Advisor – Compliance and Transparency
Owner of R. Styles Financial, LLC
The County received approximately $122 million under the federal government’s CARES Act to aid in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The County is responsible for the appropriate use of the funds under the guidelines issued by the federal government. Members of the volunteer advisory group will provide recommendations to the County Executive and Legislature on how to allocate funding consistent with CARES Act restrictions to have greatest and most direct impact for the Jackson County community during this critical public health emergency.
More information on the volunteer advisory group’s process to make informed funding recommendations to the County Executive and Legislature will be discussed with the Legislature at the next legislative meeting.
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