Newsletter Spotlight from Jason - March 6, 2018

Hello Everyone! Welcome to my very first newsletter as the new Executive Director for Downtown Shareholders!

To begin, I could not be more excited about starting work with this unique, diverse and wonderful community. My welcome has been very warm so far, and it makes the learning curve more manageable when you have been so supportive and giving of time and knowledge. Special thanks to the Board, Chuck and Mary on making my “onboarding” so smooth.

Even through our transition, work continues to move forward on many projects, including the Mobile Business Incubator. The MBI is rapidly moving towards being physically in place. The interior design has been completed, and approvals for the exterior should follow soon. Thanks to the Unified Government Planning Department for helping shepherd this unique project along, to LISC for their grant assistance, the Dotte Agency for coordinating the architectural work and community engagement, and CHWC for generously donating use of their land.

Our Quarterly Meeting is set for March 22, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at BHC RHODES, 712 State Avenue. We will be celebrating, specifically Chuck’s good work, my arrival and saying thank you for the contributions of Cindy Cash and Lynn Kuluva. Please plan to attend.

There is already so much going on, and I am working every day to learn as much as I can about all the many facets of life here in Downtown. I will be the first to admit there is so much I don’t yet know, and I am depending on all of you to help me by sharing your stories and perspectives on who we are and where we’ve been. Please don’t hesitate to stop by the office, or catch me when I’m walking around Downtown. Together, we can build on the good work already done and move us into an exciting and prosperous future.

Jason Norbury, Director
Downtown Shareholders of Kansas City, Kansas
726 Armstrong, Suite 201
Kansas City, KS 66101
Office: (913) 371-0705