Newsletter Feature from Chuck - December 19, 2016

Good day to you. The events in Downtown Kansas City, KS on Friday, December 16, 2016, remind us to appreciate and celebrate our first responders. Their willingness to face real danger, putting aside their fear, is indeed remarkable. Add to that the ability to take time hoping for a peaceful resolution speaks volumes about the training, philosophy, and professionalism of all involved. Many thanks to the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department, the Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Department, and the Kansas City, Kansas Fire Department for showing such patience and regard for others at such a time. You are three wonderful reasons why Wyandotte County is a great place to live and do business.

DTSKCK is grateful too for progress made in 2016 toward a cleaner, safer, more robust Downtown. We work alongside partners such as Local Initiative Support Corporation, KC, MO, the Unified Government of Wyandotte County, the Board of Public Utilities, area businesses and organizations, surrounding neighborhoods, and others. It is the strength of these relationships and the commitment to succeed that allow progress. None of us work in a vacuum or alone; we build on each other’s successes. Only by acknowledging the work of, and the need for, each other can we be the inclusive, embracing, and successful community that is desired.

The holidays remind us to hope and dream, to “fear not.” That is the message we need to embody. That is what we witnessed in our community last Friday. That spirit will allow us to continue to succeed and celebrate in 2017. Let us celebrate each other and the work. Let us celebrate this season and the hopes of a new year. Together, let us celebrate and fear not.

Chuck Schlittler, Director Downtown Shareholders, KCK Cell/Text: (913) 620-7480 726 Armstrong, Ste 201 KC,KS, 66101 Office: (913) 371-0705 www.DowntownKCK.org