Newsletter Spotlight from Chuck - September 26, 2017

Northeast Master Plan MeetingGood day. Welcome to the last newsletter of the 3rd quarter of 2017. That just cannot be possible. Did we not just celebrate Christmas? You will again find lots of information in this edition. Our Outreach Coordinator, Dave Reno, has done a great job networking and placing county-wide events on our calendar. We hope you will take advantage of these opportunities as well as celebrate the many choices available.

The first opportunity I point to occurs October 2 at the Quindaro Community Center when the first meeting about the NE Master Plan occurs. Work on the plan will take place over the next ten months. This is one of many opportunities where your voice can be heard, and you can submit your concerns and ideas. See the invitation sent from Zachary Flanders, UG Urban Planning and Land Use for additional information.

Next, October 13, UG engineer Brent Thompson or representative will update us on all the construction occurring Downtown as well as work scheduled for the parking lot across from the Hilton Garden Inn. You will have the opportunity to ask questions on planned and potential projects. The luncheon is scheduled at the Kansas Ctiy Board of Public Utilities from 11:30 AM to 1 PM. Cost is $20. Seating is limited, so please RSVP by clicking here.  You can pay in advance on Pay-Pal or at the door with a credit card, check, or cash. Please arrive early to go through the increased security that BPU has in place.

I would also like to highlight a family-friendly, art-based event from our friends at the Alcott Arts Center.  The Kansas PTA's Student Art event is for children in Kindergarten to 12th grade. All materials will be supplied for those children interested in creating an entry for the National PTA Reflections Contest. PTA Reflections is a nationally acclaimed student recognition program to encourage artistic creativity in the classroom and at home. Students of all grades and abilities may participate and explore the arts based on the 2017-2018 theme: “Within Reach." To learn more, check out their Facebook page or download this brochure.

Finally, I want to again thank the sponsors of the Dash KCK for their support of this growing wellness event. We appreciate Wyandotte Health Foundation, the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City, and McAnany, Van Cleave & Phillips, P.A., and the 20/20/20 Movement for not only their financial investment but also how they continue to invest in the community in other ways.  View photos from this year's event on our Facebook page.

Opportunities before us and reasons to celebrate a growing host of annual events. DTSKCK is proud to be engaged in bringing about a variety of opportunities for those Downtown and the broader community. Come be a part and have a voice. Come share the responsibility to improve Downtown. Come see why we are engaged and will continue to be so. Come see why we say Downtown is everyone’s Downtown.



Chuck Schlittler, Director Downtown Shareholders of Kansas City, Kansas Cell/Text: (913) 620-7480 726 Armstrong, Ste 201 Kansas City, KS 66101 Office: (913) 371-0705