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2017 Downtown Council Annual Luncheon

Downtown KC:  Back in the Game

2016 was a banner year for Downtown Kansas City.  The KC Streetcar began operations and achieved over 1 million riders in its first 6-months of operations; 5 new hotels opened or are under construction; the first new construction, luxury, residential high-rise building opened, along with a new elementary school bringing  576 students and their families Downtown!  

Luncheon Highlights

  • Our keynote speaker, Christopher Leinberger, land use strategist, professor, developer, researcher and most recently author of “The Option of Urbanism”, will inspire us to continue creating a vital Downtown by improving relationships with adjacent communities, discussing the impact of regional issues on Downtown and improving pedestrian mobility.
  • Presentation of the Downtown Council’s highest honor, the J. Philip Kirk, Jr. Award in Recognition of Community Vision and Downtown Stewardship to Albert P. Mauro.
  • Announcement of the 2016 Urban Hero Award recipients, honoring small businesses, entrepreneurs, and individuals who are improving the quality and diversity of life Downtown.
  • Introduction of the 2016 LaunchKC innovative technology-based start-up business grant recipients
  • Prior to the luncheon, guests will participate in the Spirit of Downtown KC Exhibit.  More than 50 booth spaces will highlight new developments, creative businesses and the arts of Downtown.


Friday, Jan 27 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
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Price: $125
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Grand Ballroom, Kansas City Convention Center
16th and Central
Kansas City, MO - Missouri 64105


For more information contact:
Mike Hurd
Downtown Council of Kansas City
(816) 421-1539

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