Business and government leaders from Missouri and Kansas are aligned to push for winning the 2016 Republican National Convention for Kansas City.
There will be a battle of bids for the GOP Nominating Convention and the Convention and Visitors Bureau is comparing Kansas City with other cities that have expressed interest, including Phoenix, New Orleans, Las Vegas and Chicago.
The local task force includes the Chairman of the Johnson County, Kan. Commission and the Mayor of Unified Government in Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kan.
Kansas City is known as a “weak mayor” town. That’s no slight on Mayor Sly James, it’s the way the city charter sets up our government, where the mayor is a glorified city council member, and the city manager really runs the town. It's also called a council-manager system.
Kansas City International Airport is looking at a potentially major change-- tearing down the current three terminals and moving to a single, new terminal.
The one terminal idea came to a head in 2008 when the Master Plan called for a new, central terminal south of the current airport. That came just 4 years after the airport wrapped up nearly $260 million in renovations.
During yesterday's launch of "phase two" of the Mayor and local Chamber's citywide wellness initiative, Matthew Condon, head of a KC-Based employer wellness company, warned that unless something changes, Kansas and Missouri will be in big trouble when it comes to their high rates of obesity and related chronic diseases.
Jim Heeter (far right) engages in a friendly game of tug-of-war with Sly James and children at Operation Breakthrough. The two civic leaders wrapped up their health competition at the school earlier today.
Kansas City Mayor Sly James (left) and local Chamber of Commerce CEO Jim Heeter (right) faced off at Seasons 52 on the Plaza yesterday for a four month weight loss competition. The two are also good friends.
Kansas City Mayor Sly James knows that when he’s in better shape, he’s more productive and less stressed out. And he recognizes the weight, so to speak, of having a better diet and getting exercise regularly.
What will it take for Kansas City, Mo. to finally fix its streets and sewer system? Earlier this year, Mayor Sly James announced a bold plan for improving Kansas City's infrastructure that would involve spending $1 billion over the next 10 years.
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