Midtown KC Now Board of Directors

OFFICERS

President
Jim Edson
Lempka Edson Architects
Union Hill Resident

Co-Vice President
Bill Moseman
American Century Investments

Co-Vice President
Greg Flisram
EDC of Kansas City

Treasurer
Rigoberto Jurado
Capitol Federal Savings

Secretary
Christopher Kinzel
HDR Engineering, Inc.

Past President, ex-officio
Daniel Musser
Newmark Grubb Zimmer

DIRECTORS

Ruben Alonso
Altcap
Union Hill Resident

Gina Anderson
CBRE

Courtney Beaumont
Chartwell Realty

Laura Burkhalter
SFS Architecture
Southmoreland Resident

Michael Cross
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Leah Fitzgerald
VanTrust Real Estate

Terri Goddard
The Whole Person

Matt Hanson
Saint Luke’s Health System

Lauren Hruby
Keller Williams Real Estate
Southmoreland Resident

Erik Hulse
Kansas City Art Institute

Wade Kerrigan
Husch Blackwell

Jon McGraw
Buttonwood Financial Group

DuRon Netsell
Midtown Development, Design, & Construction
Old Hyde Park Resident

Thomas Platt
Westport Land & Management
Heart of Westport Resident

Bob Russell
Westport Presbyterian Church

Stuart Salomon
3800 Block Property

Dana Strueby
Shook, Hardy, & Bacon
Union Hill Resident

Nancy Wormington
Irish Center of Kansas City

Melanie Yearta
Crown Center/Hallmark Cards, Inc.

Ex-Officio
Veronica Sellers
Federal Reserve Bank

Gerald Williams
City of KCMO Planning & Development

Committees

Another great way to get involved with Midtown KC Now is to join a committee! If you are interested in any of the following, email Diane@midtownkcnow.org for information on the activity and meeting schedules of these committees:
 

  • Financial Oversight Committee
  • Community Outreach & Resource Development Committee
  • Planning & Economic Development Committee
    • Design & Preservation

 


Administration/Organizational Management:

Midtown KC Now Board of Directors:

Bi-Monthly – Fourth Tuesday of odd months @ 11:30, Annual Meeting Fourth Wed. January

  • Review monthly financials, committee progress, activities and plan for the MC
  • Knowledge of system (political, community)build on area partnerships
  • Relationship with 4th District Council people and other government agencies
  • Action-oriented
  • Facilitate development and redevelopment
  • What is Midtown KC Now’s focus? Stay with mission/vision
  • Management
    • Consulting work
    • Organizational management
    • Project management
  • Establish a fee schedule for consulting with other organizations
  • Use CDC status to act as a developer in the area
  • Re-design organizational structure

Midtown KC Now Executive Committee

Monthly - Second Tuesday @ 11:30

  • Midtown KC Now Officers - review monthly financials, committee progress, activities and plan for the Midtown KC Now Board of Directors

Main Street CID Board of Directors

Quarterly – Third Wednesday @ 11:30, Annual Meeting Third Wednesday in April

  • Review monthly financials, committee progress, activities and plan for the CID
  • Daily work of the Red Shirts’ “Clean & Safe” Program
    • Work with City Departments, such as Codes, Regulated Industries, KCPD etc.
    • Provide a safe, clean and inviting environment for businesses, employees, visitors and those who live near Main Street and travel between Downtown and the Plaza
    • Good communication between business/property owners, neighborhood residents, police and city staff
    • Streetscape maintenance
    • Assess, design & create programs that problem solve to enhance quality of life issues
    • Perform/Produce pedestrian studies annually
    • Track incoming and outgoing businesses and property owners/Produce directory
    • Knowledge of system (political, community)build on area partnerships
    • Relationship with 4th District Council people and other government agencies
    • Stay with mission/vision
    • Area Maintenance Attendants will provide daily litter removal, landscape maintenance, snow shoveling from crosswalk and handicap areas, graffiti and poster removal, and visitor and customer assistance. Contracted labor: ABM
    • Area Awareness Officers will provide on the street monitoring, reporting, assisting with medical emergencies, detouring illegal or suspicious behavior, and serving as on the street assistance for visitors, customers and residents of the area. Contracted labor: Titan Security

Main Street CID Executive Committee

Monthly – Second Wednesday @ 11:30

  • CID Officers - review monthly financials, committee progress, activities and plan for the CID Board

Broadway Area CID Board of Directors

Monthly – First Thursday @ 11:30

  • Review monthly financials, committee progress, activities and plan for the CID
  • Daily work of the Blue Shirts’ “Clean & Safe” Program
    • Work with City Departments, such as Codes, Regulated Industries, KCPD etc.
    • Provide a safe, clean and inviting environment for businesses, employees, and visitors
    • Good communication between business/property owners, neighborhood residents, police and city staff
    • Streetscape maintenance
    • Assess, design & create programs that problem solve to enhance quality of life issues
    • Perform/Produce pedestrian studies annually
    • Track incoming and outgoing businesses and property owners/Produce directory
    • Knowledge of system (political, community)build on area partnerships
    • Relationship with 4th District Council people and other government agencies
    • Stay with mission/vision
    • Area Maintenance Attendants will provide daily litter removal, landscape maintenance, snow shoveling from crosswalk and handicap areas, graffiti and poster removal, and visitor and customer assistance. Contracted labor: ABM
    • Area Awareness Officers will provide on the street monitoring, reporting, assisting with medical emergencies, detouring illegal or suspicious behavior, and serving as on the street assistance for visitors, customers and residents of the area. Contracted labor: Titan Security

39th and Main Business Center Association, Inc.

Bi-Monthly – Second Wednesday @ 3:00

  • Officers - Review monthly financials, activities and plan for 39th & Main
    • Own property and manage association

Penn Valley Park Conservancy

Monthly – Fourth Wednesday @ 4:00

  • All Boards – Review monthly financials, activities and plan for the Park
    • Appointed to Board, share office space with Midtown KC Now, potential growth is great

Funding/Marketing:

Financial Stability & Marketing Team

Monthly – Third Thursday @ 8:30

  • Increase membership, resources and grant development
  • Funding stability and financial management
  • Public event planning, strategies, goal is to promote corridor and fundraising
  • Communicate successes of Midtown KC Now and CIDs
  • Communications; newsletters, social medias, website, etc.
  • In-House community meetings; Coffees, Luncheons, etc.
  • Misconceptions about goals and the area
    • Let constituencies know what is in it for them if they get involved
    • Tell success stories to attract businesses
    • Promote the mission and vision of Midtown KC Now and CIDs
    • Align organizational priorities with their needs
    • Need to talk to businesses and residents on Main to see what they need
      • Define the “value proposition” of Midtown KC Now to communicate to businesses
        • Align organizational priorities with their needs
          • Align needs of large and small businesses
  • Communicating with various constituencies to drive attraction and retention; develop tools and metrics to demonstrate Midtown KC Now’s value
  • Determine Midtown KC Now’s constituency
    • What is the organization’s “value proposition”?
  • Small number of businesses that consistently support Midtown KC Now
    • Need more businesses involved and committed to organization

Planning/Economic Development:

Eco Devo Team

Monthly – Third Friday @ 8:30

  • Redevelopment, planning, incentives and parking
  • Business attraction and retention
  • Real Estate marketing
  • Be involved in the Midtown/Plaza Plan area plan and implementation
  • Streetcar/traffic calming / multi-modal transportation issues
  • Support positive development
  • Business to business relationship program
    • Could expand involvement and participation
    • Use existing data and research (city info., etc.) to support the strategy
  • Ability to facilitate development and redevelopment
  • Develop business to business mentoring program
  • Work with real estate companies and the brokerage community to develop a database
    • Connect with tenants of properties owned by others
    • Develop a marketing plan to communicate with the business community]

Design/Preservation:

  • Appointed by the Mayor of KCMO, Staffed by City Planning
  • Enforce all new exterior changes and to make sure they comply with the SR Guidelines adopted by the City of Kansas City along Main Street within the overlay boundary
  • Work to get the final draft of the Main Street Standards adopted by the KCMO