Urban Heroes
Urban Heroes
This award recognizes small businesses and individuals who are passionate about making Downtown Kansas City a more vibrant place to live, work and play. The award will be given to up to 5 honorees who have worked to improve the quality of life Downtown. Our Urban Heroes are passionate about making Downtown Kansas City a more vibrant place to live, work and play.

Nominees & Criteria
The nominee should be someone who has improved the quality of life Downtown or Urban Core by enhancing the physical, social, business, retail, manufacturing, office, neighborhood, political, or work environment.

Nominees should be:

  1. Passionate about making Downtown more vibrant
  2. A small business or individual
  3. An “un-sung” hero
  4. Grassroots oriented

Selection Panel:
A selection panel consisting of representatives from the Downtown Council, partner organizations, such as the Crossroads Community Association, River Market Business Association, an elected official and another at-large member will select the honorees. Past Urban Hero Award Recipients

Please email Julie Shippy jules@downtownkc.org to submit a nomination for the 2014 Urban Hero Award.  Nominations are due by September 1, 2014. 

 
Downtown's Urban Heroes for 2013 were honored last week with two ceremonies. Presenters and honorees were photographed on Jan. 8 at the Three Points rooftop club. From left, Bill Dietrich, Vladimir Krstic, Courtney Perry, Alex Perry, Jim Miller, Tom Nelson, Luke Wade, Dan Clothier, Mike Hagedorn and  Charlie Barnard.

From left, Bill Dietrich, Vladimir Krstic, Courtney Perry, Alex Perry, Jim Miller, Tom Nelson, Luke Wade, Dan Clothier, Mike Hagedorn and Charlie Barnard.

2013 Urban Heroes 

 

 

 2012 Urban Heroes

 

 2011 Urban Heroes