The Downtown Council is pleased to introduce our 2015 Board Officers!
Jon Copaken, Principal, Copaken Brooks
- Vice Chairs:
Doug Stockman, Principal, el dorado inc.
Cathy Beaham Smith, Vice President, Corporate Planning, Faultless Starch/Bon Ami
Nate Orr, Partner, Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP
Charlie Miller, Member, Lewis Rice & Fingersh, L.C.
Christopher Briggs, Assurance Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
We asked the officers two questions about the Downtown Council and Downtown Kansas City. Check out their responses below:
1) What is the top reason you would recommend someone should join the Downtown Council?
“The organization has more impact than any other civic group as it rolls up its sleeves and gets things done. It is the only group that can unabashedly advocate for Downtown.” Jon Copaken
“If you have passion for Kansas City and want to see it continue to grow and thrive, you have to have passion for Downtown, because Downtown is literally the heart of the region. So much of what has helped transform this city’s image, amenities and ability to attract top global talent is a direct result of the explosive rebirth of Downtown. And there is no better way to get involved with this heart of the city than to join the Downtown Council. It is literally guiding the city’s rise.” Nate Orr
“The Downtown Council is helping to shape the future of Downtown and helping us sustainably grow in a manner that supports business.” Mike Hagedorn
“It’s great opportunity to serve the community and collaborate with your friends, neighbors, and colleagues.” Doug Stockman
“The DTC works on a wide variety of important and interesting things that are part of downtown KC. The organization is effective and dynamic.” Cathy Smith
“After every Downtown Council meeting, I am always excited about the future of downtown and proud to live/work in Kansas City!” Christopher Briggs
2) What is your favorite Downtown restaurant for lunch?
“The Westside Local“ Jon Copaken
“The Bristol“ Mike Hagedorn
“TwentyTwenty“ Doug Stockman
“The Westside Local“ Cathy Smith
“Milwaukee Delicatessen“ Christopher Briggs