The Downtown Council’s 2016 Annual Luncheon on Friday, January 8, 2016, will focus on the unprecedented renaissance of Downtown Kansas City. The momentum of our emerging entrepreneurial district, smart city technology, and thriving arts scene are setting the stage for a successful future and fulfilling Downtown’s vast potential.

Honorary co-chairs for luncheon are Mike Hagedorn, president and CEO of UMB Bank, and Steve McDowell, principal and director of design at BNIM.  Doug Stockman principal at el dorado, inc. is the Annual Luncheon planning chair and new chairman of the Downtown Council.

Luncheon Highlights

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Sponsorships commitments are due by December 15.  Contact Shannen Merrick,, or Ann Holliday,, 816-421-1539.