Save the Date for the 2019 Downtown Council Luncheon:  Destination Downtown KC

Join the Downtown Council of Kansas City on Thursday, January 24, 2019, as we celebrate Downtown and kick off the new year with our theme of “Destination Downtown KC.”

If you have walked around Downtown Kansas City lately, then you know Downtown has evolved into a popular, visitor-friendly destination.

We already knew people wanted to live Downtown – today’s population of 27,500 marks a 41 percent increase since 2000. Downtown’s first high school in decades, the Crossroads Preparatory Academy, will reach full capacity in 2020. And, people want to work Downtown – with more than 90,000 employees and counting.

Well, these days, visitors are joining us in growing numbers and frequency in Downtown hotels, restaurants, shops, conferences, art galleries and performance halls. And, not just occasionally. Visitors are part of the Downtown scene and on board the KC Streetcar every day.

During the Annual Luncheon, we will honor both civic and grassroots leaders through our Kirk and Urban Hero Awards.  We’ll start things off with the Spirit of Downtown KC Exhibition and update you on the State of Downtown.  Stay tuned for more information about speakers and expert panelists, who thrive in the world of growing an urban core with locals, visitors, residents, workers from all walks of life.

Visit to learn more about the annual event or to register. Sponsorships range from $10,000 to $500. Individual tickets start at $125.

Contact Ann Holliday ( or Ashley Broockerd ( with any questions.

And, mark your calendar for lunch on Thursday, Jan. 24. You won’t want to miss a thing.