The Downtown Council is seeking nominations for our two annual honors, the J. Philip Kirk Award and the Urban Hero.
The Kirk award – given in recognition of community vision and Downtown stewardship – is presented to a civic leader who has helped build Downtown Kansas City over a lifetime. Urban Hero recognition is given to three to five individuals annually who are moving Downtown forward at a grassroots level.
This past year, the Kirk Award was presented Don Hall Jr., on behalf of the Hall Family, Hallmark Cards and Crown Center. Urban Hero recognition was bestowed upon Cydney Millstein, architectural historian; Phil Shafer, artist; Paul Masao Matsuoka, Kansas City Rescue Mission and community volunteer; and Butch Rigby, Screenland Theaters and real estate services.
If you would like to suggest a recipient for either award, please complete the following forms by August 31, 2018.
- Kirk Award Nomination Form: https://goo.gl/forms/Dw6sdJBhXjFii1Cq2
- Urban Hero Award Nomination Form: https://goo.gl/forms/uxcqJgX3esHxp1CV2