Thursday, February 26, 2015

KCK Rotary Club hosts State of the Government address

Courtesy of the KCK Rotary Club

KANSAS CITY, KAN. ---- On February 24, 2015, the Rotary Club of Kansas City, Kansas hosted the annual State of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas.  The Club has a long history of hosting this annual address, dating back to the 1960's.

Unified Government Mayor/CEO Mark Holland, a fellow member of the KCK Rotary Club, spoke to a crowd of 375 persons, reviewing the past year in Wyandotte County.

Holland reviewed economic growth and progress on many fronts.  The county has seen $1.26 billion of economic development in the last 2 years.

The county is leading the state of Kansas in job creation.  He also put a focus on the "Healthy Communities Wyandotte" initiative and progress on the new "Healthy Campus" and community center in the downtown area.

Holland gave the community an update of the effort, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice, to help the county boost the numbers of minorities in all facets of the government and public safety forces.

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