The LMC's Construction Industry Committee is meeting on Thursday, Sept. 11, but with a twist. The meeting will be at noon at the Builders' Training Center and be immediately followed by an Investment Summit with leaders from area Taft-Hartley plans joining committee members.
The LMC's Construction Industry Committee will meet at a special time and different location in September. The committee will meet at noon, Thursday, Sept. 11 at the Builders' Association Training Center, 105 W 12th Street, NKC, and in addition to regular business will hold an Investment Summit. Trustees and advisors for area Taft-Hartley plans are invited to attend. Please rsvp to the LMC.
The LMC sends best wishes to Mark Huffer, who is leaving soon as head of member Kansas City Area Transportation Authority. Mark has been an active LMC supporter and successfully positioned the KCATA to become the regional, bi-state transit provider it was designed to become.
Construction Industry Steering Team Summary of Minutes
8 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, Mark One Electric Co., Inc.
Attending: Sam Alpert, KC Borden, Theresa Garza Ruiz, Don Greenwell, Jerry Helmick, Scott Hoisington, Joe Hudson, Dennis Joyce, Greg Lever, Rick Rodriguez, Colleen White, Bob Jacobi.
•Introductions and thanks to Rosie Biondo and Mark One for hosting.
•The September 11 meeting will begin at noon instead of 8 a.m. and will be held at the Builders’ Training Center rather than Mark One for an investment summit. The October meeting will be same time, same place, 8 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 9.
•The August primary saw the Missouri transportation tax and KCMO streetcar extension defeated. Only a few incumbents lost. The legislative composition in both states is likely to be very similar to the current situation. Several issues will also be on the Missouri ballot. A summary and preview is attached.
•Jackson County has passed its MBE/WBE ordinance. Full implementation will follow a disparity study co-sponsored with KCMO, KCPS and KCATA. Theresa Garza Ruiz sponsored the ordinance.
•NICE has expanded its board and is working to engage more students at the high school level. It is also seeking United Way donors to designate it for all or part of their donation. The next iBuild Showcase is set for April 14, 2015 at Bartle Hall.
•The City Energy Project is expanding its efforts to include all commercial buildings to benchmark energy efficiency, encourage retrofits and recognize efficient buildings. The project is finding that Kansas City is already more advanced then expected. Some cities are passing or considering mandated public reporting of benchmarking information, but the KC advisory group prefers to maintain a voluntary program.
•Contractors on the One Light downtown KCMO residential project are experiencing very strict compliance efforts by HUD.
•The KCMO EDC and TIF Commission are experiencing conflict, which may affect future development efforts.
•The KCMO Streetcar project is proceeding well.
*MCA After-Hours at Community America Ballpark, Aug. 15
*MCA Presents John Koontz: Essential Management Skills & Scheduling, Aug. 20, Cap Fed
*MCA Presents John Koontz: Critical Leadership & Negotiation Skills, Aug. 21, Cap Fed
*GKC Building Trades Golf Tournament, Aug. 28, Eagles Landing Golf Club
*Uncork for a Cause with Eric Hosmer & Fire Fighters Local 42, Aug. 31, Intercontinental
*Investment Summit, Sept. 11, noon, Builders’ Training Center in place of CIC meeting
*KC CREW Golf Tournament, Sept. 4, Shoal Creek
*Western MO & KS Laborers Charitable Foundation Golf Tournament, Sept. 12
The LMC is saddened to learn of the death of Chuck Cammerlink. Chuck was a leader in the Steelworkers for many years before taking positions at the United Way and helping laid off workers for the Missouri AFL-CIO. He was a supporter of the LMC and its mission and devoted countless hours to community and charitable activities, especially using his barbeque skills. Chuck's visitation will be Wednesday, Aug. 13, 6-8 p.m. at Carson-Speaks Memorial Chapel.
The LMC is now accepting applications for the 2014-15 class of the unique Mid-Level Leadership Program. Deadline is Sept. 15; the first of 16 sessions at Rockhurst University is Sept. 24. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
The LMC is also accepting RSVPs and sponsorships for its next Public Officials Reception. The event is 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.
Congratulations to the winners in Tuesday's primary elections in Missouri and Kansas. Congrats also to the Kansas City, Mo., Fire Department and Fire Fighters Local 42 on the renewal of the public safety sales tax.