The LMC mourns the death of Pat Dolan, longtime labor-management consultant, former Jesuit and education reformer. Services will be 5-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 at McGilley's Midtown Chapel, 20 W Linwood Blvd, KCMO, with funeral Mass 1 p.m. Saturday at Visitation Parish. The family suggests donations to Cristo Rey High School in lieu of flowers.
The LMC mourns the passing of Judy Hunt. Judy was the wife of strong LMC supporter Graham Hunt (Financial Counselors) and past board chair of LMC member United Way of Greater Kansas City. She was an outstanding community leader and supporter of those in need. Memorial services will be Thursday, Dec. 1, 3 pm. at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Meyer Blvd. and Worn Terrace, KCMO. The family requests no flowers and suggests contributions to Children's Mercy Hospital in her memory.
Congrats to the following leaders from LMC members named to the Ingram's Magazine list of 250 most powerful business leaders in Kansas City: Terry Bassham, Great Plains Energy/Kansas City Power & Light Co. (and congrats to Terry for completing a successful year as GKC Chamber president); Rosana Privitera Biondo, Mark One Electric Co., Inc.; Tim Cowden, Kansas City Area Development Council; Terry Dunn and Steve Dunn, JE Dunn Construction Co.; Warren Erdman, Kansas City Southern; Brett Gordon, McCownGordon Construction Co.; Don Greenwell, Builders' Association; Don Gray, Board of Public Utilities; Mick Haverty, Kansas City Southern; Scott Heidtbrink, Kansas City Power & Light Co.; Mark Iammarino, Turner Construction Co.; Sly James, City of Kansas City, Mo.; William Kulhanek, General Motors; Gordon Lansford, JE Dunn Construction Co.; Pat McCown, McCownGordon Construction Co.; Patrick Ottensmeyer, Kansas City Southern; Jim Polsinelli, Polsinelli; Frank Ross, Polsinelli; Charlie Shields, Truman Medical Centers; Jeff Simon, Husch Blackwell; Brent Stewart, United Way of Greater Kansas City; Maurice Watson, Husch Blackwell; Russ Welch, Polsinelli; Frank White, Jackson County; and Danette Wilson, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City.
Construction Industry Steering Team Summary of Minutes
8 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, Mark One Electric Co., Inc.
Attending: Sam Alpert, Jim Albano, Greg Chastain, Greg Davey, Brian Dietz, Alex Gonzalez, Jerry Helmick, Ruben Lara, Greg Lever, Bob Jacobi.
•Thanks to Rosana Privitera Biondo and Mark One Electric Co., Inc. for hosting.
•Jim Albano is a new Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service Commissioner in the KC office, replace Pat Dunn who retired.
•KCMO has extensive projects underway. Ruben Lara has joined the city’s contract compliance efforts from the Missouri State Auditor’s office.
•The KCMO downtown hotel project is in the planning stages; depending upon financing, work will begin in the Spring.
•Each of the issues endorsed by the LMC in the Nov. 8 election were successful: opposition to the KCMO light rail initiative petition, support for levy increases and bonds for libraries and for the Smithville School District, support for Kansas City, Kansas Public School bonds, Johnson County tax for a new courthouse and renwal of Jackson County’s COMBAT tax.
•The need for a new KCI was explained at the NICE Awards Luncheon. Leaders in business and labor can build support by educating their members/employees on the need for a new KCI. No action is expected until after April 2017. NICE produced a video on the topic for the luncheon: http://nice-kc.com/?page=about-videos.
•Alex Gonzalez has organized a group of bilingual union craft representatives to speak at high schhols, among other activities. The group needs more volunteers and will talk with NICE as well.
•Discussion was held and will continue on planning for the 2017 Missouri legislative session, at which “right-to-work,” prevailing wage and other issues will be prominent.
•iBuild is May 4 and is seeking sponsors, volunteers and schools to participate. The next NICE Annual Awards luncheon will be Oct. 17.
•The KCMO City Energy Project Advisory Committee ended its work. Implementation rules for private sector energy usage reporting, set to begin next year, remain unclear.
•The Mission, Ks. driveway tax case had oral arguments heard by the Kansas Supreme Court. A decision is expected soon on the Appeals Court ruling that the tax is unconstitutional.
*United Way Victory Celebration, Dec. 1, Intercontinental
*Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, Chief Darryl Forte, Feb. 21, Battle Hall
*Midwest Construction Safety Conference and Expo, March 2-3, Adams Pointe
*LMC Anniversary Celebration and Awards Dinner, April 20, Argosy Casino
*iBuild Showcase, May 4, 2017, Bartle Hall
*Mid-America Labor/Management Conference, July 9-12, Camden on the Lake
*LMC Golf Tournament, July 17, Oakwood Country Club
*NICE Annual Awards Luncheon, Oct. 17, Muehlbach
For details on the above events, please contact the sponsoring group or the LMC
•New Business: Possible Construction Summit on Health Care and/or Technology
•Next Meeting: 8 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 8, 2017, Mark One Electric Co., Inc.