CanceledWYCO/ KCK Forward Outlook Summit 2022

This event will be rescheduled in 2023.

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Would you like to learn about the research and action plans developed from Mayor Garner's created Task Forces and Committees? 

The Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas Forward Outlook Summit is open to all Wyandotte County and KCK residents and stakeholders and will provide updates from Mayor Garner's Special Committees and Task Forces on key community issues such as unhoused residents, economic development and business, community safety and health and many others.

Itinerary/ Schedule

12:00 p.m. Registration Opens – Ana Marin, Executive Assistant to Mayor Tyrone A. Garner

1:00 p.m. Opening - LaVert Murray, Economic Development Advisor and Areiona King, Community Engagement Advisor, Office of the Mayor

1:10 p.m. Welcome – Mayor Tyrone A. Garner

1:20 p.m. The Occasion Introduction of the Unhoused Residents and Neighbors in Need Panel – Dr. Mildred Edwards, Chief of Staff to Mayor Tyrone A. Garner

1:30 p.m. - Unhoused Residents and Neighbors in Need Panel

Moderated by Tom Lally, Chairman 


• Elior Cohen –Economist, Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank

• Jen Elder – Director, SAMHSA Homeless and Housing Resource Center at Policy Research, Inc.

• Pam Smart – Deputy Director, Mt. Carmel Redevelopment Corporation

• Andrea Tapia – Executive Director, Kansas City Kansas Housing Authority

• DeWayne Bright, Sr. – FUSE Executive Fellow Housing Coordinator, Unified Government

2:00 p.m. - Business and Economic Development Panel

Moderated by Commissioner Harold Johnson 


• Donna Ginther, University of Kansas Institute of Policy and Social Research

• Eric Higgins – Von Waaden Chair of Investment Management and Faculty Fellow with the Center for Principled Business in the Kansas State University College of Business Administration

• Mark Brandmeyer – Owner, KC Monarchs

• Kim Randolph – President of the Heartland Black Chamber

• Cheryl Harrison-Lee – Interim County Administrator

2:30 p.m. - Community Safety and Justice Panel

Moderated by Dr. Evelyn Hill, Co-Chairman 


• Judge Meaghan Schultz, Unified Government Municipal Court Administrative Judge

• Mark Dupree, Sr. - District Attorney of Wyandotte County Kansas

• Chief Karl Oakman, Kansas City Kansas Police Department

• Michael Birzer, Professor of Criminal Justice and Graduate Coordinator, Wichita State University

• Arica Roland, Executive Director Friends of Yates

• Pastor Rick Behrens, Chairman, Law Enforcement Advisory Board

3:00 p.m. - Community Health, Wellness and Recreation

Moderators: Commissioners Melissa Bynum and Brian McKiernan, Co-Chairs 


• Juliann Van Liew, KCKPHD Director – Racism in Wyandotte County is a public health issue

• Donna Ginther, University of Kansas Institute of Policy and Social Research

• University of Kansas Medical Center – Health Systems

• Angel Ferrara, Unified Government Department of Parks and Recreation

• Patrick Sallee, CEO Vibrant Health – Community Health Needs Wyandotte

3:30 p.m. - Environmental Sustainability and Clean Energy Panel

Moderator: To Be Announced


• Ward Lyles, University of Kansas School of Public Affairs and Administration.

• Richard Mabion, Building a Sustainable Earth Community

• Beto Lugo Martinez, Executive Director, Clean Air Now

4:00 p.m. - Government Efficiencies Panel

Moderator: Commissioner Christian Ramirez


• Chris Steineger, Professional Standards Liaison

• Irene Caudillo, El Centro

• Bill Johnson, Board of Public Utilities

• Dr. Evelyn Hill, Justice and Equity Coalition

• Michael Austin, President/Owner, Knowledge and Decisions Economic Consulting

• Crystal Sprague, Department of Technology Services, Unified Government

4:30 p.m. - Arts, Culture and Equitable Development Panel

Moderator: Commissioner Angela Markley


• Marvin Robinson, Kansas State Representative, Quindaro District

• Edgar Galicia, Central Avenue Betterment Association

• Pam Curtis, Kansas Representative

• Alan Carr, Visit KCK

• Greg Kindle, Wyandotte Economic Development Council

• Alan Howze, Assistant County Administrator

5 :00 p.m. Closing Remarks - Dr. Mildred Edwards, Chief of Staff to Mayor Tyrone A. Garner 


When (All dates canceled)

  • Wednesday, December 07, 2022 | 12:00 PM - 05:00 PM


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