Advertising Opportunity!

Work is underway for the 2007/2008 Annual Brookside, Southtown, and Waldo Directory. Over 9,000 copies are produced and distributed. All members of the three organizations are listed both alphabetically and by category.

Tulips on Troost Sparkle!

The Southtown Council Environment and Public Works Committee selected the Tulips on Troost Avenue Project for the April Sparkle Award. Thanks to the creativity and vision of Durwin Rice, the Tulips on Troost Avenue Project is transforming the community!

Remember When…

Throughout this 25th anniversary year, we will travel down memory lane to remind ourselves of the many people, events and accomplishments that have made Southtown such a great place to live and work. This is the second edition and covers the years from 1988 through 1993:

Tower After Hours Offers a Beautiful Skyline View from atop Liberty Memorial

Tower After Hours at Liberty Memorial offers the chance to experience Kansas City’s skyline at night. This unique event began April 6, and continues on the “First Friday” of every month through September. From 7 to 10 p.m. guests can ride the elevator to the apex of the 217-foot Memorial Tower and take in the breathtaking 360-degree view of the Kansas City skyline.

UMKC College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Association Board of Directors- Sparkles!


The Tulips on Troost Project, initiated in 2006 by UMKC graduate and Troost business owner Durwin Rice, is a success! Over 50,000 tulips have been planted up and down Troost Avenue. Many organizations and individuals throughout the metropolitan area have and are participating in this project. Southtown selected one special group for the month of March that really sparkled this past fall- the UMKC Arts and Sciences Alumni Association Board. Established in 1991, the board consists of 17 active members headed by President Leo Hirner. Members Jennifer Wilding and Vicki Walker chaired this particular event. Karen Vorst, Dean of the College and Karen Beal, Director of Alumni Relations coordinated the project.