Tulips on Troost Update

Did you know that over 50,000 tulips were planted this fall along the Troost Avenue corridor? That’s right! With the help of many volunteers, sponsors, and area businesses, a lot of dirt was turned and bulbs planted. We are anxiously waiting spring for tulips and warm weather! The Tulip Committee is also working with Radio Disney on a spring celebration- stay tune!

Seminars for Small Businesses

The Small Business Development Division is now offering a series of monthly business educational workshops at no cost to you. Each workshop is designed to provide participants with practical knowledge needed to enhance their business acumen. Call Edwina Jones at (816) 513-6817 for information and reservations. All classes are held at the Small Business Development Division, located in the Historic Lincoln Building, 1601 E. 18th St., Kansas City, MO.

February is American Heart Month

H2U- Health, Happiness You, will offer several programs and activities highlighting heart health. Learn how to improve your cardiovascular health by knowing about and taking steps to control your blood pressure, cholesterol levels, blood glucose, body mass index (BMI) and hip to waist ratio.

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.

National Rural Health Association makes Southtown Sparkle!

The Southtown Council Environment and Public Works Committee selected National Rural Health Association (NRHA); 521 E. 63rd St., for the January Sparkle Award. New to Southtown, NRHA has been in operation for 30 years providing leadership on Rural Healthcare issues through education, research, and advocacy. It is the only national organization serving a broad spectrum of health care providers who share a common goal of improving healthcare access and quality for rural Americans. The office is open from 8:30am to 5pm daily and employs 15 people.

Mayoral Forum


You are invited to attend a Mayoral Forum co-sponsored by The Cookingham Institute, Department of Political Science, Public Adm. Student Assn., Bloch School African American Student Association at UMKC along with the 49/63 Neighborhood Coalition and the Southtown Council. The Forum is Wednesday, February 7, 5:30-7:30pm at Royall Hall Auditorium, 800 E. 52nd St. between Rockhill and Holmes on the UMKC Campus.