MOARC Recognized in Cornerstone Awards

31 May 2019 3:15 PM | Glenda Johnson (Administrator)

The Kansas Citys Levees Coalition led by MOARC and KCIC were awarded a 2019 Special Recognition for the EDC’s Cornerstone Awards.    MOARC along with the Kansas City Industrial Council (KCIC) has been recognized by the Kansas City Economic Development Corporation (EDC) for its advocacy role in the development of the Kansas Citys Levees project.  The Cornerstone Awards are presented annually to recognize companies and projects that have helped strengthen Kansas City, Missouri’s economy.  The Kansas Citys Levees Coalition, led by MOARC and KCIC, is one of 21 companies and projects that were nominated as finalists for their role in building the local Kansas City economy.  The Economic Development Corporation’s mission is to attract and retain businesses domestically and internationally by serving as a resource and advocate in cultivating competitiveness of businesses locating or expanding to the City of Kansas City.  To be nominated for the Cornerstone Awards, the nominee must align with the mission of the EDC which is “To drive economic development and create an environment in which businesses and residents prosper in Kansas City, Missouri.”   The Cornerstone Awards have been presented for more than 30 years with this being the first time MOARC has been recognized for its advocacy work for the region.   The Kansas City Economic Development Corporation presented the Cornerstone Awards on 29 May in Kansas City at an awards ceremony and social event.  MOARC President, Tom Poer, and Executive Director, Dave Combs, attended the Awards representing MOARC and KCIC representatives included Scott Brown, Tom Roberts, Susan Brown and Bruce Holloway.

MOARC has been instrumental in working with the Corps of Engineers, local sponsors and with the Congressional offices to ensure the Kansas City Levees project as part of the Bipartisan Budget Bill of 2018 (Supplemental Bill) to address current and future flood risk management within Kansas City, Kansas and Missouri.   Working with the Congressional offices and the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, MOARC helped to recognize the Kansas Citys Levees project as a single on-going construction project, resulting in the project becoming fully federally funded (100% federal dollars) under the Supplemental Bill bringing over $453 million to the region to complete the flood risk project.   The Cornerstone Awards recognizes the efforts of MOARC and its advocacy partner, KCIC, in securing the funding to complete this important flood control project protecting over $20 billion in infrastructure investments.  MOARC is extremely proud to be recognized for its role and efforts in the community as a Cornerstone Awards recipient.

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