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City Communications Office

City of Kansas City, Mo.

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CONTACT: Mary Charles, city communications officer, (816) 513-1356

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 2, 2009

Neighborhood Advisory Council seeks residents for 2010 election

The City of Kansas City, Mo., Neighborhood Advisory Council is seeking candidates for its 15-member council. The council addresses proposed City policies and programs and makes recommendations to the director of the City’s Neighborhood and Community Services Department.

The council consists of two members from each of the City’s six council districts and three at-large members. Interested residents must apply by Sept. 25, and registered neighborhood organizations will then elect candidates to represent their areas.

Applications are available at http://www.kcmo.org/neigh/Application2009.pdf, or at the Neighborhood and Community Services Department, City Hall, fourth floor, 414 E. 12th St.

Advisory Council members are expected to attend monthly meetings, meet with groups in their regions and participate in other related events, including public hearings and forums to discuss key issues and receive input on a variety of community matters.

Candidate eligibility requirements include being able to prove residency, not having any outstanding warrants or delinquent taxes, being a registered Missouri voter and not having any conflicts of interest with the work of the advisory council.

The advisory council also provides feedback to the mayor, City Council, city manager and all department directors regarding the concerns and perceived impacts of decisions that affect Kansas City neighborhoods.

For more information about the Neighborhood Advisory Council or to have an application mailed to you, call Shalisha Boles, Neighborhood and Community Services Department, (816) 513-3200.

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