Jan 18, 2007    #003
Contact: Nick Barron

UMKC, community groups host pre-primary mayoral forum

The Cookingham Institute of Urban Affairs at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) is hosting a pre-primary mayoral forum Feb. 7 at Royall Hall Auditorium on the UMKC Volker campus.

Sponsors of the event, along with the Cookingham Institute, are UMKC’s Department of Political Science, the Public Administration Student Association at UMKC, the Bloch School African-American Student Association, Alpha Kappa Alpha, 49/63 Neighborhood Coalition, Southtown Council, and the Blue Hills Neighborhood Association.

All City of Kansas City (Mo.) Mayoral primary candidates have been invited to participate. The forum’s theme is quality of life and racial divides as important to Kansas City communities and neighborhoods. The forum is scheduled from 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

UMKC Chancellor Guy Bailey will make opening remarks and Boris Ricks, Ph.D., UMKC political science professor, will moderate.

Royall Hall is located at 800 East 52nd Street. Parking is free for event guests and will be in the Rockhill Parking Structure at the corner of 52nd Street and Rockhill Road.

The L.P. Cookingham Institute promotes community building and development as a means to contribute to urban area revitalization through scholarship, practice and community engagement. The Institute is part of the Department of Public Affairs at UMKC’s Bloch School of Business and Public Administration. The Department is one of the oldest public administration programs in the country and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA).

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), one of four University of Missouri campuses, is a public university serving more than 14,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. UMKC engages with the community and economy based on a three-part mission: visual and performing arts, health sciences, and urban affairs.

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This information is available to people with speech or hearing impairments by calling Relay Missouri at (800) 735-2966 (TT) or (800) 735-2466 (voice).


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