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January 2021 Newsletter
Meet. Learn. Ask. Share.

              Tuesday, January 26th  
     Marlborough Community Meeting
                 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join by Phone, Facebook Live or Zoom
Meeting ID: 966 5034 7259 | Password: 503321
Numbers To Participate By Phone: (346) 248 7799 | (408) 638 0968 | (669) 900 6833 | (253) 215 8782 | (312) 626 6799 | (646) 876 9923 | (301) 715 8592

Community Meeting Agenda 
  • KCPD Community Interaction Officer Bryan Masterson
  • Marlborough School Redevelopment News
  • Domestic Violence Awareness - Rose Brooks Center
  • Marlborough Buy Nothing Network
  • Listening Session
    • What do you like best about our neighborhood?
    • What do we need more of? Less of?
    • What do you want to know about Coalition programs?
    • Is there something you plan to do in 2021 to make the neighborhood stronger? 

 

Meet New Coalition Board Members
Pastor Marvin Kirkwood joined the Coalition Board of Directors in November 2020. He is the founder and pastor of Contagious Life Church which recently relocated from 76th & Troost to 99th & Holmes. He has led many community programs over the years focused on youth development along with conflict mediation and crime reduction. Pastor Kirkwood and his church members are generous and passionate about helping their neighbors. They operate the "Life Mart," a mini-grocery store with all free items. Pastor Kirkwood helped launched the "Treats on Troost" Halloween event in partnership with the Coalition and local businesses.

                                               
                 Pastor Marvin Kirkwood                    Johnnie Wilson      

Mr. Johnnie Wilson, CEO and President of Wilson Brother’s Entertainment, also joined the Board of Directors in November 2020. His company owns and operates the Rain Restaurant & Bar at 80th & Troost. Mr. Wilson has served the community through many non-profit organizations. His particular interests in crime prevention, community assistance to those facing financial challenges, and increasing community-building activities through entertainment and outdoor programming in the neighborhood's 40 acres of green spaces and parks will be a great asset to the neighborhood. Mr. Wilson will also serve as the Coalition’s liaison to the South Kansas City Alliance.

 
Neighborhood Updates:
  • A Special Use Permit for a proposed gas station/convenience store was denied by KCMO's City Plan Commission and dismissed by the Board of Zoning Adjustment in response to Coalition-led advocacy opposing the development
  • Thanks to an AARP Active Living Grant to the Coalition, 2 park benches were added to Rachel Morado Plaza which is located between Paseo and Hickman Mills. One bench is on the Paseo side and the other near the base of the Paseo Bridge where it crosses Hickman Mills Rd.
  • Watch for 15 new bike stations being installed in the next few weeks at three different green spaces in the neighborhood ... also provided by the AARP grant. Thank you AARP!
  • Neighbor Julie Farsted is sharing her talents and love for native plants in a project to beautify shuttered buildings in the neighborhood (with permission of course!) Her first painting is on a house on 77th Terr between Lydia and Troost. Keep a watch out for more artwork to come. Thank you Julie!
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Marlborough Business Highlight: 
Jade Alarm
 

Founded in 1969 and located at 7636 Troost since 1981, Jade Alarm is a family-owned business offering fire, security, and access control systems to residential, commercial, and industrial businesses in Marlborough and throughout the metro area. They operate their own central monitoring system and they pride themselves in being a one-stop-shop with no subcontractors to hassle with. Jade Alarm moved to 7636 Troost when they purchased and remodeled the building of their first customer – Harold’s Formal Wear. President and founder, Joseph Pfefer, is especially proud of the exemplary customer service and state of the art solutions his company provides. Jade Alarm is a growing company and often has dispatcher, technician, and sales opportunities listed on their website. Jade is also community-minded, responding immediately to support the Coalition's first "Treats on Troost” Halloween event. Thank you Jade Alarm for your commitment to Marlborough! Visit https://www.jadealarm.com/  to learn more about their company.
 
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