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Novermber-December 2021 Newsletter
Meet. Learn. Ask. Share.

           Tuesday, December 7th 
     Marlborough Community Meeting
                 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

      Zoom, Facebook, Phone & In-Person*
       at the Catalyst Center, 1809 E 80th 

   *Attendance is limited to the first 12 people to RSVP
      to or 816.866-6279
                               Mask Required

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 
  • Dialogue with Forest Decker, New Director of KCMO Neighborhood & Community Services Department
    • Forest Wants To Know- "What can the Neighborhood & Community Services Department do to be more supportive of and communicate better with residents and neighborhoods?"
    • Programs in the Neighborhood & Community Services Department Include: Tow Services; Animal Health & Public Safety; Emergency Rental & Utility Assistance; Services & Funding for Unhoused Persons; Neighborhood Tourism & Development Fund; Homesteading Authority; Neighborhood Support Services (Leaf & Brush Drop Off, Neighborhood Clean Ups, et al); Community Action Centers (like the Catalyst Center); Land Bank Program; Landlord and Tenant Universities; Rental & Vacant Properties Registration; Trash & Recycling (weekly & bulky item pick-up, illegal dumping, hazardous waste collection); Regulated Industries (alcohol, adult entertainment, short term loans, vehicles for hire, cigarettes, et al); and Neighborhood Preservation (codes, dangerous buildings, securing open buildings, nuisance abatement, Safe Harbor, et al)
    • Come with questions and suggestions!
  • Why Call 311 for Gun Shots? + Public Safety Updates: Brian Masterson, Community Interaction Officer, Metro Patrol (816.885.0175
  • Houseless Solutions & Winter 2021 Plan:
    5th District Councilwoman Ryana Parks Shaw, Chair, Houseless Task Force
  • Announcements: 
    • Diabetes Health Coach Opportunity
    • Marlborough School Redevelopment Progress
    • Coalition Board Member & Task Force Opportunities
    • Where to Buy Coalition Signs & T-Shirts
    • Next Meeting - January 25, 2022
Community Events

Dec 6   5th Council District Community Meeting - 6:00pm to 7:30pm. Meet New Directors Leading Important City Services .... Wes Minder, Director of Water Services + Christopher Cotten, Director of Parks & Recreation Department + Frank Thompson, Director of Health Department. Microsoft Teams Meeting.Click here to join the meeting:

Or call in @ +1 872-212-5076,,297456682#. Phone Conference ID: 297 456 682#

Dec 7   Marlborough Community Meeting  6:30pm-8pm. Details above.
Dec 13 (week of)   Extra Leaf & Brush Pick Up Visit KCMO.GOV/LEAFANDBRUSH for bundling and bagging details                      
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                           Dec 9 Public Safety Task Force Meeting (via Zoom) 6:30pm-8pm. Email to receive the meeting notice and to learn more about the task force.

Dec 15 No Housing Task Force Meeting Email or text (816) 866-6279 to receive the January 19th meeting notice and to learn more about the work of the task force.

Dec 19   Church of the Resurrection (COR) Mobile Food Pantry 78th & Prospect 2 pm-4 pm. Host: Heavy Construction Laborer's Union Hall.                                               

Get Your Marlborough T-Shirts & Yard Signs!
Marlborough t-shirts, modeled by Coalition Board President Jeff Primose, and Marlborough Yard Signs are available for in-person purchase on Friday, December 17th from 2pm-6pm, at the Merry Marlborough Pop-Up event at The Borough, 8026 Paseo. Signs $5. Shirts sizes 2X ($15), XL ($15), and XS (youth 16-18)($10) are plentiful. Size L ($15) are very limited. Credit cards and cash accepted. To arrange a purchase at another time, email

Marlborough East Church Begins New Outreach
New Life Church has started this wonderful food service program for kids! It's open to all families with children from any Marlborough neighborhood.  

Marlborough Community Coalition is Seeking Board & Task Force Member Applicants from Marlborough Residents and Partners Who Have ….
  • A passion for improving the quality of life for all who live in Marlborough
  • Availability to be engaged in leadership and volunteer activities beyond a monthly board meeting
  • A willingness to
    • explore and learn about complex, entrenched challenges that exist in the neighborhood
    • support ongoing and future initiates – from showing up at events, working behind the scenes, sharing information within your existing networks – to active involvement or leadership of an event, initiative, or task force
  • The ability to provide perspectives based on neighborhood, personal, business, and other experiences and make decisions based on what is in the best overall interest of the neighborhood
  • A commitment to help build the financial sustainability and growth of the Coalition
 Sound Like A Lot? Evidence of the positive momentum in Marlborough is popping up all over the neighborhood! There is much more potential to be unlocked in Marlborough over the next few years. You would join a diverse, supportive group of leaders passionate about advancing the Coalition’s mission. Whether a board candidate has specific experiences or is willing to jump in and learn, current desired leadership skills include, but not are limit to…
  • Task Force Facilitation
  • Social Media Implementation
  • Volunteer Recruitment and Management
  • Financial bookkeeping and Quickbooks expertise
  • Fundraising
Current priority issue areas include, but are not limited to…
  • Housing
  • Public Health and Safety
  • Healthy Food Access
  • Arts & Culture
  • Green Space Improvements
  • Economic Development
  • Social Service Needs
Just Some of the Benefits of Board Service
  • Work alongside and meet neighbors you would otherwise never know
  • Get hands-on civic engagement experience
  • Sharing your knowledge and skills examples
  • Gain new knowledge and skill sets
  • Make a meaningful difference in the lives of your neighbors
  • Being part of a neighborhood organization respected city-wide
We would like to talk with you if you are interested in being applying for board membership, a task force leader or participant role, or if you have a specific skill that you want to share! Email President Jeff Primos will be in touch to talk with you, arrange for you to talk with or meet with other board members, and provide an application form.  Be The Change You Want to See In Marlborough!

Paid Health Coach Opportunity for Diabetes Prevention Program Sessions in Marlborough!
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Diabetes Prevention Program education sessions sponsored by UMKC for participants referred by University Health (formerly TMC), will be held at the Marlborough Catalyst Center in 2022. The Marlborough Coalition is looking for the right person to be a Health Coach to lead the sessions. The Health Coach does not need to live in Marlborough. Applicants will be considered as their qualifications are received. There is not a deadline after which all submittals will be reviewed at once, so please submit information as soon as possible. Click for detailed information

KSU Green Stormwater Infrastructure and Neighborhood Satisfaction Survey: A Comparison Study on Preferences and Degrees of Comfort
Eliza Seagrist, KSU student in the College of Architecture, Planning, and Design is researching how residents of the Marlborough and North Town Fork Creek neighborhoods view different green infrastructure landscapes. The purpose of Eliza's Graduate Program Research is to better understand residents' preferences and comfort to different green stormwater infrastructure landscapes because of their impact on overall neighborhood satisfaction and quality of life. The survey link is below. It is quick and fun. Thanks for sharing your opinions!



Email concerns or information about specific neighborhood incidents and concerns, or a KCPD interaction. The Coalition’s Public Safety Task Force will anonymously report information to Metro Patrol as appropriate and/or determine if some type of other city or neighborhood action or referral can resolve an issue .... speeding, racing/donuts, dangerous road conditions, squatters, crime, gunshots, nuisance properties, nuisance parties, etc. Provide as much detail as possible and if you want to be contacted back or remain anonymous.

Disclaimer: Call 911 immediately if you believe you are experiencing or witnessing an emergency that needs an immediate response, including circumstances that could escalate to a crime, shots fired, and threatening situations. Do not rely on communication through this email for immediate urgent needs. 

Task Force Opportunities. Be The Change.
Housing | Arts & Culture | Beautification | Public Health & Safety
Contact Us:    816.866.6279

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and art activities as core revitalization approaches.
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