|6th District Councilman Scott Taylor
|City Hall, 22nd floor • 414 E. 12th St. • Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone: 816-513-6523 • Fax: 816-513-1612
Assistant: Katrina Foster • email@example.com
Special Committee on Small Business reviews “Cut the Red Tape Report” statusThe City announced new finance options available to area small businesses. The City made this announcement in partnership with Justine PETERSEN, the U.S. Small Business Administration Region 7 and the Women’s Business Center. More. Review Status Report.
Small Business Committee reports how to “Cut the Red Tape”The Special Committee on Small Business released its “Cut the Red Tape” report during the City Council’s Business Session on Thursday, Dec. 8. This report includes 67 specific suggestions to make it easier for small businesses to grow in Kansas City, Mo. More.
Scott Taylor serves as City Councilman for the 6th District at Large. Prior to being elected to the Council, Scott served as Vice President to the Center School District Board. He has been elected twice to the Board. Working with other members of the board, teachers and administrators, Center School District has been recognized by the State of Missouri for achieving the highest level of accreditation; Fully Accredited with Distinction. He has also led school district bond and levy campaigns and coordinated the Learn Green Live Green Initiative in Kansas City for students to integrate green technology into their curriculum.
Scott has served on a variety of community boards involving anti-crime efforts, mental health, drug treatment and education. He was appointed as Commissioner with the Jackson County COMBAT Commission which seeks to reduce crime and violence in the community. He is a former Chairman of the Board of Directors of ReDiscover Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services which provide drug treatment and counseling services to those who need it the most in our community. Scott is also a former Chair of Kansas City’s Liquor Control Board of Review.
Scott is an attorney specializing in business and trade development. His specialty involves business develop-
ment and implementation of programs that support U.S. manufacturers and businesses. In essence, his work involves bringing in and helping retain business and jobs in the United States. Scott has worked with many municipal, county and state elected officials, as well as with their congressional delegations in Washington, D.C.
Scott received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Kansas; an MBA from Rockhurst University; and was awarded a Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri Kansas City. He is a member of The Missouri Bar, and the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association.
Councilman Taylor speaks about doing business in Kansas City to a group of 700 participants/small and medium sized businesses visiting Kansas City from 27 countries during the Futurallia conference. Kansas City was the first city in the United States to host this business conference. More than 7,000 one-on-one business meetings were held at Futurallia.
Scott resides with his wife, Cathy Jolly (a former State Representative and former member of the City Council in Kansas City, Missouri), and their young son, Drake, in South Kansas City.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 1, 2011Mayor James taps Councilman Taylor to head up committee on small business regulation
Kansas City Mo., Mayor Sly James has asked Sixth District Councilman Scott Taylor to chair a special committee on small business. The committee will focus on cutting red tape and streamlining City services related to doing business in the City of Kansas City, Mo. The committee will include Third District Councilman Jermaine Reed, First District Councilman Scott Wagner and Fifth District Councilwoman Cindy Circo.
“I am confident that this committee under Councilman Taylor’s leadership will produce quality results,” said Mayor James. “Cutting red tape and bringing new thinking to how City Hall works was one of the 4E’s I campaigned on: Efficiency. Frankly, we can talk until we are blue in the face about being a City that encourages entrepreneurship, but if we are serious about fostering business we need to make it easier to open a business in Kansas City.” More
It was an honor to speak to approximately 500 of our citizens including many youth with these great leaders about the Civil Rights movement during the Freedom Riders even at the Concord of Fortress of Hope Church on May 25th, 2011 Rev. Sam Mann, Pastor St. Mark Union Church, John Sharp, 6th District Councilman, Kliff Kuehl, President & CEO, KCPT, Gregory M. Glore, Community/Civic Volunteer, Bonnaye Mims, HMC-1 School District BoE President, Gwen Grant, President CEO Urban League of Greater KC, Anita
Russell, NAACP KCMO President,. I would like thank our proactive Hickman Mills School District Superintendent Marge Williams and Pastor Ronald Lindsay for hosting this event at his church with many community partners.