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City of Kansas City, Mo.

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CONTACT: City Communications Office, 816-513-1349

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 18, 2010

Engage KC Leadership Board Application deadline extended to May 29

The City of Kansas City, Mo. is currently recruiting forty members for the sixth Leadership class, one of several developmental initiatives sponsored by the City Manager’s Office.

The Engage KC Board (formerly known as the Kansas City Youth Commission) helps to build Kansas City leaders of the future by focusing on leadership skills, teamwork and knowledge of the community today. Topics throughout the eleven month term include Education, Environment, Marketing and Communications, Public Policy, Governmental Services, Workforce development presented through discussions, tours, seminars, and informational meetings. Leaders will also participate in a one-day retreat to build relationships and leadership skills.

This is a great opportunity for young people to meet other young people who share similar interest and goals. Many of the board members utilize this experience to complete the school service hour commitments or internship experience, said Thalia Cherry

Interested young people ages 16-24 may apply online at www.kcmo.org/engagekc or contact the Office of Civic and Community Engagement at 816-513-1378. The application deadline has been extended to May 29.

A selection committee comprised of a cross-sector of leaders, will review applications and recommend the rising leaders to the Mayor and City Council for final selection. The 2010-11 Engage KC Leadership Board term will run from June 2010 through May 2011.

Media inquiries should be directed to Thalia Cherry, City Manager’s Office, 816-513-1378.

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