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Cauthen named to board of national community improvement group

City of Kansas City, Mo., City Manager Wayne A. Cauthen has been invited to join the board of trustees for the Partners for Livable Communities, a national non-profit organization that improves communities by promoting quality of life, economic development and social equity.

“It’s an honor to be asked to serve on the board of such a well-respected organization,” Cauthen said. “This group works to address many of the same issues we are facing in Kansas City, Mo., and throughout the metropolitan area. I hope to share practices that have worked here, and bring back other successful programs and concepts to help Kansas City continue to develop economically, socially and culturally.”

The organization offers technical assistance, leadership training, workshops, charettes, research and publications to help communities. Its Partners Resource Network includes more than 1,200 people from local, state, national, international, public, private and media organizations.

The board of trustees includes leaders from local government, banking, arts and culture and the philanthropy industry.

Partners for Livable Communities granted the City its Most Livable Communities designation for 2004-2014.

For more information, contact Mary Charles, city communications officer, at (816) 513-1356.

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