Rep. Richard Brown (right) with House Speaker Elijah Haar (left) and Brown’s niece Tiana Key. Photo credit Richard Brown.

Rep. Richard Brown appointed to Missouri Tourism Commission

Rep. Richard Brown, representing the 27th District in Kansas City, has been appointed by the Speaker of the House Elijah Haar to serve on the Missouri Tourism Commission. Rep. Brown is also serving his second term as the Ranking Member on the Special Committee on Tourism. Brown is the only member from Kansas City on the Tourism Commission.

The Missouri Tourism Commission meets four times a year to create programs and policies that help to make Missouri a “top of mind” travel and tourism destination. Travel and tourism generates economic development that creates and supports jobs for Missouri residents. Tourism and travel also supports state and local governments by generating nearly 1.5 billion in tax revenue.

Brown, a native of Kansas City, can’t help but beam about the city he calls home. “The Kansas City Zoo, Starlight Theatre, the Power & Light District and the downtown street car are great attractions,” said Brown. “Every time I think about the zoo, I think about the polar bears.”

There are other important attractions and events on Rep. Brown’s mind as well. “The new Kansas City airport terminal will be vital in attracting visitors to the state and capitalizing on the 100th anniversary of Route 66 in 2026 will be a massive undertaking,” said Brown.

“I am just so excited to promote our state,” said Brown. “I think Missouri is great place to see and visit, and I just want everyone to feel welcome here.”

The 27th District covers Swope Park and the Blue River Pkwy. Its borders are from I-435 to Holmes Rd. (some parts of Wornall) and I-435 to Blue Parkway.

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