Mayor Lucas delivers address from Center High School auditorium
Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas will deliver his inaugural State of the City address Wednesday, from the Center High School auditorium, 8715 Holmes, starting at 6 pm. Doors open at 5:30.
During his address, Mayor Lucas will highlight the policy successes of his first six months in office and will preview his budgetary priorities for the Fiscal Year beginning May 1. The proposed City budget will be delivered to the City Council on Thursday, February 13.
This is the first time Center High School has been chosen at the site for the Mayor’s State of the City Address. Traditionally the Mayor’s address is held at community centers, according to the mayor’s spokesperson Morgan Said. She said Lucas chose Center because of its easy location as well the education component in his address.
Perhaps another influence came via a recommendation by the mayor’s Special Projects Manager Sammie Arnold who is overseeing the event as well as a 2014 Center High School graduate. “It’s definitely a great opportunity to come back and bring the mayor,” he says.
Live entertainment will be provided by the James Ward Band and Kemet & The Phantastics. The Honor Guard at the opening of the ceremony will be led by VFW #5 and the Scout Troop from Boone Elementary in the Center School District. Light refreshments will be provided.