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November Professional Development

November 26, 2019
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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Grand Street Cafe
4740 Grand Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64112
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"Winning Communication Strategies on the Campaign Trail"

On Aug. 1, 2019, Mayor Quinton Lucas was sworn in as Kansas City’s youngest mayor in more than a century. His rise to Kansas City’s highest elected office was not an easy road—the campaign trail crossed many intersections of Kansas City’s diverse population and included discussions on many hot topics such as pot holes, music tastes and even the candidate’s choices regarding ‘smear’ campaign tactics.

Join us in November to learn how Kansas City’s youngest elected Mayor utilized a variety of communication strategies and tactics to win the hearts and votes of Kansas City residents.

Speakers: Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas & Chief of Staff, John Stamm

About Mayor Quinton Lucas

Quinton Lucas, “Mayor Q,” was sworn in as the 55th mayor of Kansas City on Aug. 1, 2019. As mayor, Lucas has prioritized making Kansas City’s neighborhoods safer, creating more accessible and affordable housing and public transportation, fostering a healthier community and improving basic services. Lucas created and chairs the City’s Special Committee on Housing Policy.

Born and raised in Kansas City, Lucas has spent most of his life in the city’s urban core. As a child, he moved often and experienced homelessness, sometimes staying with family or friends, or residing in a motel. Despite these challenges, Lucas remained focused on his schoolwork, earning academic scholarships to high school, college and Cornell Law School before returning home to Kansas City.

Since 2012, Lucas has been a member of the University of Kansas Law School faculty, where he served as one of the youngest tenure-track law professors in the country. He is active in the Kansas City community and volunteers extensively in area schools and organizations, including providing mentorship in local prisons. 

Mayor Quinton Lucas lives in the Historic 18th and Vine Jazz District, which he previously represented on the City Council.

About John Stamm

John Stamm was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, graduating from UMKC with degrees in Business and Philosophy. While at UMKC, he founded a nonprofit tutoring company, helping hundreds of low-income students improve their ACT and SAT scores. After working in New York City as a fundraising consultant, he moved to St. Louis for a position at The Salvation Army and ultimately leading fundraising as Director of Global Philanthropy for Junior Chamber International. After serving as Vice President of St. Louis Area Mensa and being appointed by the Governor to the Missouri Community Service Commission, he returned to his hometown of Kansas City to manage Quinton Lucas’ campaign for mayor, and now serves as the Mayor’s Chief of Staff. Stamm is now a downtown resident preparing to be a dog owner and occasionally enjoying rock climbing. 

Tickets

$25.00 Price for GKC-PRSA Members
$30.00 after 8:00 am November 22

$35.00 Price for Non-Members
$40.00 after 8:00 am November 22