On February 23, 2016, the Rotary Club of Kansas City, Kansas hosted the annual State of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas.  The Club has a long history of hosting this annual address, dating back to the 1960's.  Mayor Mark Holland, a fellow member of the KCK Rotary Club, spoke to a crowd of over 425 persons, reviewing the past year in Wyandotte County.
Mayor Mark Holland & KCK Rotary Club              The Mayor addressed a crowd of 425 attendees
        President, Hank Chamberlain                                       
Mayor Holland’s three main themes this year were Economic Development, Innovations in Government and Healthy Communities.  The Mayor took a very forward looking approach to improving our community, and making government function smarter and better.  Among the issues covered was balancing property taxes and sales taxes, addressing blight, studies of government operations (specifically right-sizing the fire department), downtown and Indian Springs redevelopment, and next year’s tax windfall from Village West.