On February 24, 2015, 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 375 persons, reviewing the past year in Wyandotte County.
Mayor Mark Holland & Club President, Ken Davis           The Mayor addressed a crowd of 375 attendees
Mayor Holland reviewed economic growth and progress on many fronts.The county has seen $1.26 billion of economic development in the last 2 years.  The county is leading the state of Kansas in job creation.  He also put a focus on the "Healthy Communities Wyandotte" initiative, and progress on the new "Healthy Campus" and community center in the downtown area.  Mayor Holland gave the community an update of the effort, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice, to help the county boost the numbers of minorities in all facets of the government and public safety forces.