GKCRA board members represent Kansas City restaurants in a variety of settings throughout the metro. Board members listed below are available for contact for questions on the committees and organizations they serve.
Kansas City, Missouri Government Alcoholic Beverage Advisory Group – The Alcoholic Beverage Advisory Group reviews Chapter 10 of the City’s code of ordinances and advises changes to the Regulated Industries Division‘s manager. Group recommendations are also shared with the City Council. The group was organized at the request of the City Council and is governed by a set of bylaws.
Group meetings regularly are held at 9 a.m. on the first Monday of February, May, August and November in the Regulated Industries conference room, 635 Woodland Ave, Suite 2101.
Food Advisory Board – The Food Advisory Board advises the Kansas City Missouri Health Department regarding food establishment matters related to public safety, the food code, health inspections and general health department policies. Meetings are quarterly. GKCRA representative: Bill Teel
Kansas City Missouri Health Department - The Kansas City Missouri Health Departmenthas compiled a list of the top ten critical violations noted from their 2018 inspections. Click here for the list along with an explanation of each violation. Use the list to prepare for your next inspection and avoid critical violations.
Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers – The Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers has administered the TIPS Hotline in the metro since 1982. More than 145,000 tips from citizens with information on felony crimes in the metropolitan area have been taken by the TIPS Hotline. These tips have led to over 11,000 arrests and the clearance of over 24,000 crimes or warrants. GKCRA representative: James Eddy
Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund – The Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund is a reimbursement grant program, established by state law in 1989 to help promote Kansas City’s neighborhoods through cultural, social, ethnic, historic, educational and recreational activities, while promoting the city as a premier convention, visitor and tourist center. The fund is funded through a tourism sales tax.
Visit KC – Visit KC is an economic development organization contracted by the City of Kansas City, Missouri to promote tourism in the Kansas City metro area. Visit KC’s mission is to ignite global passion for visiting Kansas City through sales and marketing efforts. A portion of the organization’s funding is supported by Kansas City, Missouri’s hotel and lodging tax. GKCRA representative: David Lopez
Civic and Trade Organizations
American Culinary Federation – Greater Kansas City Chef’s Association
Hotel and Lodging Association of Greater Kansas City