Armourdale Renewal Association candidate forum to be Wednesday night

The Armourdale Renewal Association will hold a candidate forum from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, at the Armourdale Recreation Center, 730 Osage, Kansas City, Kan. Candidates must call in advance to the executive director to register at 913-371-5696.

The Armourdale candidate forum is open to all candidates who are on the ballot. There are the same time limits and rules against debating and opponent bashing that have always been in place at Armourdale candidate forums. It is a Neighborhood Business Revitalization organization forum.

In the event of inclement weather, call the organization in advance or check the organization’s website to see if the event will still be held.

Mayor’s state of government speech to be Tuesday

Mayor Mark Holland’s state of the Unified Government speech will be given Tuesday, Feb. 24, at the Reardon Civic Center, 5th and Minnesota Avenue, Kansas City, Kan.

The host of the speech is the Downtown Kansas City, Kan., Rotary Club, and reservations have already closed for the luncheon.

Those who can’t attend the event may watch it streamed live on the Unified Government website at

The event begins at 11:30 a.m., and lasts until 1 p.m.