Resolution Honoring Lincoln HS Debate (RESOLUTION NO. [R-2013-00212])

Honoring the Lincoln College Preparatory Academy Debate Team.               WHEREAS, on March 2, 2013, Corey Fisher and Jared Freemon became the first students from Lincoln College Preparatory Academy to qualify to the prestigious National Forensic League Tournament in policy debate; and               WHEREAS, Mr. Fisher and Mr. Freemon have been part of the DEBATE-Kansas City … Continue reading


It is imperative that our focus today remains on honoring our City’s progress over the past year and the blueprint for the future. The interruption was an unnecessary distraction from the Mayor’s State of the City speech, and unfair to all of the event’s participants. As city leaders, we cannot allow today’s obscene outburst from one individual … Continue reading

Remembering the Dream

As I walked the National Mall in Washington D.C. this weekend, I witnessed the manifestation of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s dream. Hundreds of people from every walk of life and from different racial and ethnic backgrounds all gathered to take pictures of the King Memorial and relish this moment in history. Today, as we … Continue reading

Spreading Christmas Cheer in the 3rd District

The holiday season has been quite festive at the Office of Councilman Jermaine Reed. We kicked off the holiday season with our Monthly Meeting and Holiday Party at Arrowhead Stadium on December 11th and I’m still getting compliments on the joyous time people had inside the stadium penthouse. For many, it was their first time … Continue reading

Reflections on the 3rd District Holiday Party

Last night, I had the pleasure of hosting over 100 3rd District residents at Arrowhead Stadium for the 3rd District Monthly Meeting and Holiday Party. Many of the residents who showed up for the party had never been to Arrowhead Stadium before. My heart was filled with joy when I saw the residents’ faces light … Continue reading

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today marks the time of year when we take a moment and think on all the wonderful things in our lives for which we’re thankful – our health, our family, our friends, etc. I’m reminded of Thessalonians 5:18: “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” While life’s … Continue reading

Councilman Jermaine Reed Raises Awareness About Youth Homelessness at Sleepless in the City Event

Kansas City, MO – Third District Councilman, Jermaine Reed, will be a guest speaker at the Sleepless in the City Event Friday, November 16, 2012 at 8:30 p.m. at 11424 Hickman Mills Drive in Kansas City Missouri. Sleepless in the City is an overnight sleep-out to raise awareness around the issues of youth homelessness.  This year Sleepless … Continue reading

Troublesome Traffic Signal Removals Suspended

After much public outcry from citizens of the 3rd District, Councilman Jermaine Reed introduced and the City Council passed a resolution to suspend the removal process of traffic signals on October 18, 2012. Resolution 120913 directs the City Manager to suspend the removal process of traffic signals, take certain actions with regards to traffic signals … Continue reading

Councilman Jermaine Reed Sponsors Ordinance to Hire Unemployed Residents for City Projects

Kansas City, MO – Today, Third District Councilman Jermaine Reed, sponsored and the City Council approved Ordinance 120944: a pilot program, offering incentives for contractors who hire unemployed residents registered with the Full Employment Council (FEC) First Source Program. The program offers contractors an immediate 3 percent discount on their bid price for agreeing to … Continue reading

City Approves Construction Management Contract for the East Patrol Division Station and Crime Lab Campus

Today, Third District City Councilman, Jermaine Reed, issued a formal statement regarding City Council’s approval of a $48,000,000 TWS contract with JE Dunn/Alexander Mechanical for the Construction Management of the Kansas City Police Department’s East Patrol Division Station and Crime Lab Campus. “Today marks another milestone for the East Patrol Campus project.  With more than … Continue reading