Southtown Council Board Member Bill Egelhoff Leaves a Legacy of Service

Long-time Southtown Council member William (Bill) Egelhoff passed away Friday, March 11, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. Bill was an incredibly loyal member of the Southtown Council, serving for many years on the Executive Board of Directors. Known for his kindness, dedication and great sense of humor, Bill was voted Southtown Man of the Year in 2010. Bill will be remembered for his wonderful spirit, giving nature and legacy of service. Those who served with him recognized Bill as an example of tireless and selfless service.

Bill was a friendly, loyal and loving person who had great respect for his family and friends. His fun-loving spirit was enjoyed by all who knew him. Goodness and integrity describe Bill's character as his life exemplified those virtues. Our thoughts and prayers are with Bill’s family during this difficult time.

Welcome Our New Executive Director – Sean Ackerson

New Executive Director Sean Ackerson joined the Southtown Council on December 14th. Sean and his wife Amy are 19-year residents of KC and are proud parents of two very active elementary school students - Garrett and Brendan. Although a native of Oklahoma, Sean considers Kansas City home. “We love our family and friends elsewhere, but Kansas City is our home. We’ve been in the neighborhood for over 17 years now and Southtown, Waldo and Brookside is my community.”

Troost Avenue District Banners

In October of 2015, The Troost Avenue Community Improvement District added 16 banners throughout the Troost corridor. A light blue banner with a colorful and unique tulip was the winning design from a group of many talented artists. These fun banners can be seen on Troost from 46th Street to 75th Street as well as 63rd Street and Rockhill Road.

Thank you, Southtown!

As we reach the end of 2015, we look back with fond memories and appreciation for all who made the year amazing!  The volunteer boards and committees are the heart and soul of the Southtown, Waldo and Brookside business associations. The success of these three organizations wouldn’t be possible without the countless hours and energy the volunteers provide.