The Martin City Business & Community Association (MCBCA) was created in 1998 to raise awareness of the Martin City area and encourage commercial growth with existing and new businesses. A primary driving force for the creation of MCBCA was the lack of infrastructure along 135th Street, which leaders felt was a distinct drawback to business development. Martin City had been annexed into Kansas City, MO in 1963 and yet years later, the primary arterial had received no upgrades from the city so businesses became frustrated.
In January 2005, MCBCA gained a new partner to assist in the quest for a better Martin City when the Martin City Community Improvement District (MCCID) was created. Together, they work tirelessly to create a thriving, viable, commercial community in the southwest corner of the City of KCMO.
With the added clout of the MCCID as a political subdivision, MCBCA has been able to focus on bettering the area through marketing promotions, public events, and collaborations with government, neighborhood, civic and educational partners.
MCBCA is the coordinator and host for the annual Irishpalooza St. Patrick’s parade in Martin City – work that is practically a twelve-month effort for an event with so many “moving parts”. The parade draws thousands of spectators and has long been considered “Kansas City’s Biggest Little Fun Parade”. The Whiskey 5K Race and annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony are also coordinated and hosted by the MCBCA.
2016 Martin City Business & Community Association Board of Directors
Karyn Brooke – President
Sidelines Floral Design
511 E. 135th St. Kansas City, MO 64145
Bridget Elleman – Secretary
Office Manager/ Human Resources
Rob Sight Ford
13901 Washington St, Kansas City, MO 64145
Denise Amor Dostal – Treasurer
ETCHing Glass – Granite – Stone
13324 Locust Kansas City, MO 64145
Missy Wilson – MCBCA Administrative Officer
311 E. 135th St. Kansas City, MO 64145
CURRENTLY SEEKING BOARD MEMBER FOR THE FOLLOWING SEAT:
MC-CID Board Liaison – OPEN
**If you are interested in filling an open position on the MCBCA board, please contact Karyn Brooke at 816-941-8814 for more information. MCBCA meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 a.m. at RC’s Restaurant in Martin City.