We are official! Dan Tarwater from the Jackson County Legislature was in attendance at the July 2016 board meeting to present the Martin City Community Improvement District with this official proclamation:
“Be it resolved by the County Legislature of Jackson County, Missouri, that the Legislature congratulates the Martin City Community Improvement District upon its receipt of the Cornerstone and People’s Choice Awards, and wishes them continued success in all of its future endeavors!”
On May 11th, 2016, the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, MO, honored the Martin City Community Improvement District as one of 10 Cornerstone Award winners at Union Station.
Just under 1000 people voted in a ten-day public Facebook contest to determine the “People’s Choice” award winner, where the Martin City CID captured more than 42% of the vote. According to Missy Wilson, the Executive Director of the Martin City CID, this award is the result of countless business owners and community members who banded together to improve the district.
For ten days, the entire Martin City community rallied up Cornerstone votes through phone calls, email, social media, and local restaurants placing cards in customers’ checks asking them to vote for Martin City. “It’s a testament to how well the CID is willing to work together to support a common cause,” says Wilson. “The business owners in the Martin City CID have relentlessly remained focused on improving the district, no matter how many obstacles have come up.”
Below is a photo of the full proclamation. We are excited and proud about all the new developments in our district and will continue to work hard to move our community forward. A big Thank You goes out to the entire Jackson County Legislature for recognizing our efforts!