Our Purpose

The Mission of the Urban Summit is advocacy and to develop initiatives to foster community relations, enhance economic growth and improve the quality of life in the Urban Core.


Urban Summit weekly Friday morning virtual meeting

We are excited to kick off the first meeting of 2021 for the Urban Summit. For right now we will have our meetings via our Zoom platform and you can log on and stay informed from wherever you are.

The Feb 19th virtual meeting will continue with our Crime Cell (Keith Brown-Chair) featuring a presentation/discussion from State Senator Barbara Anne Washington. Senator Washington will discuss Police Residency and why it is important and why she has introduced this legislation in this session. Senator Washington will address many other important issues and upcoming legislation that will directly affect our community as well.

Click here to Join us every Friday at 8:30a.m. | Dial in: +1 312 626 6799 | Meeting ID: 869 0765 6536 | Passcode: 477235

Urban Summit Activities

Annual Summit
and Mini Summits

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Annual Youth Conference

more to come

Radio Broadcast
Weekly on 1590AM

more to come
About the Urban Summit

In January 2008, Bishop James Tindall, Sr., 2nd District Jackson County Legislator, convened the first Urban Summit. It brought together elected officials and urban residents to discuss Economic Development; Crime and Substance Abuse; Education; Health Care; Neighborhood/Housing; and Integration. Foremost on the minds of the Urban Summit planners and participants was the need to elevate African American families and provide a blueprint of how community and elected officials could help.

How to Get Involved

The Urban Summit of Greater Kansas City meets Fridays 8:30 am – 10:00 am (virtual meetings until further notice). Details will follow. Contact us to receive notices for the weekly Friday meetings, the annual summit, or if you have questions.