2020 Community Luncheon
Jan 14, 2020 | 12:00 p.m.
Westin Crown Center - 1 E Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108
Rev. Dr. Nelson "Fuzzy" Thompson Community Luncheon
The late Rev. Dr. Nelson L. “Fuzzy” Thompson served the community and the Kansas City Southern Leadership Conference for many years. His interest and involvement were legendary. He served as President/CEO of the KC Southern Christian Leadership Conference from 1984 until his home going in January 2015. This is an opportunity for Kansas City to come together and recognize a great community leader and advocate who has made a significant impact!
Mayor Quinton Lucas
City of Kansas City, MO
2020 Community Luncheon Speaker
Quinton Lucas, “Mayor Q,” was sworn in as the 55th mayor of Kansas City on August 1, 2019.
As mayor, Quinton has prioritized making Kansas City’s neighborhoods safer, creating more accessible and affordable housing and public transportation, fostering a healthier community and improving basic services. Quinton created and chairs the City’s Special Committee on Housing Policy.
Born and raised in Kansas City, Quinton has spent most of his life in the city’s urban core. As a child, he moved often and experienced homelessness, sometimes staying with family or friends, or residing in a motel. Despite these challenges, Quinton remained focused on his schoolwork, earning academic scholarships to high school, college and Cornell Law School before returning
home to Kansas City.
Since 2012, Quinton has been a member of the University of Kansas Law School faculty, where he served as one of the youngest tenure-track law professors in the country. He is active in the Kansas City community and volunteers extensively in area schools and organizations, including providing mentor-
ship in local prisons.
Mayor Quinton Lucas lives in the Historic 18th and Vine Jazz District, which he previously represented on the City Council.