Around the District

Nov 16, 2018
EC from DC


I wanted to take this week’s EC from DC to say thanks for the opportunity to meet with many of you this month while Congress is in recess.
I’ve had the pleasure of meeting with business and charitable organizations, students and educators, and just meeting with constituents in the Fifth District.

It was truly an honor to speak to young men at Metropolitan Community College for the “Am I My Brother’s Keeper” Conference. The purpose was to empower high school minority men from across the district to build each other up and be a part of the organization.

I have no doubt that these young men will make their mark on the world.

I spent some time this week, speaking with experts about Missouri’s risk and recovery efforts should a disaster occur in our state. We discussed many topics related to climate change and natural disasters at the annual Community Recovery and Resilience Leadership Forum in Kansas City. We’ve all witnessed mother nature’s wrath of recent. We should be even more concerned about preparation and prevention. 

I had the chance to visit with business leaders in the northland at the Clay County Economic Development Council discussing opportunities for affordable housing and business development. It was also great to meet with Governor Parson at this event.

Thanks for the opportunity to catch up with friends and colleagues at the annual Northland Neighborhoods, Inc. Annual Awards Banquet.


I also spent time with the Chambers of Commerce from several municipalities in my district. Thank you, Independence, Lee’s Summit, Raytown, Blue Springs, Grain Valley and Oak Grove Chambers. 

What an honor to attend Kansas City Metro’s Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Luncheon. I am immensely grateful to the brave men and women who work so hard to keep our community safe.



Emanuel Cleaver, II
Member of Congress