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The 2022 Heart of Kansas City Awards were presented on Thursday, November 3, 2022 at the Kansas City Zoo.

Check out our press release for more information about all of these terrific award winners!

Attraction of the YearHarry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum
Presented to honor an attraction that has an impact on and demonstrates excellence in advancing the goals, objectives and spirit of the tourism and hospitality industry.
Photo top left: Kelly Anders, Deputy Director, Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum, with Matt Schulte, GKCAA President

Special Achievement:  Redlined: Cities, Suburbs and Segregation, Special Exhibit of the Johnson County Museum
Presented to honor an individual or organization who coordinated a unique event/program/campaign or adapted a current event/program/campaign to go above & beyond in furthering the goals, objectives and spirit of the tourism and hospitality industry.
Photo top right: Andrew Gustafson, Curator, and Mary McMurray, Director, Johnson County Museum, with Matt Schulte, GKCAA President

Individual Achievement Jeff Bentley, Executive Director, Kansas City Ballet Association
Presented to a respected and distinguished individual who has demonstrated extraordinary achievement and/or service in helping to further the goals, objectives and spirit of the tourism and hospitality industry for many years.

Photo bottom left: Jeff Bentley, Executive Director, Kansas City Ballet Association, with Matt Schulte, GKCAA President

Ambassador of the YearBruce Turrell, Guest Relations, Kansas City Zoo
Presented to honor an outstanding front of house staff member or volunteer who demonstrates exemplary effort in customer service while helping to further the goals, objectives and spirit of the tourism and hospitality industry.

Photo bottom right: Bruce Turrell, Kansas City Zoo, with Matt Schulte, GKCAA President

 



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