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Don’t miss the 42nd Annual Gala to honor the Outstanding Kansas Citian!

Larry Moore

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The Outstanding Kansas Citian event celebrates more than 80 years of work by NSDKC as it recognizes each year’s honoree. It is a night that members and their guests celebrate ongoing efforts to preserve the city’s rich heritage and to provide the resources for projects that will share Kansas City’s history with future generations.

The Native Sons created the "Outstanding Native Kansas Citian of the Year" award in 1973. Later, this was shortened to the "Outstanding Kansas Citian" award that endures still today.  List of past recipients

As the planning for the 42nd annual OKC gala begins, we take a moment to reflect on the men and women who have received this award. Each is truly an outstanding Kansas Citian who not only helped preserve the history of the metro area, but added new chapters to Kansas City history books.

The markers presented to groups and organizations at the OKC event complement the longstanding program of NSDKC to place markers commemorating historic sites throughout the Kansas City metro area. The marker program maintains a focus on our city’s history in the midst of urban expansion and development.

Be a part of this great tradition. Join the fun and help preserve Kansas City’s legacy. Mark your calendar and join your friends for an evening that will make history.  Purchase tickets

Larry Moore
2014 Outstanding Kansas Citian

Kansas Citians set aside time each evening and turn to their television to learn what has made history that day in their hometown and the world. And for more than 40 years, Larry Moore was the anchor many in Kansas City turned to for that news.

Larry brought into our homes the news stories that have been a major part of Kansas City’s history. For many of us, Larry’s news broadcasts helped us grasp an understanding of major news items for the past 4 decades:  the Plaza flood in 1977, the Coates House fire in 1978, the Hyatt skywalk disaster, the Republican National Convention in Kansas City, the plane crashes that took the lives of Representative Jerry Litton and Governor Mel Carnahan, the massive flood of 1993, the Chiefs' Super Bowl Championship and the Royals' World Series Championship.  Read more about Larry Moore and his commitment to Kansas City

Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association

The Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association (GKCRA) was established in 1916 when three visionary restaurateurs, Myron Green, George Fowler, and Guy Taylor began meeting in the basement of Myron Green’s Cafeteria at 1115 Walnut. Their efforts received national attention and in 1919, the group launched the National Restaurant Association (NRA).

The NRA headquarters remained in Kansas City until 1926 when it moved to Chicago where it remained until moving to Washington, D.C.

The GKCRA remains one of the strongest chapters of the NRA, serving the needs of the area’s hospitality industry in parts of Missouri and Kansas. Dedicated to the financial well-being of Kansas City and the promotion of all businesses in our region, the GKCRA joined the city’s effort to initiate convention and tourism funding in 1974. Original construction and continued maintenance of Bartle Hall and other tourism and neighborhood development projects are solely funded by patrons of the restaurant and hotel industries.


Join us
October 15, 2014 | Grand Ballroom of the Kansas City Convention Center
16th Street and Central Avenue  |  Kansas City, Missouri

Reception and silent auction, 6 p.m.  |  Dinner, 7 p.m.  |  Program, 8 p.m.

Program Highlights

  • Presentation of the marker honoring the
    Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association
  • Presentation of the Outstanding Kansas Citian Award
    to Larry Moore


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PO Box 26071
Overland Park, KS   66225

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Outstanding Kansas Citian Award


The Native Sons and Daughters of Greater Kansas City
6320 Brookside Plaza, Suite 213
Kansas City, MO 64113

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