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January Meeting with EWRI Sponsored by VSM Engineering

MEETING TOPIC: Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) Transportation Outlook 2040 – Metropolitan Kansas City’s Long-Range Transportation Plan

SPEAKER: Jim Hubbell, AICP

DATE: Wednesday, January 7, 2015

TIME: 11:30 a.m. Social                            12:00 p.m. Lunch                                 12:30 p.m. Presentation LOCATION:      Plaza III Steakhouse, Country Club Plaza, 4749 Pennsylvania Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64112


Chopped Beef Steak With mushrooms and onions topped with fried onion straws Served with a side of diable sauce, mashed potatoes & asparagus

Chicken Caesar Salad Served on fresh romaine tossed with parmesan

Sautéed Vegetables Served over a bed of pasta

Crab Cakes Topped with Chili Aioli and corn relish Served with potato & vegetable

Dessert: Cheesecake with Strawberry Sauce

                                    *All entrees include sourdough bread; coffee, tea or softdrink

COST: $27.50 per person (For Students and Engineers between jobs, $13.75). Please make checks payable to ASCE.

BIO:    Jim Hubbell, AICP, completed both his undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Kansas.  He holds Bachelor’s degrees in Spanish and Environmental Studies, and a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning.  He is currently a Principal Transportation Planner for the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC), the metropolitan planning organization for the bi-state Kansas City region.  The primary focus of his occupation is working with regional stakeholders to develop a long-range transportation plan, coordinating with federal, state, and local planning partners to prioritize and implement strategies, and monitoring performance and progress towards meeting the plan’s goals and objectives.  Jim has recently taken on the role of Performance Management Team Leader, and will be responsible for coordinating with regional partners to define performance measures and establish targets in support of a performance-based, regional planning process.

In addition to being a dedicated urban planner, Jim is also passionate about protecting, maintaining, and enhancing the quality of the natural environment.  Also, he has been an active member of the American Planning Association (APA) throughout his career, serving multiple terms in various capacities on the Board of the Kansas City Metro Section of APA.

Please register by Wednesday, December 31, 2014. Seating is limited to 100 so please RSVP soon to reserve your place.  RSVP HERE

For additional announcements and more information about the EWRI Kansas City chapter please visit:

Please take a moment to update your calendars with the next luncheon: March 4, 2015. Future EWRI luncheon dates include: and May 6, 2015 and July 1st, 2015.

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