Unveiling a lasting tribute for Commissioner Mary Williams-Neal
The City of Kansas City and the Parks and Recreation Department is inviting the public to the renaming ceremony of Brush Creek Community Center to the Mary Williams-Neal Community Center. The new name honors the life of Commissioner Williams-Neal. She sadly passed away back in April and city is remembering her legacy and life. The Kansas City Parks Board of Commissioners approved the name change in a unanimous vote in July. Mary Williams-Neal was appointed as a Parks Board Commissioner by Mayor Quinton Lucas in 2019 and served until her passing.
Williams-Neal was elected as a Third District City Councilwoman in 1995 and served in the that position until 2003. She was a City Councilperson during former Mayor and current Congressman Emmanuel Cleaver II and former Mayor Kay Barnes tenures, both of whom she greatly respected. Williams-Neal made great contributions to the city and her district. During her time as a council member, many of her colleagues loved her “teamwork” attitude. She was a strong and caring advocate for her constituents.
WHAT: Brush Creek Community Center Renaming Ceremony
WHEN: December 1st at 1 p.m.
WHERE: 3801 Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64130