First Suburbs Coalition

About First Suburbs Coalition

Members of the First Suburbs Coalition work together to address issues facing first suburb communities, enhance the unique qualities these communities offer and maintain a high quality of life for current and future generations. Promoting preservation, reinvestment and revitalization, coalition members meet regularly to share information and work to strengthen partnerships between the public and private sector. 

First suburbs are communities where a majority of the housing was built shortly after World War II and limited amounts of undeveloped land exist within the city's boundaries. Common issues facing these communities include the age of private and public infrastructure and a lack of green fields for development.  

Elected officials, local government staff and private sector partners participating in the coalition have implemented several successful initiatives.  Coalition members have developed practices and policies to help first suburb communities become redevelopment ready; such as implementing sustainable codes, planning for and managing demographic changes in order to create communities for all ages, and promoting housing remodeling within first suburbs

Suburban neighborhood with mature tree

Committee information

Visit the First Suburbs Coalition committee page for information on meetings and member communities.

Next committee meeting

KC Communities for

All Ages

KC Communities for All Ages is an age-friendly initiative that helps local jurisdictions become more aware of the impact a growing older population has on our region and offers tools to help cities and counties meet the needs of older adults in ways that benefit residents of all ages.