Anita Gorman is Keynote Speaker at Explore the Outdoors: Kansas City


Join us for CFM’s 4th Annual Explore the Outdoors: Kansas City event being held at Boulevard Brewing Company on May 31, 2018.

We are very honored to have Anita Gorman as our keynote speaker for the evening. Here is an excerpt from her Parks and Recreation Hall of Fame announcement.

“Anita B. Gorman was inducted into the Missouri Recreation and Parks Hall of Fame on Thursday, February 26, 2015. Mrs. Gorman has worked to improve Kansas City’s quality of life for more than 50 years. Her leadership in and work with many groups and organizations has helped the city blossom.

Mrs. Gorman was the first woman appointed to the Kansas City, Missouri Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners, serving from 1979 until 1991. During her tenure, many things were accomplished: the building of many fountains, the passing of bonds to support and expand the Kansas City Zoo, the acquisition of property for additional parks and boulevards, conservation and restorative work on sculptures and monuments, and improvements made to local community centers and recreation facilities.

Mrs. Gorman also served on the Missouri Conservation Commission from 1993 until 2005 and became the first woman to chair the commission in 1996. Her focus was to help urban communities better connect with nature and the importance of conservation. In addition, Mrs. Gorman has been a member of the City of Fountains Foundation since its beginning in 1973. The Foundation works in partnership with the Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department to operate and maintain 47 publicly-owned fountains.”

Complimentary Boulevard beer and wine is included with your registration as well as Joe’s Kansas City BBQ. You don’t want to miss your chance at the incredible silent and live auction items we have, like a houseboat trip on Bull Shoals Lake. There is also fishing trips with longtime KC Star outdoor editor, Brent Frazee and one with Casey Scanlon, a professional fisherman on the FLW circuit. Come support conservation in Missouri.

Event Schedule:

5:30 pm: Doors Open and Social Hour
6:30 pm: Dinner and Keynote Speaker, Anita Gorman
7:30 pm: Live and Silent Auctions


Boulevard Brewing Company
2501 Southwest Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64108

Join us in Kansas City on May 31. Learn more HERE.

For more information on the event, please contact Tyler Schwartze at