As Lenexa's Schreck prepares to retire, he looks ahead to Johnson County development

During the past 40 years, Blake Schreck watched downtown Kansas City grow from boarded-up storefronts and chained-up doors into the city we know to...

November 25, 2022
3:30 AM

During the past 40 years, Blake Schreck watched downtown Kansas City grow from boarded-up storefronts and chained-up doors into the city we know today. He remembers the regional concerns about whether Kansas City would rise to the likes of other successful Midwest cities in the 1980s. But back then, Johnson County fueled the metro's growth and often kept the region afloat, which "caused some friction" with Kansas City, he said. 'Johnson County has stayed true to what it had: the quality of life, education, infrastructure and safe neighborhoods,' Schreck said.

Nicole Dolan