Assistant City Manager
Director, City Planning and Development Department
City of Kansas City, Missouri
As the assistant city manager for economic development, Bob Langenkamp serves as the City of Kansas City’s primary point of contact for all major economic development issues and projects, as well as all major redevelopment initiatives. In addition, Langenkamp serves as the primary liaison between the City organization and its Economic Development Corporation, which is charged with staffing various redevelopment agencies and business attraction/retention activities, as well as a liaison role with the City’s Aviation, Convention Facilities, and City Planning Departments.
Langenkamp has played a significant role in virtually every major development project and initiative that has occurred during his 22 years of experience with the City. A graduate of Kansas State University, he has worked in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Columbia, Missouri, prior to coming to Kansas City, with an emphasis on land use, economic development, community development, and urban redevelopment activities.
A member of the Nature Conservancy and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Langenkamp serves on a number of local boards including the Port Authority, Brush Creek Community Partners, Jazz District Redevelopment Corporation, American Institute of Architects, Downtown Council, and Performing Arts Center Community Improvement District. As a ULI member, Langenkamp has been on the Kansas City District Council Board for several years and will become chair in July 2012.