Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile Rhodes attorney Bill Moore to receive notable Richard A. King Award at MEDFA conference

By August 8, 2019 September 30th, 2019 Awards and Accomplishments

Kansas City, Mo. – August 7, 2019 – Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile Rhodes attorney William “Bill” Moore will receive the Richard A. King Award at the annual MEDFA conference in Kansas City on October 3-4, 2019. This award is given to an individual for outstanding promotion of economic development in Missouri and the creative and innovative use of Missouri development tools.

The Missouri Economic Development Financing Association was formed in 2000 to advocate for the responsible use of Missouri’s development financing incentive programs and is actively involved in promoting the use of such programs, including advising on legislative matters in Jefferson City. The Richard A. King Award was established to honor the memory of one of MEDFA’s founding members and most dedicated supporters, Dick King.

Bill Moore worked closely with Dick as the former City Attorney of the City of Independence and as partners at the King Hershey law firm. Past winners of this notable award include Michael T. White of Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile Rhodes; Kay Barnes, former Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri; Denny Coleman, President of the St. Louis County Economic Council; Rob O’Brien, President of the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce, and more.

About Bill Moore:

Bill, a shareholder with Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile Rhodes, has over 30 years of experience practicing law in both the private and public sector, including over 14 years as the City Counselor for the City of Independence, Missouri. His practice concentrates on local government law and real estate development, including zoning, land use and economic incentives.

While with the City of Independence, Bill represented the City on a wide variety of issues, and he was the past president of the Missouri Economic Development Financing Association, former Chairman of the Missouri Bar Local Government Law Committee, and Regional Vice President for the Eighth Circuit/South for the International Municipal Lawyers Association while he was serving as City Counselor. Bill also was past Chairman of the Independence Council for Economic Development.

Prior to attending law school, Bill worked at the Minneapolis Housing and Redevelopment Authority/MHRA. He held several positions with MHRA, the last being project director for three urban renewal projects. Bill serves as special counsel for many political subdivisions utilizing development tools such as tax increment financing, tax abatement, and the creation of special purpose districts such as transportation development districts and community improvement districts. Bill also represents property owners and developers on real estate development matters.

About the firm:

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