The Hyde Park Neighborhood Association

About the Association

Our Mission.

The Hyde Park Neighborhood Association was formed in 1969 and incorporated as not-for-profit in 1974. The Association was formed to improve the quality of life of those living, working, or attending institutions within Hyde Park. The Association has always had a special focus to preserve the historical residential character of Hyde Park.

A copy of our By-Laws can be found here.

Regular Association Meetings: The Hyde Park Neighborhood Association meets at 7:00 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month at Central Presbyterian Church, 3501 Campbell. If you would like to add an item to the agenda, contact the 1st Vice President.

Board Meetings: The Board meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of every month at Central Presbyterian Church, 3501 Campbell. Board meetings are open to the public.

Crime Meetings: The Crime meeting is held at 7:00 p.m. on the last Thursday of every month at Central Patrol, 1200 East Linwood Boulevard. For additional information, please contact the Committee Chair.

 

Membership

The Hyde Park Neighborhood Association membership is open to all persons over the age of 18 years who are residents of, or who operate a business or institution in, the area from 31st to 47th streets, Troost Avenue to Gillham Road (to Brush Creek Boulevard) in Kansas City, Missouri.

Resident dues help cover the costs of the: Hyde Parker Newsletter, Web Site, Crime Committee Activities, Special Projects such as Banners, Entrance Markers, and Landscaping Projects

You must be a member to receive all issues of the Hyde Parker.

There are three ways to pay dues:

  • Online via a secure transaction using your Visa or Mastercard
  • Directly to any Board member, at any regular meeting
  • By mail to HPNA, P.O. 32551, Kansas City, Missouri 64171.

Click here to pay your membership dues online.

Hyde Park Association Board

The Hyde Park Neighborhood Association Board is governed by a 13-member board headed by a president. Elections for Board members are held every year at the Annual Meeting of the association which is held in November.

A copy of the Board and General meeting minutes can be viewed here.

PRESIDENT: Allan Hallquist

Allan and his wife, Carol, moved into Hyde Park as “yuppies” in 1981. They have lived in three different houses and raised two children, while watching the neighborhood steadily improve and flourish. Allan previously served as HPNA president for four years in the 1990’s. He is a trial attorney with Husch Blackwell LLP.

816-983-8136

president@hydeparkkc.org

FIRST VICE PRESIDENT: Derek Moore

My partner and I have lived in Hyde Park since 2013. The first house we ever bought was in South Hyde Park. We love Hyde Park so much that after renovating our first home, we bought a bigger project house in Central Hyde Park where we now live with our fur children. We love the architecture and eclectic nature that Hyde Park offers. I have served Hyde Park on the Homes Tour Committee twice. I also have public service experience having volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Advocate, interned at a local congressional representative’s office, and having served as a union steward in one of my professional positions.

785-218-4416

1stvp@hydeparkkc.org

SECOND VICE PRESIDENT: Troy Batson

Troy Batson is a Kansas City area native. He and his wife, Melissa, moved to Hyde Park in late 2003. He works as an engineering project manager in the defense and aerospace industry and retired from the US Army in 2005. His moments of zen are walking through the neighborhood parks with his dogs and enjoying the sculpture park at the Nelson. Troy’s goals for joining the association are to help keep the neighborhood safe, clean, and diverse, while making new acquaintances and friends.

913-461-7108

2ndvp@hydeparkkc.org

TREASURER: Stephanie Kozak

Stehpanie Kozak has lived in South Hyde Park since 2015. She loves historical architecture and antiques, so she fell in love with the historical feel of the neighborhood while looking for her first home in Kansas City. Stephanie first moved to the area to attend graduate school at the University of Kansas where she received her PhD in Geography. Her research was on urban geography and housing and she has always been interested in being an active part of an urban community. She currently works as a Research Analyst at Service Management Group in the Crossroads.

785-218-5673

treasurer@hydeparkkc.org

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY: Lydia DeMonte

Lydia DeMonte is a South Hyde Park native. Born on Charlotte and raised on Kenwood, she and her husband purchased their home on Campbell in 2013. Lydia works in graphic design at Lockton Companies on the Plaza. In addition, she operates a freelance photo, design, and branding consultation business. She and Jon had their first child, Luna, in October 2015. Lydia is committed to making sustainable improvements to the neighborhood and maintaining Hyde Park’s reputation as a great place to grow up.

correspondingsecretary@hydeparkkc.org

RECORDING SECRETARY: Clara Keller

Clara Keller, with her husband, Andrew, has lived on Holmes Street since 1998. They fell in love with Hyde Park as tenants on Janssen Place and have immersed themselves in this wonderful, historic neighborhood. They have two teenage children who are active in volleyball, debate and theater. Clara has a degree in Business. She worked for Arthur Andersen in the glory days and has held a number of progressive Accounting and Management positions. Her current job is as the Accounting and HR Manager for a firm in Corporate Woods that delivers alternative fuels through industrial recycling of tires and cross ties. She says, “Hyde Park is a passion of mine and I like being able to contribute my talents in a meaningful way. The people here are uniquely special and the friendships we have made with neighbors will endure a lifetime.”

816-659-7196

recordingsecretary@hydeparkkc.org

HISTORIAN: Patrick Alley

Patrick Alley moved into the neighborhood in 1978 with his new bride Jane Alley. They have spent the better part of the last 40 years restoring their house to it 1907 configuration and charm. Pat is the joint author of two books on Kansas City: Kansas City’s Historic Hyde Park, and Kansas City’s Parks and Boulevards. If you need help researching your home contact him at historian@hydeparkkc.org

816-561-1473

historian@hydeparkkc.org

Central Hyde Park Representative: Katy Lineberry

Katy Lineberry moved to Hyde Park in May 2016, when her family was drawn to the historic features of the area, as well as the diversity of the community. She cares deeply about being a part of a community that works together to become a welcoming group of people who can rely on and learn from each other. A lifelong educator, Katy currently teaches early childhood music classes with little ones and their caregivers. She and her husband Matt live in Central Hyde Park with their two young boys, where they enjoy hosting community gatherings and exploring the rest of Kansas City.

centralrep@hydeparkkc.org

Central Hyde Park Representative: Mike Shephard

Mike Shepard and his wife Margo moved to Hyde Park in 1985. We loved the architecture and convenience to midtown Kansas City. We have three children born and raised in Hyde Park and two of the children fight over who will get the house when we leave. I am retired and serve on a couple of boards. We still get together with neighbors who lived in Hyde Park as long as we have. Hyde Park, a great place to live!

North Hyde Park Representative: Maggie Priesmeyer

Maggie is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City and will graduate in December 2017 from UMKC’s Bloch School of Management with a Master of Public Administration degree and a concentration in nonprofit management. She loves wrenching on bikes, writing grants, and engaging people around the benefits of healthy, active lifestyles. She is a North Hyde Park resident and enjoys commuting around Kansas City, especially in a dress and heels.

Maggie is a graduate of the first cohort of the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City’s Leadership Academy, is a League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructor, and was recently selected as one of Kansas City Ink Magazine’s 30 Under 30.

573-201-9815

northrep@hydeparkkc.org