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Happy Holidays from the WTNA Board!

Happy Holidays from Waldo Tower Neighborhood Association!
The Waldo Tower Neighborhood Association (WTNA) Board wishes you and your loved ones peace, joy and health this holiday season. 
The board continues to have (virtual) bimonthly meetings, so please join us to get reacquainted with your neighbors and learn about what's happening in the community. Check the WTNA website for future 2021 meeting dates.

President - Eric Gunderson
Vice-President - Mary Cary
Communications - Erin Barham
Finance Director - Elizabeth Hollins
Archivist - Karol O'Brien (not pictured)
Public Affairs - Angie Lile
At-Large - JoAnn Schumacher (not pictured)
At-Large - John Bozarth (not pictured)
Marketing Director - vacant
Membership Activities - vacant

Next General Meeting: January 9, 2021

Mark your calendar! The next Waldo Tower Neighborhood Association general meeting will be held online at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 9, 2021.

Please join us virtually to learn about what's happening in the community and connect with your neighbors. Information to join the virtual meeting online or by phone is below.

Zoom Meeting link:
Meeting ID: 959 1968 3068
Passcode: 447027
Phone: 646-876-9923

If you need assistance with connecting to our virtual meetings, please email: ​

KCMO residents can set out extra bags without tags the week of Dec. 26-31

Holiday tree & light recycling encouraged 

The upcoming Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays mean that trash and recycling collection will be delayed one day for residents with Friday pickups. So, if your trash day is Friday, Dec. 25, your trash and recycling will be collected on Saturday, Dec. 26. The same schedule holds true for Friday, Jan. 1. There are no other delays in service. 

Also in time for the holidays, KCMO residents will be able to set out up to 12 bags of trash, weighing less than 40 pounds each, during the week of Dec. 26-31. This free, no-tag service is provided to help ease your burden of having to dispose of the extra trash accumulated during the holiday season. However, hazardous waste, bulky items or leaf and brush will not be accepted.

After the holidays, you're encouraged to recycle holiday lights and real trees. Kansas City residents can dispose of trees for free on Saturdays only through Jan. 16, 2021. Just trek over to one of our three leaf and brush sites. Trees must be free of tinsel, lights and other ornaments. You must bring proof of residency. Trees can also be dropped off at the sites Monday through Friday, but there is a $5 fee.

Residents are also encouraged to recycle plastics #1-7, cardboard, seasonal gift boxes and non-working strands of holiday lights. You can bring them to one of our three recycling centers. The centers are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Check the KCMO website before going to the centers because operating hours may change due to the holidays.

Remember, gift wrap and tissue paper are not recyclable. Here are a few sustainable, alternative options:

  • Consider reusable gift bags and gift boxes.
  • Wrap gifts in reusable fabric gift bags.
  • Display gifts in a basket.
  • Wrap gifts in fabric scraps or brown grocery sacks decorated by your kids.

This holiday season, get creative and help reduce what goes to our landfill.     
For more information, contact Shannon Dooley, Solid Waste Services Marketing and Customer Care Manager at

Media can contact Neighborhoods and Housing Services Department Communications/Community Liaison John Baccala at (816) 513-3202 or

Wornall Road Improvements

Over the next few years, the City of Kansas City, MO is investing more than $45 million to upgrade basic infrastructure in the Waldo neighborhood. The City will implement several infrastructure improvements along and adjacent to Wornall Road.

Please visit the Wornall Road Improvements webpage to read project descriptions and anticipated timelines for these infrastructure improvements. Click the links to learn more about specific sections of the road and for appropriate project contacts if you have any questions or concerns.

Eat Well and Do Good - Thelma's Kitchen

Thelma's Kitchen was born out of the love Thelma “Matushka Michaila” and her husband Father Alexii Altschul shared as they worked side by side along Troost Avenue over 30 years ago. It began simply with feeding their neighbors who were hungry.

Today, the work of Reconciliation Services consists of a continuum of care to see reconciliation one heart at a time through strengths-based healthy community initiatives, social & mental health services, and creating economic opportunities. Thelma’s Kitchen is a healthy communities initiative of Reconciliation Services.

This year, Thelma's Kitchen pivoted from being an in-person cafe to a box lunch program, which continues to serve hundreds of affordable, made-from-scratch meals to our neighbors in need. Thelma's also delivers box lunches all across the metro to businesses and organizations. Every box lunch sold helps provide social & mental health services and reduce food insecurity for KC neighbors in need.   

You eat well and do good by ordering Thelma's Box Lunch! Check out the Thelma's Kitchen website to order an individual or group lunch, see what's on the menu and get an inside look at the healing work your lunch helps support. 

Join or Renew Your Membership

Membership discount card example
(Note: Please contact each business prior to use.)

Check out the amazing discounts offered by local businesses when you sign up to become a member of the Waldo Tower Neighborhood Association! This discount card is one of many benefits of becoming a member. Learn about how your membership supports the neighborhood and the services we provide.

Join or Renew your membership online today!


  • Discount Card to Waldo Businesses
  • Dumpster Day Twice a Year
  • General Meetings every other month with guest speakers
  • Email and telephone updates on neighborhood happenings (you must include your information when signing up)
Click the button for details!


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WTNA Officers for 2020

President - Eric Gunderson
Vice-President - Mary Cary
Communications - Erin Barham
Finance Director - Elizabeth Hollins
Marketing Director - vacant
Membership Activities - vacant
Archivist - Karol O'Brien
Public Affairs - Angie Lile
At-Large - JoAnn Schumacher
At-Large - John Bozarth
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