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Region 6 PBS honored with EPA’s National Federal Facility Excellence in Site Reuse Award

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PBS Deputy Commissioner Allison Azevedo speaking at EPA's Federal Facility Excellence in Site Reuse Award Ceremony

On November 2, 2023, Region 6 hosted PBS Deputy Commissioner Allison Azevedo and Regional Administrator Denise Maes in Kansas City, Missouri, as PBS team members were recognized at the Federal Facility Excellence in Site Reuse Award Ceremony honoring the former Bannister Federal Complex in Kansas City.

The ceremony highlighted the collaborative efforts among public and private partners to clean up, restore, and repurpose an aging, contaminated federal property in a way that provided greater benefit to the community.

“GSA is pleased to be recognized for the role we played in executing this very complex and transformative project in this community,” Azevedo said.

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Pictured left to right: Josh Trader, Cy Houston, Janelle Agnos, David Horensky, Erin Dries, David Rumsey, Denise Maes, and Allison Azevedo with EPA's Jeff Robichaud.

In addition to Deputy Commissioner Azevedo, speakers from the National Nuclear Security Administration, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, South Kansas City Alliance, Environmental Protection Agency, and Bannister Transportation and Development LLC presented information on the history and success of the project, and innovative strategies that reimagined and transformed the complex in ways that will benefit the area for years to come. The project was completed in a minimal amount of time and with significant cost savings.

Former Missouri Senator Roy Blunt provided pre-recorded remarks highlighting the project’s success.

GSA award recognition went to: Janelle AgnosAllison AzevedoSheri DeMartinoCy Houston (U.S. Courts), Erin Dries, David Horensky and Denise Maes.