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John Dillingham Honored as 2009 Outstanding Kansas Citian

The Board of Directors of Native Sons and Daughters of Greater Kansas City is very pleased to announce its 2009 Outstanding Kansas Citian Award Recipient to be John A. Dillingham.

The dinner honoring Mr. Dillingham will take place on Thursday, September 24, 2009, 6:00 p.m., at The Golden Ox, 1600 Genesee, in Kansas City, Missouri. Mr. Dillingham, a member and past president of the Native Sons and Daughters, will be honored for his many outstanding civic achievements as well as his contributions to documenting the history of greater Kansas City.

He is president and director of JoDill, Inc. and Dillingham Enterprises. John’s public and civic affairs comprise an extensive list of chairmanships, directorships and appointments.John is the 45th recipient of this award, first given in 1973. John’s father, the late Jay B. Dillingham, received the Outstanding Kansas Citian award in 1984.

It is significant that the dinner-event will be held at the Golden Ox Restaurant, which was established by Jay B. Dillingham in 1959. The restaurant is located in the Livestock Exchange Building where John’s father had his offices for many years and where John also has his offices on the top floor of the building.