Bill Richardson, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, will receive the 2015 Harry S. Truman Good Neighbor Award.
The annual award luncheon takes place May 11 at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown.
Richardson’s work “to pursue peaceful solutions and better relations among all nations of the world, as well as to implement sustainable energy policies, has been extraordinary,” said Karl Zobrist, Truman Good Neighbor Foundation president. Richardson also has served as a U.S. secretary of energy and a governor of New Mexico.
The award has been presented yearly since 1973 on or near the anniversary of Truman’s May 8 birthday.
Previous honorees include former presidents Bill Clinton and Gerald Ford, former Supreme Court justice Sandra Day O’Connor, actor Gary Sinise, news anchor Walter Cronkite and historians John Hope Franklin and David McCullough.
Tickets are $100 a person. For information, call 913-722-1211.
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