Dan has been active in Kansas City, Missouri civic affairs for the last 35 years.  He was elected to the Kansas City, Missouri City Council for two four-year terms, 1987 – 1995, where he chaired the City Council’s Finance Committee and developed a keen “hands-on” interest in municipal budgeting and public finance.  Dan’s district included the historic 1920’s Country Club Plaza shopping and residential district, where he worked successfully to pass the landmark 1989 Plaza Urban Design and Development Plan.   In addition to the Plaza Plan, Dan has a long record in historic preservation, including Kansas City’s Union Station’s restoration.  Dan has also successfully litigated historic preservation cases including protecting the historic County Club Plaza and Kemper Arena in Kansas City’s Central Industrial District.