Mr. Brock was nominated by Missouri Representative Myron Neth and Steven Tilley, Speaker of the Missouri House of Representatives. The House approved the nomination April 2.
The award recognizes Missourians who have done outstanding things in our country or community. His decade's long service to the greater Kansas City area and specifically the Northland has made him worthy of this high honor.
A native of Kansas City, Mr. Brock graduated from William Jewell College and has lived most of his life in Liberty. He served in the U.S. Navy and then went on to have a very successful career with Charles F. Curry Real Estate Company. Mr. Brock would dedicate most of his professional career to Curry Real Estate and eventually achieve the esteemed position of Chairman Emeritus.
Aside from his work in real estate, Mr. Brock has been active and influential throughout the community. He is a member, past member or officer in over 20 professional organizations, not-for-profits and community agencies. He served as chair of the Clay County Economic Development Council and has received the organization’s Look North Award.
Despite those accolades, Mr. Brock is most proud of his family. He and his wife, Linnea, have been married for almost 60 years. Together they have four wonderful daughters, twelve grandchildren and seven great- grandchildren.
"It is my personal honor and privilege to nominate Ray as this year's Outstanding Missourian”, said Rep. Neth, "Ray is a great example for exhibiting strong values and a desire to make our community and region the best place to live and raise a family."
A formal time to recognize Mr. Brock will be held during the legislative session at the Missouri Capitol in the House of Representatives Chamber on Tuesday, May 1. On Friday, May 4, a district presentation will take place at William Jewell College in the Yates College Union at 5:00, followed by a reception in his honor.