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Frank McMillian

Research and Digital Editor

Frank owns Winding River Communications, providing writing, editing, and content development for small businesses, home-based entrepreneurs, and non-profit organizations. WRC's flagship publication,, publicizes work in preserving and studying local, national and international history and natural resources.

Through, he established the African-American Heritage Project and the Native-American Heritage Project to document and index historic sites related to each of these communities' history.

As a community activist, he assists in establishing communications programs for non-profit organizations. Frank delivers Meals on Wheels in Smithville and serves as a judge for the Missouri History Day at the Regional and State level.

He has served on the board of Clay County African-American Legacy, Inc., the Alexander Doniphan Community Service Award Committee, The Native Sons and Daughters of Greater Kansas City, the Clay County Archives, and the Clay County Millennium Historical Board.  He is a member of The State Historical Society of Missouri, the Kansas Historical Society, and the William C. Corum chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution.

Frank is a veteran of the U.S. Army and a recipient of the Joint Service Commendation Medal for his service while assigned to the Director of the National Security Agency. He has also received the Lee I. Pickering Award for Excellence from The Native Sons and Daughters of Greater Kansas City and the Martin Luther King Jr. Service Award from the Clay County (Missouri) M.L. King Jr. Committee.