2011

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Posted on: November 23, 2011

Tournament Raises $16,500 For Operation Breakthrough

During the weekly meeting of the County Legislature Monday, November 21, County Executive Mike Sanders presented a check to Operation Breakthrough co-founder Sister Berta Sailor for $16,500. The money was raised through the County Executive Charity Golf ...> MORE

Posted on: November 3, 2011

2011 State of the County Address

Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders delivers his 2011 State of the County Address.

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Posted on: October 20, 2011

County Played Key Role In Award-Winning Exercise

The Great Central U.S. ShakeOut, an elaborate drill simulating the response to a devastating earthquake with an epicenter in the Missouri "boot hill," has earned a major award from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Jackson County p...> MORE

Posted on: October 11, 2011

U.S. Secretary Of Transportation Meets With City, County & State Officials

If federal dollars become available because Congress passes either a jobs bill or a transportation bill, the Greater Kansas City area will be "well positioned" to receive assistance for a wide-array of projects. Those projects could employee tho...> MORE

Posted on: August 30, 2011

Forum Brings Together State & City Officials For Development Strategies

They came together to discuss economic development strategies that will benefit both Jackson County and the entire state of Missouri. Five Missouri State representatives and five eastern Jackson County mayors participated in the forum Friday, August 26 th...> MORE

Posted on: August 11, 2011

Checks Presented To Domestic Violence Shelters

As Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders observed, the numbers are "sobering." According to the FBI, approximately 1,500 women each year are killed in the United States by either their husbands or boyfriends. Domestic violence accounts for an es...> MORE

Posted on: June 20, 2011

COMBAT Joins With KC Housing Authority To Develop New Drug Prevention Center

About 60 children were expected to step through the doors of the new COMBAT Drug Prevention & Resource Center when it opened this morning inside the Clymer Community Center at 1301 Vine Street in Kansas City.
The Jackson County COMBAT program and th...> MORE

Posted on: June 3, 2011

Little Blue Trace Trail Extension Opens

Walkers, runners and bicyclists were all anxious to hit the trail June 3, 2011 as Jackson County and the City of Independence officially opened a three-and-a-half-mile extension of the Little Blue Trace Trail.

The eastern Jackson County trail now stre...> MORE

Posted on: May 27, 2011

Legislative District Maps Redrawn

The committee tasked with redrawing the Jackson County Legislative districts has completed its work. The Reapportionment Committee presented maps outlining the new district boundaries to the County Legislature during its regular weekly meeting Monday, May...> MORE

Posted on: May 13, 2011

New Madrid Quake Response Exercise

A modern repeat of the 1811 and 1812 New Madrid earthquakes is generally considered among the worst possible natural disasters that could occur in the United States. Next week (May 16-20), the Jackson County Emergency Preparedness & Homeland Security ...> MORE

Posted on: May 6, 2011

Peters Baker Appointed Jackson County Prosecutor

Jean Peters Baker is the new Jackson County Prosecutor. Declaring her to be the "absolute best person for this job," County Executive Mike Sanders announced Peters-Baker's appointment during a news conference held this afternoon at the courthous...> MORE

Posted on: April 27, 2011

'Day Of Remembrance' Raises Awareness Of Child Abuse

Wooden tombstones, painted either pink or blue, were aligned in the lobby of the Jackson County Courthouse in Kansas City last Friday (April 22). Each marker represented a little boy or girl who had died in Jackson County during the last decade due to chi...> MORE

Posted on: April 8, 2011

County Executive Hosts Economic Development Tour

Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders and other County staff led local and state elected officials on a tour of key economic development sites within the county this morning. Major stops on the tour included sites that already are or will soon become foca...> MORE

Posted on: March 25, 2011

County Honors Senator Yvonne Wilson For More Than 50 Years Of Public Service

Jackson County Legislators joined County Executive Mike Sanders in honoring retired Missouri State Senator Yvonne Wilson for her more than half century of service to the community -- first as a teacher, then as a Kansas City School District administrator ...> MORE

Posted on: February 8, 2011

County Gives Truman 'Maquette' New Home In Courthouse

The ultimate goal remains the same: some day unveiling a larger-than-life statue of Harry S. Truman. To raise awareness of the ongoing effort to honor America's 33rd President with a statue to be erected at a place of prominence in the Kansas City area, J...> MORE

Posted on: February 1, 2011

Medical Examiner's Office Honored For Tissue Donations

When Dr. Mary H. Dudley became Jackson County's Chief Medical Examiner in January of 2007, implementing a tissue donor referral program was among her top priorities. She knew that the Medical Examiner's Office could play a vital role in the life-saving an...> MORE

Posted on: January 4, 2011

2011 Inaugural & 2010 State of the County

Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders takes the oath of office as he and the County Legislators embark on new terms.

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