Posted on: November 17, 2015

Take a magical ride through Jackson County’s Christmas in the Park

Back by popular demand, Trip the Light Fantastic returns to Jackson County next Tuesday. Bicycle enthusiasts will again have the opportunity to enjoy a magical bike ride through Jackson County’s ‘Christmas in The Park’ on Tuesday, November 24, the night ...> MORE

Posted on: November 16, 2015

Jackson County to light up Truman Courthouse this Friday

INDEPENDENCE, MO – County Executive Mike Sanders will be joined by Willie Wilson, the Kansas City Royals all-time stolen base king, and Independence Mayor Eileen Weir when Jackson County lights the Historic Truman Courthouse on Independence Square for the...> MORE

Posted on: November 9, 2015

County Executive Presents Recommended Budget

KANSAS CITY, MO – Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders presented his 2016 recommended budget to the County Legislature today and emphasized raises for county employees and a focus on public safety, including on the Department of Corrections.

“Because ...> MORE

Posted on: September 30, 2015

Jackson County, KCATA Agree to Funding Deal to Purchase Rock Island Corridor

KANSAS CITY, MO – Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders and Kansas City Area Transportation Authority President and CEO Joe Reardon announced a cooperative agreement today that will provide the financing necessary for the future acquisition of the 17.7 mi...> MORE

Posted on: July 29, 2015

Clear title presented to first recipient of Constructing Futures house

Barbara Nelson considers herself blessed. Six years ago, Jackson County ended her and her two daughters’ struggle with homelessness, when County Executive Mike Sanders presented them the keys to the first vacant house remodeled through the county’s Constr...> MORE

Posted on: June 26, 2015

County Executive Mike Sanders Statement regarding SCOTUS Ruling on Marriage Equality

KANSAS CITY, MO – Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders responded today to the Supreme Court of the United States ruling on marriage equality.

“The Supreme Court of the United States has seen this issue for what it truly is, a civil rights issue. I app...> MORE

Posted on: June 17, 2015

New Jackson County Medical Examiner’s Office Opens

KANSAS CITY, MO – The Jackson County Medical Examiner’s Office now “has a first-rate facility to match its first-rate reputation,” County Executive Mike Sanders stated during today’s grand opening of the new ME’s Office at 950 E. 21st St. in Kansas City. ...> MORE

Posted on: May 18, 2015

Comic book heroes fight crimein COMBAT-funded art class

INDEPENDENCE, MO – In a classroom at MyARTS East in Independence, superheroes of the future are taking shape. A group of teens are drawing and thinking of story lines for characters like Flamo, Star, Money Breaker and Ultra Guy. But what would a superhero...> MORE

Posted on: May 7, 2015

Jackson County & Kansas City complete regionalization of correctional services

KANSAS CITY, MO – Jackson County and Kansas City have now fully consolidated jail services. Last week the county opened a new holding facility, on the ground floor of the Jackson County Detention Center, to house Kansas City Police Department (KCPD) detai...> MORE

Posted on: May 5, 2015

Jackson County employees honored for outstanding public service

KANSAS CITY, MO. – A group of courageous corrections officers, a woman who has dedicated her life to the parks system and two parks rangers who helped save the life of car-crash victim were among the Jackson County workers honored at the Public Employee ...> MORE

Posted on: May 4, 2015

Jackson County Kids Fishing Derby draws hundreds to Lake Jacomo

Her third time at the Jackson County Parks + Rec Kids Fishing Derby was the charm for 8-year-old Peyton Ray of Lee’s Summit, Mo. Her 10-inch-long, eight-ounce crappie won the event on Saturday, May 2, at Lake Jacomo, earning Peyton the first-place trophy....> MORE

Posted on: April 23, 2015

Jackson County Parks + Rec activities heat up with the weather

KANSAS CITY, MO – Jackson County COMBAT staff and Kansas City Police officers returned to the scene of a horrific crime Thursday evening. They joined local volunteers to canvass the Ruskin neighborhood around the south Kansas City park where a 14-year-old...> MORE

Posted on: April 7, 2015

Jackson County Parks + Rec activities heat up with the weather

With the weather heating up, so is the activity at Jackson County Parks+Rec.

Spring softball is already underway. The 250 camp sites around Longview, Blue Springs and Jacomo lakes opened for rental on April 1st and boat-rental season starts April 15.
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Posted on: March 26, 2015

Drug Task Force named Missouri Law Enforcement Unit of the Year for fourth year in a row

KANSAS CITY, MO – The Jackson County Drug Task Force is clearly—and officially—setting the standard for excellence in law enforcement. For the fourth straight year, the Missouri Narcotics Officers Association (MNOA) has honored the Task Force as its Law E...> MORE

Posted on: March 9, 2015

High tech combined with trailside markers will help direct emergency responders to those in need

As the temperatures rise, more and more people head to parks to enjoy the beautiful scenery and get some exercise. Now, bikers and hikers who experience an emergency can quickly summon help to their exact location thanks to Jackson County Parks + Rec’s ne...> MORE

Posted on: March 2, 2015

National Weather Service declares Jackson County officially 'StormReady' For Severe Weather

KANSAS CITY - Only 27 of 114 counties in Missouri have earned the National Weather Service’s StormReady designation. The Weather Service defines a StormReady community as being “better prepared to save lives from the onslaught of severe weather through ad...Read on...

Posted on: February 23, 2015

Jackson County ME’s Office earns accreditation with zero deficiencies

KANSAS CITY, MO – The Jackson County Medical Examiner’s Office does “one of the best jobs in the country of providing ME services,” said Dr. Roger Mitchell, the Chief Medical Examiner from Washington, D.C. He was so impressed while inspecting the ME’s off...> MORE

Posted on: February 16, 2015

Jackson County Medical Examiner presenting two case studies at national conference

KANSAS CITY - Most people would never consider a clogged sink harmful. But at this week’s American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) annual meeting in Orlando, Fla., Jackson County Medical Examiner Dr. Mary Dudley and Deputy ME Dr. Marius Tarau have bee...> MORE

Posted on: January 26, 2015

Jackson County continues to hold the line on spending without reducing services or raising taxes

KANSAS CITY – Jackson County government will continue in 2015 its ongoing trend of spending less. County Legislators voted 9-0 Monday afternoon to approve a $292.6 million budget that represents a $4.7 million decrease compared to the 2014 budget and mark...> MORE

Posted on: January 8, 2015

Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders, County Legislators sworn in for new terms

INDEPENDENCE, MO – Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders urged the county’s legislators and other elected officials at his inaugural address Thursday evening in the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library auditorium to be “farseeing” when setting goals to im...> MORE