Posted on: November 13, 2012

Jackson County Purchases New Public Safety Radio System

KANSAS CITY, MO – Jackson County has completed the purchase of new radio equipment for the county’s sheriff’s deputies, park rangers and corrections officers that will enhance their communication capabilities during emergency situations.

The Jackson Co...> MORE

Posted on: July 6, 2012

Historic Truman Courthouse to Close for Renovations

The Jackson County Truman Courthouse, located on the Independence Square, will close, beginning Monday, July 9, 2012 for renovation work inside the building. During this renovation work, the building will be closed to members of the public.

The work t...> MORE

Posted on: March 8, 2012

Jackson County Employees Donate Over 21,000 Pounds of Food to Harvesters

KANSAS CITY, MO – During their annual food drive, Jackson County employees collected enough food and monetary donations to provide over 16,000 meals to the Harvesters Community Food Network.

County employees in all departments provided donations from ...> MORE

Posted on: February 7, 2012

Jackson County Participating in Transit Development Workshops

KANSAS CITY, MO – In an effort to define potential economic development opportunities available with the construction of a regional transit system, Jackson County is participating in a series of transit oriented development (TOD) workshops this week with ...> MORE

Posted on: January 18, 2012

COMBAT Anti-Drug Billboards Showing Impact in Community

KANSAS CITY, MO – Since unveiling five new anti-drug billboards throughout the Kansas City Metropolitan area, the Jackson County Community Backed Anti-Drug Tax (COMBAT) has seen a dramatic increase in traffic to the agency website,, and...> MORE

Posted on: August 19, 2011

Congressional Delegation Announces Federal Funding for Jackson County

KANSAS CITY, MO – Senators Claire McCaskill and Roy Blunt, joined by Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II, announced today that the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) have awarded Jackson County a $652,200...> MORE

Posted on: August 1, 2011

Jackson County Releases Annual Audit

KANSAS CITY, MO – Jackson County has released the results of its 2010 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). The results were revealed at this afternoon’s weekly meeting of the Jackson County Legislature.

The 2010 report is an unqualified audit ...> MORE

Posted on: June 3, 2011

Jackson County, City of Independence Cut Ribbon on Little Blue Trace Extension

Earlier today, Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders and other elected officials took part in a ribbon cutting ceremony that officially opened a three and a half mile extension of the Little Blue Trace Trail in eastern Jackson County.

The extension is...> MORE

Posted on: May 24, 2011

Medical Examiner’s Office Sends Staff to Joplin to Assist in Disaster Relief

KANSAS CITY, MO – Four members of the Jackson County Medical Examiner’s Office, including Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Mary Dudley, have been dispatched to Joplin, Missouri to assist in the recovery efforts following Sunday evening’s tornado.

Dr. Dudley,...> MORE

Posted on: May 6, 2011

Jackson County Executive Appoints Peters-Baker as New Prosecutor

KANSAS CITY, MO – Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders has appointed Jean Peters-Baker as Jackson County Prosecutor. Sanders made the announcement at a press conference this afternoon at the downtown Jackson County Courthouse.

Peters-Baker was sworn i...> MORE

Posted on: April 28, 2011

Jackson County Executive Names Interim Prosecutor

KANSAS CITY, MO – Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders has named Melissa Mauer-Smith as interim Jackson County Prosecutor. Sanders made the announcement at a press conference this morning at the downtown Jackson County Courthouse.

Mauer-Smith will tem...> MORE

Posted on: January 31, 2011

Medical Examiner’s Office Receives Recognition for Tissue Donation

KANSAS CITY, MO – The Jackson County Medical Examiner’s Office (JCMEO) was recently recognized by the Midwest Transplant Network (MTN) for their efforts in tissue donation.

Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Mary Dudley and members of her staff received the “O...> MORE

Posted on: January 11, 2011

County Resolves Issue Regarding Insurance on Truman Sports Complex

KANSAS CITY, MO – Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders has announced that the County and AMBAC Assurance Corporation have reached a resolution regarding a key requirement that provides insurance to the 2006 bonds issued to fund improvements and construct...> MORE

Posted on: December 21, 2010

Jackson County Awarded Federal Funding to Study Mass Transit

KANSAS CITY, MO – The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced today that Jackson County, in coordination with the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority and Mid-America Regional Council has received $1.8 million in competitive federal grants to ...> MORE

Posted on: September 1, 2010

Jackson County Executive Presents One-Year Report on Regional Correctional Center

KANSAS CITY, MO – Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders appeared before the Kansas City, Missouri City Council Public Safety and Neighborhoods Committee this morning to present a one-year progress report on the Regional Correctional Center (RCC). The RC...> MORE

Posted on: August 13, 2010

Jackson County Releases Audit

KANSAS CITY, MO – Jackson County has released the results of its 2009 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) which shows continued improvement in the county’s financial oversight. The results were revealed at the Jackson County Legislative meeting o...> MORE

Posted on: January 19, 2010

County Executive Calls for TIF Reform

KANSAS CITY, MO – Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders announced today that Jackson County notified the attorney for the City of Kansas City, the attorney for the Kansas City TIF Commission, and the Mayor of Kansas City of its intent to sue in an effort ...> MORE

Posted on: September 4, 2009

Ribbon Cutting Marks Completion of Crucial Truman Courthouse Renovations

Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders was joined by Independence Mayor Don Reimal and other local and state officials in cutting a ribbon at the Historic Jackson County Truman Courthouse this morning to commemorate the completion of renovations to the nat...> MORE

Posted on: July 30, 2009

Regional Correctional Center Opening A Day Early

KANSAS CITY, MO - Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders will announce the opening of the new Regional Correctional Center (RCC) during a news conference at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 31, 2009. The news conference will be held at the Jackson County Detention ...> MORE

Posted on: March 25, 2009

County Executive Helps “Bring Down The Wall” to Save a National Landmark

Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders reminded us again on Tuesday that bringing down a retaining wall around the Jackson County Truman Courthouse is an essential step in saving the national landmark in Independence. Officials from both Jackson County and...> MORE

Posted on: March 23, 2009

Wall-Breaking at Historic Truman Courthouse as Work Progresses

A ground breaking ceremony (in the form of a “wall-breaking”) is being held tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. to celebrate the renovations currently under way at the Historic Jackson County Truman Courthouse in Independence. The event will take place at the corner of...> MORE

Posted on: January 30, 2009

County Executive Declares Truman Courthouse a “Public Emergency”

KANSAS CITY, MO – Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders today declared the Historic Jackson County Truman Courthouse to be a public emergency. Joining Mr. Sanders were State Senator and 2009 Senate Minority Leader Victor Callahan (District 11), State Repr...> MORE

Posted on: September 29, 2008

Sanders Appointed Task Force Announce Findings and Recommendations

KANSAS CITY, MO – Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders welcomed members of the Pension and Retirement Review Task Force to share their comments before the County Legislature today. In January, Sanders appointed the seven-member Task Force to examine the...> MORE

Posted on: September 26, 2008

County Executive Emphasizes Recycling in the Parks with New Program

Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders announced today that the County Parks and Recreation Department has instituted a program, which features 40 state-of-the-art recycling containers installed throughout the Parks system. Each year more than 2 million p...> MORE

Posted on: July 11, 2008

Jackson County Hosting Convention of County Officials From Across the Nation

KANSAS CITY, MO – Jackson County and the entire Kansas City area are hosting the 2008 National Association of Counties (NACo) Annual Conference and Exposition today through Tuesday, July 15. More than 3,100 county officials from across the United States h...> MORE

Posted on: June 5, 2008

Sam & Lindsey Porter Memorial Playground Dedication Set For Saturday

KANSAS CITY, MO – The dedication for the Sam and Lindsey Porter Memorial Playground will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 7. Jackson County’s Parks and Recreation Department provided the land for the playground in Independence along the Little Blue Tr...> MORE

Posted on: May 7, 2008

Detention Centers to Provide New Mental Health Services

KANSAS CITY, MO – Ken Conlee, Director of Corrections for Jackson County and Nancy Leazer, Kansas City Jail Superintendent, announced today that the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City has awarded a grant to develop Crisis Intervention Teams for...> MORE

Posted on: April 4, 2008

County Executive to Announce Senior Citizen Tax Payment Program

KANSAS CITY, MO – Jackson County Executive Michael D. Sanders will be joined by former County Legislator and State Senator Victor Callahan (D-District 11) and others to announce a new tax payment program for senior citizens in Jackson County at 1:30 pm Fr...> MORE

Posted on: May 7, 2007

Jackson County partners with Regional Agencies for Quick Response to Flooding

KANSAS CITY, MO – Sustained heavy rain over the weekend led to emergency situations in Eastern Jackson County, resulting in road closures, localized evacuations, creek bank reinforcements, and closed boat ramps and trails in Jackson County Parks. Jackson ...> MORE