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2008

6 Stories
Posted on: November 13, 2008

2008 State of the County Address

Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders delivers his 2008 State of the County Address.

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Posted on: September 8, 2008

Historic Military Post Turns 200

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2008
Posted on: February 5, 2008

COMBAT Transition Underway

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2008

News Flash

2009

22 Stories
Posted on: November 12, 2009

2009 State of the County Address

Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders delivers his 2009 State of the County Address.

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Posted on: March 17, 2009

'K' On Schedule For Opening Day

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2009

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2011

17 Stories
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: 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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2012

16 Stories
Posted on: November 2, 2012

2012 State of the County Address

Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders delivers his 2012 State of the County Address.

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Posted on: August 20, 2012

A Cry For Help Answered

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2012
Posted on: February 15, 2012

Transit-Oriented Development

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2012
Posted on: January 10, 2012

Jackson County At Your Fingertips

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2012

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2013

12 Stories
Posted on: November 15, 2013

2013 State of the County Address

"Today, we renew our promise to leave a strong Jackson County for the next generation."

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Posted on: September 7, 2013

Truman Courthouse Rededication

Historical accuracy guided every decision made during the multi-phased restoration of the Truman Courthouse on Independence Square—right down to the date and hour chosen for the rededication ceremony: 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 7, 2013.

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Posted on: May 22, 2013

County Earns 2 APWA Awards

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2013
Posted on: April 16, 2013

'You Could Save A Life'

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2013
Posted on: March 1, 2013

County Crews Clear The Way

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2013
Posted on: February 28, 2013

Step Up. Speak Up.

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2013
Posted on: January 14, 2013

New Award Will Honor James Nunnelly

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2013

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2014

26 Stories
Posted on: October 9, 2014

2014 COMBAT Awards

COMBAT Award Winners

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2014
Posted on: October 6, 2014

Breast Cancer Solidarity Walks

Cathy Jolly

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2014
Posted on: September 26, 2014

Going Red For Fred

Fred Arbanas and Mike Sanders

Jackson County honors "the last of the original County Legislator" and former-Kansas City Chief great, Fred Arbanas. He will be stepping down at the end of year after serving on the County Legislature since it was formed in 1973.

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Posted on: September 25, 2014

Last Of The Original County Legislators

Fred Arbanas

Reflecting on all the changes he's seen since becoming a County Legislator, Fred Arbanas looks out a clubhouse window at the Fred Arbanas Golf Course: "That was just an empty field out there." Parks expansion is but one change he helped make possible.

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Posted on: September 25, 2014

St. Louis' Loss, KC's Big Win!

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A love of movie westerns prompted Fred Arbanas to choose the Kansas City Chiefs over the St. Louis Cardinals after both teams drafted him. The rest is history as he went on to play in some of football's most historical games, including Super Bowl I.

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Posted on: August 4, 2014

Honoring Special Olympians

Special Olympians

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2014
Posted on: June 14, 2014

Salute To Veterans

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Jackson County salutes all veterans with a high-flying tribute that includes flights aboard a vintage World War II bomber. General Eisenhower granddaughter reflects on the 70th anniversary of D-Day invasion "Ike" lead.

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Posted on: May 28, 2014

Stone Arch Bridge Rededicated

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2014
Posted on: January 9, 2014

Focus On Anti-Violence

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2014

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2015

29 Stories
Posted on: December 17, 2015

'Gavel In' Ceremony

Gavel In Ceremony

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> The Whole Story 2015
Posted on: December 15, 2015

Welcome Home

Shocked Response

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> The Whole Story 2015
Posted on: December 14, 2015

Working On The Future

Working On The Future

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> The Whole Story 2015
Posted on: November 3, 2015

A Royal Celebration

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Approximately 500,000 fans line parade route and attend victory rally for the World Series champion Kansas City Royals. Blue and white confetti rains down over the city as we "party like it's 2015" as team wins first title since 1985.

> The Whole Story 2015
Posted on: October 7, 2015

Revive 85 Royals Pep Rally

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Jackson County's "Revive '85" Pep Rally features seven former Royals and attracts more than 1,200 fans to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the 1985 championship -- and to get fans fired as the 2015 Royals begin the quest to get back to the World Series.

> The Whole Story 2015
Posted on: October 5, 2015

Breast Cancer Solidarity Walk

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Jackson County Legislator Crystal Williams credits annual screenings with detecting her breast cancer in Stage 1, and she urges others to be tested as the county, in partnership with Kansas City, holds a Breast Cancer Solidarity Walk.

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Posted on: September 30, 2015

Agreement Reach On Rock Island Corridor Funding

Rock Island Corridor Announcement

Jackson County and the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority have announced a cooperative agreement today that will provide the financing necessary for the future acquisition of the 17.7 miles of the Rock Island Corridor from Union Pacific Railroad.

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Posted on: September 29, 2015

County Reaches Out To Area Students At Career Expo

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The first Core4 Career Expo was a big success. Jackson County was among four local governments to participate in introducing nearly 2,400 area students to career opportunities in public service, ranging from fire fighting to water service.

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Posted on: October 1, 2015

American Royal Barbecue Weekend

American Royal Barbecue

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2015
Posted on: April 20, 2015

Ending The Cycle Of Child Abuse

Day of Rememberance

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2015
Posted on: April 17, 2015

Parks + Rec Honors Volunteers

Park Volunteers

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2015

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2016

33 Stories
Posted on: December 19, 2016

A Fresh Start

Constructing Futures

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>>> The Whole Story 2016
Posted on: September 9, 2016

Red Friday

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T'is the season to wear red, gold and white! The Jackson County Courthouse in downtown Kansas City is decked out in the Chiefs' colors as the county — home of the Chiefs Kingdom — eagerly anticipates the kickoff to the 2016 NFL season.

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>>> The Whole Story 2016
Posted on: July 4, 2016

Jackson County's 4th of July Celebration

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View a photo album from Jackson County's fantastic 4th of July Celebration. >>> Gallery 2016

Posted on: February 8, 2016

Now That's Cool

Frank White under the Royals billboard.

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2016

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2017

47 Stories
Posted on: January 24, 2018

December 2017: Jeremiah Schroeder

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The compassion and leadership of Correction’s Lieutenant Jeremiah Schroeder helped relieve a little emotional anguish for the family of a terminally ill inmate.

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Additional Info... 2017
Posted on: January 18, 2018

Associate of the Month: November 2017

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Working with the Mid-America Regional Council, Information Technology Projects Coordinator Steve Sunarjo helped to bring together people from seven local governments for a common goal.

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Additional Info... 2017
Posted on: December 22, 2017

Corrections Department presents Toys to Kids

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Santa made a special appearance at the Jackson County Detention Center Thursday afternoon to hand out gifts to children who were visiting their incarcerated family members.

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Additional Info... 2017
Posted on: December 12, 2017

Associate of the Month: October 2017

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Those County Associates who are feeling healthier these days owe a debt of gratitude to Wellness Coordinator Jill Miller. Jill is the mastermind behind the Living Smarter Wellness Programs.

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Additional Info... 2017
Posted on: December 8, 2017

Construction Contract Awarded

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Construction on the Rock Island Shared Use Path is expected to begin within the next four weeks following the awarding of the contract to Radmacher Brothers Excavating of Pleasant Hill.

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Additional Info... 2017
Posted on: December 5, 2017

Associate of the Month: September 2017

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Christina Drews with the Assessment Department was named September 2017.

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Additional Info... 2017
Posted on: December 5, 2017

Corrections Officer Honored

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The Jackson County Department of Corrections has a new Master Corrections Officer in Jason Hayes. Hayes was presented with the honor during the December 4, 2017, Legislative meeting.

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Additional Info... 2017
Posted on: December 1, 2017

Corrections Director Resigns

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Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. announced December 1, that Joe Piccinini has resigned as Director of the Department of Corrections.

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Additional Info... 2017
Posted on: November 15, 2017

2017 Missouri Regional Opioid Summit – Kansas City Region

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November 9, 2017

Nearly 300 attendees gathered for the 2017 Missouri Regional Opioid Summit – Kansas City Region at the Kansas City Regional Police Academy on Thursday.

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Posted on: November 14, 2017

Jackson County donates $18,000

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The 2nd Annual Frank White, Jr., Invitational Golf Tournament raised $18,000 making it possible for Jackson County to donate $9,000 each to the Veterans Community Project and Sleepyhead Beds.

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Additional Info... 2017
Posted on: November 9, 2017

County Executive Vetoes Unlawful Ordinance

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. has issued a veto of Ordinance 5038, his second veto in less than a week.

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2017
Posted on: October 31, 2017

Rock Island Corridor Awarded by MARC

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The Rock Island Corridor has been selected as a Green Infrastructure Playbook project by MARC and is receiving free technical assistance from a consultant team that includes BNIM, Biohabitats, BikeWalkKC and Parson and Associates.

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Additional Info... 2017
Posted on: October 20, 2017

Little Blue Trace Extension Opens

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A group of bikers and hikers had perfect weather as they got their first chance to experience the new Little Blue Trace Trail Extension Thursday morning.

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Additional Info... 2017
Posted on: October 20, 2017

2017 COMBAT Awards

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Jackson County COMBAT and its numerous partner agencies gathered to celebrate COMBAT heroes that are creating HOPE by taking ACTION to make a CHANGE in our community.

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Additional Info... 2017
Posted on: October 19, 2017

Fleming Park Operations Center Opens

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What started as a sketch on Earnest Jones’ dinner table has now become the 10,000 square foot Fleming Park Operations Center (FPOC).

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Additional Info... 2017
Posted on: September 29, 2017

COMBAT Picnic 2017

COMBAT Picnic

Warm, sunny weather was a great way to kick off the fall season and the biannual Jackson County COMBAT Community picnic in Raytown’s Colman-Livengood Park on Saturday.

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Additional Info... 2017
Posted on: September 18, 2017

Jackson County Parks + Rec Improvements

New Jacomo Facility

In addition to the new bike share station at Longview Trail, approximately one mile of the trail’s surface at the south end of the trail around O’Donnell Park has been repaved.

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Additional Info... 2017
Posted on: September 14, 2017

Delinquent Land Tax Foreclosure Sale

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The 2017 Delinquent Land Tax Foreclosure Sale concluded August 26 and the results were very encouraging.

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Additional Info... 2017
Posted on: September 5, 2017

Planning After JCDC Facility Assessment

A nearly 450-page facility condition assessment report of the Jackson County Department of Corrections Complex concludes that Jackson County should pursue a new corrections facility to serve the community.

Additional Info... 2017
Posted on: August 30, 2017

End of Year COMBAT Cleanup and Rx Drug Take Back

Cleanup August 1

Jackson County COMBAT and County Executive Frank White, Jr. welcomed neighbors, volunteers and The Kansas City Police Department out to Oak Park neighborhood for the final cleanup and prescription drug take back of the year.

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2017
Posted on: August 30, 2017

Detention Center Volunteer Training

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A group of nearly 100 volunteers help to fulfill the spiritual needs of the inmates at the Jackson County Detention Center each year. Almost half of them gathered Saturday at the center for their annual Refresher Training session.

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Additional Info... 2017
Posted on: August 25, 2017

Bike Share Station at Longview Lake

Bike Share Unveiled

Jackson County, in partnership with BikeWalkKC, hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the installation of the first bike share station in Eastern Jackson County.

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2017
Posted on: August 11, 2017

Innovative bike share station unveiled at Longview Lake

Jackson County, in partnership with BikeWalkKC, will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for the installation of the first bike share station in Eastern Jackson County. Media are encouraged to attend the expansion of this community collaboration.

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2017
Posted on: August 7, 2017

Welcome Freshmen

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Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr., stressed the importance of learning the basics while talking to a group of 125 incoming freshmen students at Cristo Rey Kansas City.

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Additional Info... 2017
Posted on: August 7, 2017

Flash Flooding Causes Closures in Jackson County

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Strong storms and heavy rain Saturday night have forced the closure of roads and recreation areas in Jackson County. Residents are encouraged to avoid these areas for their safety.

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Posted on: July 27, 2017

Flooding Causes Road and Parks + Rec Closures in Jackson County

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Heavy rain Wednesday evening that lasted into the overnight hours has caused flooding in areas of Jackson County. The dangers associated with flood waters have prompted the closure of roads, beaches and sections along trails to keep citizens safe.

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Additional Info... 2017
Posted on: July 12, 2017

Royal Artwork

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Memories of playing youth sports and later mentoring youth were inspirations for JT Daniels’ latest work, the Raised Royal Mural gracing the bridge west of the Truman Sports Complex off of Stadium Drive.

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Additional Info... 2017
Posted on: June 21, 2017

Longview Lake Will Not Host July 4 Celebration

Due to our continuing efforts to ensure that Jackson County Parks + Rec’s facilities and events remain some of the best and most affordable in the Country, we are sorry to say that we will not be hosting our 4th of July event in 2017.

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Additional Info... 2017
Posted on: June 19, 2017

New Public Information Officer Named

Marshanna_Hester

Jackson County now has a new spokesperson. Marshanna Hester brings her impressive communications background to the County as Public Information Officer starting June 12.

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Additional Info... 2017
Posted on: May 25, 2017

Beaches, Boating and Biking, Oh My!

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If you love beaches, boating and biking, it’s a great time to get out and enjoy your Jackson County Parks.

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Additional Info... 2017
Posted on: May 23, 2017

Rail Corridor Awarded For Historic Preservation

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The Rock Island Rail Corridor Authority of Jackson County was presented with the Graves/Hale Preservation Award for their work preserving and re-using the historic Rock Island Railroad Corridor.

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Posted on: May 19, 2017

UMKC Health Sciences District Formed

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Many of Kansas City’s leading health-care institutions are joining together to form the UMKC Health Sciences District. The newly created district combines unique expertise and services to spur research and community outreach.

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Additional Info... 2017
Posted on: May 16, 2017

Sheriff's Deputies Honored

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Five members of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department were recently recognized for their exemplary service.

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Additional Info... 2017
Posted on: April 6, 2017

Royals Opening Day 2017

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Check out MLB's new promo featuring the legendary Buck O'Neil. This Monday, April 10, the Royals return to Kauffman Stadium. Jackson County associates and the community are #RaisedRoyal

Additional info 2017
Posted on: May 15, 2017

2017 Reassessment Notice

(KANSAS CITY, MO) – Jackson County real property owners will begin receiving their 2017 real property Reassessment Notices beginning this week. The notices will be mailed to property owners over a period of approximately one week.

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2017
Posted on: March 16, 2017

Jackson County Executive Appoints Children’s Services Fund Board of Directors

Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. issued an Executive Order appointing the first board of directors of the Jackson County’s Community Children’s Services Fund.

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Posted on: March 8, 2017

Drug Task Force Wins 2016 Outstanding Cooperative Effort Award

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On March 2, the Jackson County Drug Task Force was recognized as the recipient of the 2016 Outstanding Cooperative Effort Award. This award recognizes multi-agency cooperation and coordination among Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.

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Posted on: March 1, 2017

Teesha Miller Named Director of PDMP

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Teesha Miller will be taking on the position of director of the county’s new Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.

Additional Info... 2017
Posted on: February 6, 2017

County Featuring Smithsonian Poster Exhibition

A Place For All People Brief

During Black History Month, Jackson County is showcasing posters from the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History and Culture inside the first-floor lobby of courthouse in downtown Kansas City.

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Ntl. Museum of African American History & Culture 2017
Posted on: February 3, 2017

County Executive Congratulates Deron Cherry On Sports Authority Appointment

Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr., offers his congratulations to Deron Cherry on his latest appointment to the Jackson County Sports Authority.

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2017
Posted on: February 2, 2017

Constructing Futures Changes Lives Of Two Local Families

Constructing Futures

There were lots of smiles and more than a few tears shed when Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr., surprised two deserving Kansas City families who have endured life challenges with new homes at the Ivanhoe Community Center in Kansas City.

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> The Whole Story 2017
Posted on: January 27, 2017

2017 State of the County

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Jackon County Executive Frank White, Jr. delivered the 2017 State of the County Address, emphasizing, "I believe in the people of Jackson County. We are living and working each day to make our community an even better place to live."

> THE SPEECH 2017
Posted on: January 24, 2017

County Joins Other Local Governments To Create Rx Drug Monitoring Program

Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Prescription drug addiction and fatal overdoses have become a public health crisis. Jackson County has now joined with St. Louis County and other local governments from Missouri to create a program to monitor prescription drugs in their jurisdictions.

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>>> The Whole Story 2017
Posted on: January 18, 2017

Crystal Williams Proud Of County Achievements During Her Tenure As First Legislative Chairwoman

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Crystal Williams is proud of what Jackson County achieved during her tenure as the first-ever County Legislative Chairwoman, including the approval of a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program and new Children's Services Fund.

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>>> The Whole Story 2017
Posted on: January 13, 2017

Giving Tree Donations

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Crystal Williams is proud of what Jackson County achieved during her tenure as the first-ever County Legislative Chairwoman, including the approval of a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program and new Children's Services Fund.

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>>> The Whole Story 2017
Posted on: January 3, 2017

Scott Burnett To Serve As 2017 Legislative Chair

Legislative Chairman

Announcing, "2017, here we go," Scott Burnett assumes the duties of Jackson County Legislative Chairman for the third time. He is in his fifth term as the 1st District County Legislator.

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>>> The Whole Story 2017

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2018

60 Stories
Posted on: December 21, 2018

November 2018 Associate of the Month: Scott Hatcher

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Jackson County Parks + Rec Foreman Scott Hatcher was selected as November 2018 Associate of the Month for his long service and extraordinary efforts to aid a patron in medical distress.

Additional Info... 2018
Posted on: October 8, 2018

Jackson County Marks 126th Corrections Officer Academy Graduation

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Jackson County held a ceremony and reception for graduates of the 126th Corrections Officer Academy on October 5, 2018.

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Posted on: March 6, 2018

Serve Weather Symposium

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2018

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2019

27 Stories
Posted on: April 22, 2019

George Toma Day April 19, 2019

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Jackson County Executive Frank White Jr. declares April 19, 2019 as "George Toma Day" in Jackson County to honor the legendary retired greens keeper of the Truman Sports Complex.

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Posted on: April 11, 2019

Jackson County 2018 Annual Report "Moving Forward" is here

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Read about the progress made by Jackson County government in 2018, from upgrades at the jail to new attractions at the parks, and the steps taken to better serve the community.

Read PDF 2019
Posted on: March 18, 2019

128th Corrections Academy Graduation Largest Ever

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Jackson County celebrated the graduation of the 128th Corrections Academy Friday March 15 at the downtown Jackson County Courthouse. The group of 24 marked the largest graduating class the Corrections Academy has ever had.

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Posted on: February 8, 2019

Downtown Courthouse closed until February 19

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Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. and 16th Circuit Court Presiding Judge David M. Byrn announced the downtown courthouse will be closed until February 19.

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Posted on: February 4, 2019

Downtown Courthouse Closure

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2019
Posted on: January 17, 2019

Associate of the Month: December 2018

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The Rock Island Rail Corridor Trail is set to open late spring, in large part, to the hard work of Project Coordinator Matt Davis.

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6 Stories
Posted on: December 13, 2017

Vehicle Licensing

Vehicle Licensing

The Missouri Department of Revenue is responsible for licensing vehicles. But we got answers to some of your more frequent questions, including questions about personal property taxes and how they related to obtaining license plates.

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Posted on: December 13, 2017

Tax Receipts

Tax Receipt

Need a copy of your county tax receipts for your records? You can get copies of your receipts through the same online system that can be used to pay your taxes.

> GET RECEIPT NOW Home Page
Posted on: December 13, 2017

Marriage Licenses

Marriage Licenses

Get all the information you need about obtaining a marriage license, from required ID's to the fees. Also, obtain a copy of your marriage license.

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Posted on: December 3, 2015

Corrections Progress

Corrections

Under the leadership of County Executive Frank White, Jr., and the County Legislature, great strides have been made toward improving conditions at the Jackson County Detention Center.

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Posted on: December 12, 2017

Municipal Court

Courts

County ordinance violations are adjudicated in Jackson County Municipal Court, which is held the first and third Wednesday of every month.

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Posted on: December 13, 2017

Jury Duty

Jury Duty

Each year approximately 20,000 people are randomly selected for jury duty in Jackson County. If you've been summoned for jury duty you need to visit the 16th Circuit Court website.

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Posted on: December 15, 2016

Jackson County Names Advisory Panel to Review Applications for Children’s Services Fund Board

County Executive Frank White, Jr. appoints three-person advisory committee to review applications to serve on the first-ever board for the Children's Services Fund. The board will oversee the distribution of funding for social service programs for youths.

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News Releases 2016
Posted on: December 13, 2016

Jackson County Partners with KCATA to Bring Seniors to “Christmas in the Park” on Dec. 20

Jackson County and Kansas City Area Transportation Authority giving seniors from KC an early Christmas gift in the form of a ride through the county's popular Christmas In The Park spectacular.

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News Releases 2016
Posted on: December 12, 2016

County Offices To Be Closed Dec. 26 & Jan. 2

Jackson County offices, including the courthouses in Kansas City and Independence, to be closed Dec. 26 and Jan. 2.

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News Releases 2016
Posted on: December 1, 2016

Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. to Serve Meals to the Community Dec. 25

Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr., will be providing meals to those in need along with other volunteers and church members at the Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church starting at 11:00 a.m. on Dec. 25.

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News Releases 2016
Posted on: November 16, 2016

County Offices Closed In Observance Of Thanksgiving

Jackson County offices and Courthouses to be closed Nov. 24 – 25 in observance of Thanksgiving

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News Releases 2016
Posted on: November 10, 2016

Jackson County Announces Independence Square Lighting Ceremony Nov. 18

Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr., will welcome special guest 2016 Olympic Silver Medalist Zach Garrett to light up Independence Square, using his world-class archery skills, during a special ceremony starting at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18

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> FULL DETAILS News Releases 2016
Posted on: October 12, 2016

Jackson County COMBAT to Host Event in Vineyard Neighborhood Oct. 13

Jackson County COMBAT to Host Event in Vineyard Neighborhood
Neighborhood Event Will Include Free Gun Locks

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News Releases 2016
Posted on: September 27, 2016

41st Annual Missouri Town 1855 Fall Festival of Arts, Crafts & Music

The annual festival at one of Jackson County's most popular historic sites is this weekend. A family event, the festival features period music and children's games.

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> FULL DETAILS News Releases 2016
Posted on: September 19, 2016

Fort Osage National Historic Landmark to host Grand Festival of Chez les Canses on Sept. 24

Jackson County Parks + Rec takes visitors to Fort Osage back in time for the Grand Festival of Chez les Canses on Saturday, Sept. 24.

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> FULL DETAILS News Releases 2016
Posted on: August 22, 2016

Jackson County to Pariticpate in Statewide Disaster Drill Aug. 24

A modern-day earthquake along the New Madrid fault line in southeast Missouri could leave major population centers like Nashville and St. Louis devastated. Jackson County will participate in a drill simulating the response to such a disaster.

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News Releases 2016
Posted on: August 11, 2016

Jackson County COMBAT invites community to Grand Opening of “Hope Hangout” Aug. 15

Jackson County COMBAT is inviting members of the community to the grand opening of Hope Hangout, located on the grounds of Bethel Family Workshop Center in Kansas City. The center will serve as a safe place for youth to go after school and on weekends.

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News Releases 2016
Posted on: August 11, 2016

Naturalization Ceremony Planned at Jackson County Historic Truman Courthouse Aug. 11

The Historic Truman Courthouse in Independence, Mo., will host a naturalization ceremony at 1:00 p.m. on Aug. 11.

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News Releases 2016
Posted on: August 3, 2016

Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr., To Declare Aug. 5 “Amos Otis Day”

Frank White, Jr. will honor his former Royals teammate "Famous" Amos Otis. The two played together for multiple playoff contenders, including the 1980 squad that reached the World Series. During that '80 Fall Classic, Otis batted 478 with three home runs.

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News Releases 2016
Posted on: August 2, 2016

An Agricultural Century Event at Missouri Town 1855

Celebrate 100 years of Missouri’s rich agriculture heritage when Jackson County Parks + Rec presents AN AGRICULTURAL CENTURY (1855-1955): A Celebration of American Farming, Saturday, August 27, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Missouri Town 1855.

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News Releases 2016
Posted on: July 26, 2016

Jackson County COMBAT to Host Neighborhood Event in Independence

Jackson County COMBAT is hosting its fourth neighborhood event Friday, July 29 in Independence, at Full Gospel Assembly near U.S. Highway 24 and S. Sterling Avenue. The event will include a Prescription Drug Take Back program and free gun locks.

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News Releases 2016
Posted on: July 20, 2016

Frank White, Jr. attending White House Ceremony for World Champion Royals

Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. – himself a World Series champ in 1985 – has been invited to the White House as President Obama celebrates the 2015 Kansas City Royals' world championship.

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News Releases 2016
Posted on: July 18, 2016

County, ATA providing kids from Guadalupe Center a day at the beach

Jackson County and the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority are providing a group of kids from the Guadalupe Center a "day at the beach," allowing them to enjoy county park activities they might not be able to otherwise.

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News Releases 2016
Posted on: July 7, 2016

Jackson County to Host USA Elite Girls Softball Tournament at Adair Park

Jackson County Parks +Rec will play to the USA Elite Select 12 and Under World Fast Pitch Championships at Adair Park July 10-15.

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Jackson County Parks + Rec News Releases 2016
Posted on: June 16, 2016

Jackson County Announces Historic Promotion

Nilda Serrano

Nilda Serrano becomes the first female and first Hispanic to be promoted to captain in the Corrections Department.

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News Releases 2016
Posted on: June 16, 2016

Jackson County's Fourth of July Celebration Is Just Weeks Away!

Discover why Jackson County's Fourth of July Celebration has fast become one of the most popular Independence Day events in the Kansas City metropolitan region.

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News Releases 2016
Posted on: June 15, 2016

Jackson County COMBAT to Host Neighborhood Events

Jackson County COMBAT is hosting its third neighborhood event Friday, June 17 in Blue Springs, just off I-70 at the corner of NW Woods Chapel Road and NW Kingsridge Drive. Event will include free gun locks.

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News Releases 2016
Posted on: June 3, 2016

Oregon-California Trails Association to Unveil 1924 Oregon Trail Bronze Medallion at the Jackson Cou

Medallion, created by renowned sculptor, will be placed at the Truman Courthouse to serve as a marker indicating that Independence Square was the jumping off point for three iconic trails as pioneers made their way west to Oregon, California and Santa Fe.

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News Releases 2016
Posted on: May 23, 2016

Usher In Summer With A Day Of Fun

Jackson County offering a great way to kick off summer 2016 by step back in time at Missouri Town 1855 for Children's Day and National Trials Day on Saturday, June 4, 2016.

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News Releases 2016
Posted on: May 23, 2016

Sand Cinema Returns To Longview Lake Beach

Jackson County Parks +Rec will again be hosting great family movies under the stars and on the sand at Longview Lake Beach.

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News Releases 2016
Posted on: May 20, 2016

Jackson County Beaches Open Memorial Day Weekend

Jackson County Park + Rec beaches open May 28.

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News Releases 2016
Posted on: May 18, 2016

Jackson County COMBAT to Kick-Off Neighborhood Events

Jackson County COMBAT is hosting this year’s second neighborhood event in Kansas City with a new twist. The event features Prescription Drug Take Back, neighborhood clean-up efforts and distribution of free gun locks.

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News Releases 2016

News Flash

Posted on: December 28, 2017

Jackson County Executive responds to Legislature’s veto overrides of three unlawful ordinances

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. has issued the following statement after the Legislature’s veto overrides of ordinances 5061, 5062 and 5052.

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News Releases 2017
Posted on: December 22, 2017

Jackson County Executive approves budget and vetoes unlawful ordinance

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. has signed into law Ordinance 5052, the 2018 budget, with limited line-item vetoes.

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News Releases 2017
Posted on: December 20, 2017

Jackson County Executive vetoes unlawful ordinance

Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. has issued a veto of Ordinance 5061, his third veto this year.

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News Releases 2017
Posted on: December 20, 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY: Jail Task Force to hold first meeting

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Jail Task Force, formed by Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr., will hold its first meeting today. Media is invited to attend.

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News Releases 2017
Posted on: December 18, 2017

Toys for children visiting family members at Jackson County Detention Center

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Children who visit their families at the Jackson County Detention Center (JCDC) this holiday season will receive a surprise gift, thanks to Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley and Jackson County.

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News Releases 2017
Posted on: December 15, 2017

Jackson County Executive responds to Legislature’s approved budget

Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. has issued the following statement after the Legislature’s 6-3 vote to approve its amended budget.

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News Releases 2017
Posted on: November 27, 2017

Jackson County Executive responds to Prosecutor’s decision to quit Jail Task Force

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. has issued the following statement after receiving a letter late this afternoon from Prosecuting Attorney Jean Peters Baker that she is quitting the Jail Task Force.

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News Releases 2017
Posted on: November 23, 2017

Corrections officer assaulted by inmate

On November 22, a corrections officer at the Jackson County Detention Center was assaulted by a municipal inmate who was being housed at the Regional Correctional Center. The corrections officer was taken to a local hospital to be treated for injuries.

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News Releases 2017
Posted on: November 14, 2017

Jackson County Executive announces Jail Task Force

As a part of ongoing efforts to improve the Jackson County Detention Center, Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. today announced members of a Jail Task Force and its mission at the Jackson County Courthouse in downtown Kansas City.

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News Releases 2017
Posted on: November 13, 2017

Jackson County Executive to announce Jail Task Force

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. will hold a press conference to announce a Jail Task Force and explain its mission concerning the current and future of the Jackson County Detention Center. Media is invited to attend.

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News Releases 2017
Posted on: November 6, 2017

Jackson County co-hosts Missouri Regional Opioid Summit

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The growing opioid epidemic will be the topic of discussion on Thursday, Nov. 9 at an event that brings together local authorities with state entities and officials.

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News Releases 2017
Posted on: November 3, 2017

Jackson County Parks + Rec Christmas in the Sky and Christmas in the Park

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – With the holidays fast approaching, the magic of the season comes to life for thousands at Jackson County Parks + Rec’s 21st Annual Christmas in the Sky and 30th Annual Christmas in the Park holiday events.

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News Releases 2017
Posted on: November 3, 2017

Jackson County Parks + Rec gears up for “Trip the Light Fantastic”

By popular demand, “Trip the Light Fantastic” returns to Jackson County. Bicycle enthusiasts will enjoy a magical 4.5-mile ride up to and through the more than 175 lighted, animated displays comprising Jackson County’s 30th Annual Christmas in the Park.

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News Releases 2017
Posted on: October 26, 2017

Frank White, Jr. Invitational Golf Tournament raises thousands for two local organizations

Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. is pleased to support two community organizations doing extraordinary work to improve the quality of life of children and veterans.

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News Releases 2017
Posted on: October 13, 2017

Jackson County COMBAT Awards Ceremony recognizes community heroes

Jackson County COMBAT will recognize four outstanding community advocates during its awards ceremony and dinner on Tuesday, Oct. 17, at Pennway Place at Studio Dan Meiners, located at 2500 W. Pennway in Kansas City, Missouri.

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News Releases 2017
Posted on: October 6, 2017

Little Blue Trace Trail Extension to open

Jackson County Parks + Rec, in partnership with the City of Kansas City, Missouri, is excited to celebrate the grand opening of the Little Blue Trace Trail Extension with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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News Releases 2017
Posted on: October 3, 2017

Jackson County celebrates two Bureau of Justice Assistance grants that benefit PDMP

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County is celebrating the award of two Bureau of Justice Assistance grants to further the work of the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP). St. Louis County received notice of the awards last week.

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News Releases 2017
Posted on: September 28, 2017

Jackson County to participate in Pink Ribbon Road Show

Jackson County, Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA), the City of Kansas City & the American Cancer Society will be kicking off the Pink Ribbon Road Show with a solidarity walk at 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 2, in front of the downtown courthouse.

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News Releases 2017
Posted on: September 27, 2017

Jackson County Executive issues statement on inmates charged in corrections officer assault

Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. has released the following statement after the announcement that four inmates have been charged in relation to the assault of a corrections officer.

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News Releases 2017
Posted on: September 25, 2017

Jackson County Parks + Rec and Missouri Town 1855 present 42nd Annual Fall Festival

Usher in the fall season by spending the day with your family at Jackson County Parks + Rec’s 42nd Annual Fall Festival of Arts, Crafts and Music, at Missouri Town 1855, October 7 and 8.

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Additional Info... News Releases 2017
Posted on: September 21, 2017

Jackson County COMBAT hosts community picnic

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Join Jackson County COMBAT in celebrating recovery and drug and violence prevention at COMBAT's Community Picnic.

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Additional Info... News Releases 2017
Posted on: September 19, 2017

Jackson County names new Deputy Director of Corrections

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Jackson County is proud to announce the newest Associate to its Executive Team. Diana Turner will serve as Deputy Director of the Jackson County Department of Corrections.

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News Releases 2017
Posted on: August 23, 2017

Innovative bike share station unveiled at Longview Lake

Jackson County, in partnership with BikeWalkKC, will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for the installation of the first bike share station in Eastern Jackson County. Media are encouraged to attend the expansion of this community collaboration.

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News Releases 2017
Posted on: August 22, 2017

Roads and Parks Closed Due to Flood

For the third time in less than month, severe storms have caused major flooding in Jackson County.

Additional Info... News Releases 2017
Posted on: July 27, 2017

Flooding Causes Road and Parks + Rec Closures in Jackson County

Heavy rain Wednesday evening that lasted into the overnight hours has caused flooding in areas of Jackson County. The dangers associated with flood waters have prompted the closure of roads, beaches and sections along trails to keep citizens safe.

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News Releases 2017
Posted on: July 17, 2017

Jackson County Executive Responds to Governor’s Statewide PDMP Announcement

Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. has issued the following statement following the executive order by Governor Greitens to establish a statewide Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP).

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News Releases 2017
Posted on: June 19, 2017

Jackson County Parks + Rec Celebrate July 4 at Missouri Town 1855

Celebrate Independence Day the “old fashioned way” when Jackson County Parks + Rec’s Missouri Town 1855 presents its Annual Independence Day Celebration, Tuesday, July 4, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm.

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Additional Info... News Releases 2017
Posted on: June 13, 2017

Jackson County Parks + Rec and Bass Pro Shops present NATIONAL MARINA DAY

Jackson County Parks + Rec and Bass Pro Shops, as a part of a nationwide observance, will present National Marina Day at Lake Jacomo Marina, Saturday, June 10th, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Admission is free.

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News Releases 2017
Posted on: May 18, 2017

JACKSON COUNTY BEACHES OPEN MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

Bring your lawn chairs and picnic basket for a day of fun in the sun at Blue Springs Lake and Longview Lake Beaches! Both beaches feature sand volleyball courts, restroom and shower facilities, and lifeguard-protected designated swimming areas.

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News Releases 2017
Posted on: May 18, 2017

Celebrate Armed Forces Day at Fort Osage National Historic Landmark

Jackson County Parks + Rec invites you to spend Armed Forces Day celebrating 200 years of the American soldier when it presents an “American Military Timeline” at Fort Osage National Historic Landmark, Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21.

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News Releases 2017
Posted on: June 13, 2017

Celebrate Spring at Missouri Town 1855 with Children’s Day & Sheep Shearing

The Annual CHILDREN’S DAY and SHEEP SHEARING events at Missouri Town 1855 have merged this year to offer one spectacular day of fun, games and activities guaranteed to bring smiles to kids of all ages, Saturday, May 6, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm.

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News Releases 2017
Posted on: May 15, 2017

2017 Reassessment Notice

(KANSAS CITY, MO) – Jackson County real property owners will begin receiving their 2017 real property Reassessment Notices beginning this week. The notices will be mailed to property owners over a period of approximately one week.

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News Releases 2017
Posted on: March 16, 2017

Jackson County Executive Appoints Children’s Services Fund Board of Directors

Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. issued an Executive Order appointing the first board of directors of the Jackson County’s Community Children’s Services Fund.

Additional Info... News Releases 2017
Posted on: February 27, 2017

Jackson County Announces New Director of Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Teesha Miller named to lead county program

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News Releases 2017
Posted on: February 21, 2017

Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. to Present Proclamation to Leon Stapleton on Feb. 22

Leon’s Thriftway Owner to Be Recognized for Community Service

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News Releases 2017
Posted on: February 15, 2017

Jackson County Drug Task Force Completes Successful Drug Trafficking Investigation

Ten KC-Area Residents Indicted for Meth Conspiracy

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News Releases 2017
Posted on: February 13, 2017

Jackson County Offices Closed Feb. 20 For Presidents Day

County offices and courthouses will be closed in observance of the holiday.

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News Releases 2017
Posted on: January 30, 2017

Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. to Serve the Hungry at KC Community Kitchen Jan. 31

Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr., and members of his staff will volunteer Tuesday, Jan. 31 to serve lunch to the hungry at the Kansas City Community Kitchen.

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News Releases 2017
Posted on: January 30, 2017

Jason Klumb & Gerald Winship Appointed to Board of Equalization

Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. appoints Jason Klumb of Kansas City, Mo., and Gerald (Gerry) Winship of Lee’s Summit, Mo., to serve on the Jackson County Board of Equalization.

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News Releases 2017
Posted on: January 22, 2017

Frank White, Jr. Statement About Yordano Ventura

Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. extends sympathy to the family, friends and fans of Yordano Ventura.

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News Releases 2017
Posted on: January 12, 2017

Food Banks To Benefit From Chiefs Wager

Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr., and his counterpart from Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, make freely wager on Chiefs-Steelers' AFC playoff game to benefit local food banks.

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News Releases 2017
Posted on: January 9, 2017

Jackson County Executive to Deliver 'Giving Tree' Donations to JobOne on Jan. 13

Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr., will deliver hundreds of gifts donated by County associates to JobOne in Grandview, MO on Friday, Jan. 13 starting at 9:30 a.m.

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News Releases 2017
Posted on: January 6, 2017

County offices to be closed Jan. 16 in Observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Jackson County offices, including the courthouses in Kansas City and Independence, will be closed Monday, Jan. 16, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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News Flash

Posted on: October 11, 2018

Jackson County Parks + Rec presents 25th Annual Dogtober Fest 2018

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 10, 2018

Contact: Marshanna Hester

(816) 878-1930

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News Releases 2018
Posted on: October 5, 2018

Missouri Town Fall Festival CANCELLED Saturday October 6

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Marshanna Hester

Jackson County Public Information Officer

(816) 878-1930

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News Releases 2018
Posted on: October 1, 2018

Jackson County Parks + Rec presents 43rd Annual Missouri Town 1855 Fall Festival

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October 1, 2018

Contact: Marshanna Hester

(816) 878-1930

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News Releases 2018
Posted on: September 27, 2018

Jackson County holds solidarity walk to kick off Pink Ribbon Road Show

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September 27, 2018

Contact: Marshanna Hester

(816) 878-1930

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News Releases 2018
Posted on: September 18, 2018

Jackson County Parks + Rec presents Grand Festival of Chez les Canses

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September 18, 2018

Contact: Marshanna Hester

(816) 878-1930

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News Releases 2018
Posted on: July 13, 2018

Jackson County announces second Jail Task Force public input meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 13, 2018

Contact: Marshanna Hester

(816) 878-1930

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Additional Info... News Releases 2018
Posted on: July 12, 2018

Jackson County Parks + Rec presents Native American Art Exhibition

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ATTENTION MEDIA:

Joe Don Brave, the featured artist for the Native American Art Exhibition, will be at Fort Osage tomorrow, July 14 from 9am – 12pm. This would be a great opportunity for interviews if you are covering the event for newscasts.

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News Releases 2018
Posted on: June 20, 2018

Jackson County announces ribbon cutting ceremony for “Monument To Freedom, Justice & Courage"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 20, 2018

Contact: Marshanna Hester

(816) 878-1930

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News Releases 2018
Posted on: May 21, 2018

Jackson County Parks + Rec celebrates grand opening of Rowdy Ribbit's Inflatable Water Park

Jackson County Parks + Rec is ready to kick-off the unofficial start of summer with a grand opening celebration of the Rowdy Ribbit’s Water Park – the only inflatable water park in the region.

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News Releases 2018
Posted on: May 18, 2018

Re-opening of Candidate filing for Office of County Legislature-3rd District

Due to the withdrawal by the incumbent candidate for the office of County Legislature - 3rd District, the Clerk of the County Legislature will re-open
candidate filing for this office only, for the August Primary Election.

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Additional Info... News Releases 2018
Posted on: May 14, 2018

Jackson County Corrections Director issues statement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 12, 2018

Contact: Marshanna Hester

(816) 878-1930

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News Releases 2018
Posted on: May 14, 2018

Jackson County Executive responds to Prosecutor’s report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 11, 2018

Contact: Marshanna Hester

(816) 878-1930

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News Releases 2018
Posted on: May 10, 2018

Jackson County Executive names Jackson County Sheriff

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 10, 2018

Contact: Marshanna Hester

(816) 878-1930

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News Releases 2018
Posted on: May 2, 2018

Press Release: Interview candidates and schedule announced for Jackson County Sheriff

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May 2, 2018

Contact: Marshanna Hester

(816) 878-1930

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News Releases 2018
Posted on: April 16, 2018

Jackson County announces groundbreaking ceremony for “Monument to Freedom, Justice & Courage"

Freedom Monument Rendering

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April 16, 2018

Contact: Marshanna Hester

(816) 878-1930

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News Releases 2018
Posted on: April 13, 2018

Jackson County Parks + Rec presents Nature Walks at Fort Osage National Historic Landmark

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Wear your hiking or walking shoes and spend time on the bluffs and river bottoms of the Missouri River during a nature walk surrounding the Fort Osage National Historic Landmark. The event is hosted by Jackson County Parks + Rec.

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News Releases 2018
Posted on: April 12, 2018

Jackson County Parks + Rec presents Historic Sibley Cemetery Tour at Fort Osage

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 12, 2018

Contact: Marshanna Hester

(816) 878-1930

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News Releases 2018
Posted on: April 11, 2018

Jackson County Executive statement regarding audit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 11, 2018

Contact: Marshanna Hester

(816) 878-1930

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News Releases 2018
Posted on: March 19, 2018

Jackson County Parks + Rec presents War of 1812 Symposium

Take a journey back in time to experience what many historians consider the second American Revolution during the 28th Annual War of 1812 Symposium, hosted by Jackson County Parks + Rec at the Fort Osage National Historic Landmark.

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News Releases 2018
Posted on: March 12, 2018

Executive Appoints Two Women As Department Heads

Jackson County Frank White, Jr. announced that two women have been appointed to serve as directors of two County departments. Diana Turner will assume the permanent role of Director of Corrections and Whitney Miller will serve as Director of Collection.

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News Releases 2018
Posted on: March 5, 2018

Rock Island Groundbreaking Ceremony Announced

Jackson County announces the groundbreaking ceremony for the first phase of the Rock Island Rail Corridor Shared Use Path.

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News Releases 2018
Posted on: February 26, 2018

Fort Osage National Landmark and Education Center scheduled to re-open

The Fort Osage National Historic Landmark and Education Center will re-open to the public tomorrow, February 27 under normal operating hours of 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday.

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News Releases 2018
Posted on: January 31, 2018

Jackson County Department of Corrections initiates joint search operation at detention center

As part of an ongoing investigation, a coordinated and joint search operation occurred this morning at the Jackson County Detention Center (JCDC).

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News Releases 2018
Posted on: January 31, 2018

Jackson County holds Public Open House on park improvement projects

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County is seeking the community’s input as it looks to develop new recreational amenities and make critical improvements to existing facilities within its Parks + Rec System.

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News Releases 2018
Posted on: January 31, 2018

Joint search operation at Jackson County Detention Center

As part of an ongoing investigation, a coordinated and joint search operation is underway this morning at the Jackson County Detention Center (JCDC) in support of an effort to maintain the safety and security of inmates, staff and the community.

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News Releases 2018
Posted on: January 17, 2018

Jackson County Executive issues statement in response to lawsuit filed by Legislature

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. has issued the following statement in response to the Legislature’s filing of a lawsuit regarding COMBAT.

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News Releases 2018
Posted on: January 3, 2018

Jackson County Executive recommends Missouri State Auditor’s Office inspect County’s fiscal policies

Despite the Jackson County Legislature’s FY2018 budget calling for the elimination of several positions, Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. has taken the necessary steps to ensure no one lost their job at the start of the new year.

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News Releases 2018

News Flash


News Flash

Posted on: June 6, 2018

Jackson County Parks + Rec reschedules grand opening of Rowdy Ribbit’s Inflatable Water Park

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 5, 2018

Contact: Marshanna Hester

(816) 878-1930

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Parks + Rec
Posted on: June 4, 2018

Jackson County Parks + Rec presents Court Martial at Fort Osage

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 4, 2018

Contact: Marshanna Hester

(816) 878-1930

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Parks + Rec
Posted on: June 4, 2018

Jackson County Parks + Rec and Bass Pro Shops present National Marina Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 4, 2018

Contact: Marshanna Hester

(816) 878-1930

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Parks + Rec
Posted on: June 4, 2018

Jackson County Parks + Rec and Bass Pro Shops present National Marina Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 4, 2018

Contact: Marshanna Hester

(816) 878-1930

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Parks + Rec

News Flash

News Flash

Taxes

6 Stories
Posted on: December 13, 2017

Collection

Collection

The Collection Department collects tax revenue not just for Jackson County government, but for more than 70 other jurisdictions, including cities and school districts. Only about 7 cents of every dollar collected is for the county's General Fund.

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Posted on: December 13, 2017

Tax Receipts

Tax Receipt

Need a copy of your county tax receipts for your records? You can get copies of your receipts through the same online system that can be used to pay your taxes.

> GET RECEIPT NOW Taxes
Posted on: December 13, 2017

Paying Online

Paying Online

Save a stamp. Save yourself some time and don't go stand in a line. It only takes a few keystrokes and minutes to pay your taxes online.

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Posted on: December 13, 2017

Vehicle Licensing

Vehicle Licensing

The Missouri Department of Revenue is responsible for licensing vehicles. But we got answers to some of your more frequent questions, including questions about personal property taxes and how they related to obtaining license plates.

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Posted on: December 13, 2017

Where Taxes Go

Tax Dollars

So how are the tax dollars that Jackson County collections divvied up? You can get a personalized breakdown of just how the taxes the county collected from you are dispersed.

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Posted on: December 13, 2017

Assessment

Assessment

The Assessment Department is tasked with assessing the value of all real estate and personal property in Jackson County -- a task that involves evaluating more than 600,000 accounts in total.

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