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2020

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Posted on: September 16, 2020

National Construction Appreciation Week

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From trail construction to road and building repairs Jackson County couldn’t get much done without the dedication of the members of the construction industry.

To celebrate the construction industry’s importance to infrastructure and the...

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Posted on: September 11, 2020

National Self-Care Awareness Month

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2020

Since September is Self-Care Awareness Month it is a great time to remind us that taking care of ourselves is essential. Self-care is often overlooked in our everyday lives. 

Evolve to Live founded Self-Care Awareness Mon...

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Jackson County receives money from State Treasurer.

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2020

Jackson County is now more than $13,000 richer thanks to the Missouri State Treasurer’s Office.

State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick said the money comes from unclaimed property. The money comes from a variety of sources i...

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Posted on: August 28, 2020

Celebrate Labor Day at Jackson County Parks

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The summer is not quite over and Labor Day weekend is a perfect time to explore Jackson County Parks + Rec. 

"With nearly 100 miles of trails to explore, 2,800 acres of water entertainment over four lakes, a championship golf course, and hist...

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Posted on: August 6, 2020

Jackson County distributes 100,000 masks

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 2020

Jackson County is encouraging the wearing of masks to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 by giving away 100,000 masks over the last few weeks.

The masks were handed out to residents in packets of 10 at drive through distribution sites ...

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Posted on: August 4, 2020

August is National Wellness Month

TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2020

Even small steps can lead to many more healthy habits in your lifestyle.

August is National Wellness Month, a time to focus on self-care, managing stress and promoting healthy routines. Research has shown self-care helps manage stres...

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Posted on: July 22, 2020

Parks + Rec Associates Making Work Fun

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A perfect cast spiraling across the glistening waters of Longview Lake. Squeals as children pet the team of oxen at Missouri Town. A group of golfers celebrating a spectacular birdie out of a bunker at Fred Arbanas Golf Course.

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Posted on: July 13, 2020

Rock Island Trail construction on schedule

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MONDAY, JULY 13, 2020

Starting early next year, sports fans can make the hike along the Rock Island Trail from Lee’s Summit to Rothe Truman Sports Complex to catch a game if they would like.

According to Brian Nowotny, Parks + Rec Deputy Director ...

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Posted on: June 17, 2020

New 12-week parental leave policy

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MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2020

Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr., in coordination with the Women’s Foundation, announced today the most progressive paid parental leave policy for public employees in the State of Missouri.

Executive Order 20-10 esta...

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Posted on: April 9, 2020

Jackson County COVID-19 Resource and Recovery Information

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For nonprofits, most major funders have joined together to create the Kansas City Regional COVID-19 Response and Recover Fund. This is being led by The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, United Way of Greater Kansas City, LISC Greater Ka...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Jackson County Executive statement on Rep. Joe Runions Act

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Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. commends the members of the County Legislature for approving more than $4.5 million for the Runions Act, his emergency funding proposal to combat the toll of COVID-19 on our community.

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Jackson County Executive statement on Rep. Joe Runions Act

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Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. commends the members of the County Legislature for approving more than $4.5 million for the Runions Act, his emergency funding proposal to combat the toll of COVID-19 on our community.

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Posted on: March 6, 2020

Women in Jackson County Lead in the Legislature

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Sunday, March 8 is International Women’s Day around the world. The theme is #EachforEqual. On the Jackson County Legislature, three women legislators lead and serve their community simultaneously, and stand for #EachforEqual in very different ways.

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Posted on: March 3, 2020

GIS updates Parcel Viewer

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TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2020

Major updates are coming soon for the county’s Parcel Viewer online mapping application.

According to Rich Buford, GIS Program Manager, the application allows citizens to view their property information online. “Th...

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Posted on: March 6, 2020

Protect Yourself and Your Community Against COVID-19

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The Jackson County Health Department is working with the State of Missouri, area hospitals, and the CDC to monitor the risk the Coronavirus (COVID-19) poses to our community. Read more about the response by all agencies here.

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Posted on: February 25, 2020

Sheriff creates Professional Standards Unit

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2020

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office hopes to build a better relationship with the community by creating a new Professional Standards Unit.

According to Major Mike Montgomery, “The creation and implementation of...

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Posted on: February 6, 2020

John Killian reappointed as Public Administrator

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2020

John Killian has been reappointed by the Circuit Court for a second four year term as Public Administrator for Jackson County.

Killian said he is, “Grateful to the Court en banc for showing confidence in my work and an a...

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Posted on: January 22, 2020

Parks + Rec making improvements

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2020

Jackson County continues to strive for perfection at its park facilities, so with the New Year comes a new list of Capital Improvement projects.

Among the Parks + Rec Department improvements are two new storage facilities which a...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Arrowhead Seat Sale

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 2020

Jackson County has collected more than $150,000 from the sale of seats removed from Arrowhead Stadium in the spring of 2019.

About 30,000 seats were replaced with only about 2,500 salvageable for sale. The rest of the seats were t...

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

Eastern Jackson County Courthouse Closed

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 14, 2020

Contact: Marshanna Smith

(816) 881-1391

msmith@jacksongov.org  

Eastern Jackson County Courthouse Closed

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Today at approximately 12:15 p.m., the Eastern Jackson County Courthou...

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Posted on: January 6, 2020

Legislative Chair and Vice Chair selected

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MONDAY, JANUARY 6, 2020

For the second year Theresa Cass Galvin has been selected by her peers as the Legislative Chair. Dan Tarwater III will once again serve as Vice Chair.

“In 2019 my colleagues voted me in to serve as Chairman of the Jackson C...

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Posted on: January 2, 2020

Parks Superintendent awarded as Patriotic Employer

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 2020

Mary McMurray with the Jackson County Parks + Rec Department was recently honored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense for her support of the National Guard and Reserve.

McMurray who is the Superintendent of Historic Sites and...

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