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Previous Awards & Recognitions


Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award

Oct 2011: The NPI award recognizes organizational excellence in procurement and is achieved by those organizations that demonstrate excellence in procurement by obtaining a high score on a rating of standardized criteria. The criteria include innovation, professionalism, e-procurement, productivity and leadership attributes of the procurement function. Read more...

2010 KCITE Excellence in Transportation

July 2011: The City of Lee’s Summit received the 2010 KCITE Excellence in Transportation Award for “green” achievements with the installation of InSync adaptive traffic signal controls and signal synchronization along Chipman Road. Read more...

Lee's Summit Wins Highest National Award for Parks & Recreation

Oct 2010: The National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) in partnership with the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA) bestowed its highest national award, the Gold Medal Award, to the Lee's Summit Parks and Recreation Department October 27 at NRPA's Congress and Exposition in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Read more.

City of Lee’s Summit takes 3rd place in Digital Cities Survey!

Nov 2010: The tenth annual Digital Cities Survey ranked Lee’s Summit as the third most advanced digital city in America (population category 75,000-125,000)!  The annual survey evaluates how information technology is incorporated into government operations to better serve our community. Read more.

2010 Missouri Arts Award for “Creative Community”

The prestigious honor was given by the Missouri Arts Council, a division of the Missouri Department of Economic Development. Missouri Arts Awards honor individuals and organizations that have made profound and lasting contributions to the cultural and artistic climate of the state. Read more.

Capstone Award for Infrastructure

As a result of the I-470 and 350/50 Highway Interchange project, two half-diamond interchanges were constructed, Pryor Road and Blue Parkway, which opened up approximately 150 acres of commercial land for new development and improved access to two regional shopping centers with 1.2 million square feet of retail space.  Read more.


Money Magazines Best Places to Live 2010

Lee's Summit ranks #27 on this years list of best places to live!  http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/bplive/2010/snapshots/PL2941348.html


League of American Bicyclists

Lee's Summit receives Fall 2010 Honorable Mention!  www.bikeleague.org   The application was submitted by the Livable Streets Planning Committee.

The “Livable Streets" planning committee was derived from the Lee’s Summit 360 Strategic Plan.  Get involved and help facilitate and monitor the implementation of the Livable Streets concept as a policy focus for the city.  Visit www.livablestreetsls.com 


Best Old House Neighborhoods

Downtown Lee's Summit Main Street, Inc. (DLSMS) nominated the Old Lee's Summit area for This Old House magazine's third annual Best Places to Buy an Old House contest.  You can also visit This Old House online at: Best Old House Neighborhoods 2010: the Midwest.


U.S. Wealth Centers - Ranking #103

Lee’s Summit ranked 103 out of nation’s 420 largest cities surveyed by Portfolio.com using 2008 Census data.  According to the survey, Lee’s Summit’s Median Household Income is $76,758 and the Median Home Value is $187,200. Click for more details about Lee’s Summit’s ranking.


Fastest growing Cities in America 

According to BusinessWeek magazine, Lees Summit made the list because “both businesses and residents have come to Lee's Summit for its exceptional quality of life. The town has miles of trails for recreational use and dozens of parks.” Lee’s Summit is one of the fastest growing cities in the state of Missouri and has a population of more than 91,000 residents. Read details about the rankings.


2009 National Digital Cities Survey WINNER!

Lee's Summit was ranked sixth of the most advanced digital cities in American in our population category!  Read more

Awarded by: Center for Digital Government

Barbara Potts Award

The Lee's Summit Police Department was recognized with the "Barbara Potts Award* from Hope House, along with Raytown.  Both the Lee’s Summit and Raytown Police departments formed domestic violence units with one detective in 1997. Now, over a decade later, Lee’s Summit has expanded to two detectives who continue to operate and work collaboratively with Hope House. Read more.


2008's Best Place in Missouri to Raise Kids

Business Week names Lee's Summit 2008's Best Place in Missouri to Raise Kids; school performance, affordability and safety were key factors.


The City of Lee's Summit wins Best Downtown Public Improvement Project

The City of Lee's Summit wins Best Downtown Public Improvement Project for our downtown streetscape improvements.  Many other achievements were also award such as Lee's Summit Main Street and Downtown Lee's Summit Main Street.


Fleet Masters Award

City of Lee’s Summit Fleet Division was awarded the 2006 Fleet Masters Award.  This award was sponsored by the Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP) which recognizes top private and public fleets for their “innovative practices.