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City of Lee’s Summit Named Leader in Digital Technology

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The City of Lee’s Summit has been recognized as a leader in digital technology by the Center for Digital Government. Lee’s Summit ranked second in the 2018 Digital Cities Survey among cities with a population of 75,000 to 124,999 for its ability to use technology to boost transparency, realize efficiencies and improve the citizen experience. It’s the fifth time Lee’s Summit has placed in the top 10 in the 75,000 to 124,999...

City Crews Preparing for Winter Weather Season

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The City of Lee’s Summit will hold a snow dry run Nov. 7 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to allow crews to prepare for the upcoming 2018-2019 winter weather season. City crews will be testing equipment and running snow routes. The purpose of the dry run is to ensure all equipment is working properly and that drivers are familiar with snow routes, which is critical to the City’s snow and ice control operations. Although there is a chance of snow in the...

LSFD Assists National Association of Pupil Transportation with Burning Bus Demonstration

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This past Saturday the Lee’s Summit Fire Department partnered with the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) and the Lee’s Summit R7 School District to demonstrate how quickly smoke and fire can engulf a school bus, and how long can it take to evacuate a student-filled bus, with or without seat belts involved. Nearly 300 NAPTconference attendees were on hand at Lee’s Summit Fire Station #7 to witness the demonstration. In order...

City of Lee’s Summit Announces New Finance Director

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The City of Lee’s Summit is pleased to announce Bette Wordelman has been named the City’s director of finance. Wordelman will direct and supervise the financial operation and reporting of all municipal funds including budget, audit, cash management, debt management and utility rate structure in compliance with generally accepted accounting...

City of Lee’s Summit Launches Alexa Flash Briefing Skill

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The City of Lee’s Summit is launching an additional method for residents to receive the latest City news through Amazon’s Echo devices or other Alexa-enabled devices. The free Alexa Flash Briefing skill provides a quick overview of City news, information and events that citizens will want to know about. By embracing new technology to deliver information and making it available on multiple digital platforms, the City hopes to reach more residents and...