Search Press Releases

Press Release Archive

Press Releases

  |   Views: 5886

Dr. Elaine Metcalf Named Citizen of the Year

Dr. Elaine Metcalf Named Citizen of the Year

The City of Lee’s Summit is excited to announce Mayor Bill Baird has selected Dr. Elaine Metcalf as the 2022 Citizen of the Year recipient in recognition of her work educating, supporting and mentoring the youth in the Lee’s Summit community. She will be honored at the July 28 Missouri Municipal League’s Civic Leadership Banquet, Truman Heartland Community Foundation’s Annual Citizen’s Reception in early September and its “Toast to Our Towns” Gala in late September.

Metcalf has dedicated over 34 years to inspiring and educating youth in the City of Lee’s Summit. During her tenure at the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District, her focus was on preparing students for their future as a business teacher/internship coordinator, career and technical coordinator, and principal of the Lee’s Summit R-7 Summit Technology Academy (STA). Metcalf led STA for seven years providing students the opportunity to seek academic and technical skills, knowledge, and training necessary to succeed in future careers and become lifelong learners.

Following her retirement from the school district, Metcalf joined the Pro Deo Youth Center as its executive director where she is continuing to create opportunities and positive outcomes for youth. Under her leadership, at-risk teens are empowered through mentoring and one-on-one support to achieve goals they might not have realized without the program.

Metcalf’s passion and dedication to the community are evident in the time she spends volunteering for various organizations in Lee’s Summit. She is a member of the Sunrise Sunset Rotary Club where she will begin a term as its president on July 1. Metcalf is an active member of the Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce and is a three-year term member of the board of directors.

“Elaine has tirelessly and unselfishly committed herself to the education and well-being of the young people in our community for over 34 years,” said Mayor Bill Baird. “At a time when so many teens find themselves disconnected, Elaine is stepping up to provide a safe, healthy environment where teens are encouraged to be their best selves. She is an inspiration to us all and an example of what makes our city great.”

The prestigious Citizen of the Year award recognizes exceptional citizens whose work and service to the community have significantly improved the quality of life for the citizens of Lee’s Summit. The City has been recognizing its outstanding citizens since 1996.

Print

Latest Press Releases

Citizens Leadership Academy Accepting Applications for 2024

Citizens Leadership Academy Accepting Applications for 2024

The City of Lee’s Summit is accepting applications for the 2024 Citizens Leadership Academy. The seven-week program offers residents and business owners a unique opportunity to learn about the inner workings of municipal government and engage with elected officials and City employees. Each week, participants get a firsthand look at what it takes to build and maintain one of the fastest growing communities in the Midwest through presentations and tours...
Electrical Fire Involving a Space Heater Damages Home
Electrical Fire Involving a Space Heater Damages Home

Electrical Fire Involving a Space Heater Damages Home

On Wednesday, November 22, 2023, at 3:49 a.m., the Lee's Summit Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 1400 Block of SW Jefferson. The occupants called 911 after waking up to a popping noise and discovered smoke and fire in the living room. When the fire department arrived, smoke was visible from the front door of a one-story, single-family residence. The occupants and dog were outside.  Firefighters entered the building and quickly...
Lee’s Summit City Hall Accepting Jackson County Tax Payments

Lee’s Summit City Hall Accepting Jackson County Tax Payments

Lee’s Summit City Hall is accepting Jackson County property, business and real estate tax bill payments. Payments can be made at Treasury, located in the lobby of City Hall, 220 SE Green St. Treasury is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday with extended hours of 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 27-29. Taxpayers may also place bill payments in one of the City’s drop boxes, located in the vestibule of the north entrance to City Hall or in the alley...
Truck 3 In Service at Fire Station No. 3
Truck 3 In Service at Fire Station No. 3

Truck 3 In Service at Fire Station No. 3

The Lee’s Summit Fire Department proudly announces that Truck 3 went into service November 11 at Fire Station No. 3 as the second staffed fire apparatus in the station with Pumper 3, Med 3, and Chief 102, and is the first addition of a fire truck and crew since 2006. The ladder truck is an expansion apparatus approved through the 2019 No Tax Increase Bond Issue, along with the twelve personnel to staff it approved in the 2022 Public Safety Sales Tax initiative....
City of Lee’s Summit Launches New Alert System for Residents
City of Lee’s Summit Launches New Alert System for Residents

City of Lee’s Summit Launches New Alert System for Residents

The City of Lee’s Summit is excited to launch LS Aware, a free alert system designed to keep residents and businesses informed of emergencies and certain non-emergency events. The City can quickly send messages via phones, text, email and more, depending on the preferences set up by the user. The public is encouraged to sign up at LSaware.net LS Aware will be used to communicate emergency notifications that involve immediate or pending threats to public...
First357Last