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Dr. Jay Rapley Selected as 2019 Lee’s Summit Citizen of the Year

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Lee's Summit Mayor Bill Baird has selected Dr. Jay Rapley as the 2019 Citizen of the Year for his perseverance and strength when faced with extreme adversity, inspiring others with his story and helping those who have faced injury or trauma in their own lives. He will be honored at the Truman Heartland Community Foundation’s Annual Citizen’s Reception on Sept. 6 and at the Foundation’s Toast to Our Towns Gala on Sept. 28. Dr. Rapley is a...

August No-Tax-Increase Bond Issue to Fund Public Safety Improvements

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On Aug. 6, 2019, Lee’s Summit voters will be asked to consider a $19,475,000 no-tax-increase bond question to fund various public safety initiatives. The general obligation bonds would fund the construction of two new fire stations and purchase of fire apparatus; police body-worn cameras and in-car audio and video recording systems; Police/Court facility renovations; and network infrastructure. This ballot question would not raise taxes, but authorizes the...

Chip Moxley Selected for Civic Leadership Award

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Chip Moxley will be honored with the Missouri Municipal League West Gate Division Civic Leadership Award on July 25 at 6 p.m. at the Longview Mansion, 1200 SW Longview Park Dr. This award recognizes the exceptional contributions of business and civic leaders in developing stronger cities. Moxley was selected for the award by Lee’s Summit Mayor Bill Baird. “Chip is an incredible ambassador for Lee’s Summit and his continued commitment to improving...

City of Lee’s Summit Hosts Blood Drive July 22

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The City of Lee’s Summit, in partnership with the Community Blood Center, Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street, Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce and Lee’s Summit Economic Development Council, is hosting a community blood drive on July 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Howard Conference Room at City Hall, 220 SE Green St. Tickets to see the Kansas City Royals are available to those who sign up to donate blood.   Blood donations typically...

Lee’s Summit District 1 Residents Invited to Open Forum

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Councilmembers Rob Binney and Diane Forte are inviting District 1 residents to take part in an open forum on June 20 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Water Utilities, 1200 SE Hamblen Rd. This event provides residents with an opportunity to talk with councilmembers and ask questions about City projects and services. Topics that will be covered include the August bond election, the City’s strategic plan, park improvements, citizen engagement tools and...