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City of Lee’s Summit Hosting Community Blood Drive

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The City of Lee’s Summit, in partnership with the Community Blood Center, is hosting a community blood drive March 4 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Howard Conference Room at City Hall, 220 SE Green St. The Community Blood Center has declared a blood emergency. According to the CBC, winter storms and widespread flu have resulted in a significant drop in donations in recent months. Donors with all blood types are encouraged to register for the upcoming...

City Seeking Community Input During Strategic Planning Process

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The City of Lee’s Summit is encouraging residents to play an integral role in developing a new community-wide strategic plan by attending one of two identical Community Conversations. The first Community Conversation will be held Feb. 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Pavilion at John Knox Village, 520 NW Murray Rd. The second will be held Feb. 28 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Lee’s Summit High School, 400 SE Blue Pkwy. The Community Conversations will...

Robert McKay to Retire as City’s Director of Planning & Special Projects

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Following nearly 20 years of public service to the City of Lee’s Summit, Robert McKay will retire as director of planning and special projects effective March 8, 2019. McKay was instrumental in the adoption of the Unified Development Ordinance in 2001, which regulates and controls development and use of land to promote public safety, health, and general welfare of the community. He oversaw the administration of the Community Development Block Grant, a vital...

Rick Poeschl to Retire as Lee’s Summit Fire Chief

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The City of Lee’s Summit announced Rick Poeschl will retire as fire chief effective March 16, 2019 following more than 30 years as a dedicated public servant committed to the safety and health of our community. Chief Poeschl joined the Lee’s Summit Fire Department in 1988. He quickly moved up within the department and was promoted to assistant chief of support services in 2004. In 2015, Poeschl was selected as fire chief. Under his leadership, the...

Free Hands-Only™ CPR Training in Lee’s Summit

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February is American Heart Month, and the City of Lee’s Summit is offering free Hands-Only™ CPR training Feb. 23 at the Gamber Community Center, 4 SE Independence Ave. These training sessions provide vital information, which can greatly increase the chances of survival for individuals who experience sudden cardiac arrest. There will be three, 45-minute training sessions available at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Individuals experienced in teaching CPR...