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City of Lee’s Summit Hosts Blood Drive Sept. 30

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The City of Lee’s Summit, in partnership with the Community Blood Center, is hosting a community blood drive on Sept. 30 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at City Hall, 220 SE Green St. The Community Blood Center says a drop in donations has resulted in an urgent need for all blood types. According to the Community Blood Center, nearly 600 donations are needed every day to meet hospital demand. Donations have dropped so dramatically in recent months, there’s less...

Mayor Baird to Deliver 2019 State of the City

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Lee’s Summit Mayor William A. Baird will deliver the State of the City address, “Celebrating the Spirit of Community,” on Tues., Sept. 24 at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall, 220 SE Green St. Following the State of the City, there will be a reception at The Stanley, 25 SE Third St. During his address, Mayor Baird will update the community about significant accomplishments and provide an outlook for the future. The State of the City is free...

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...