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Overland Park goes red for the Kansas City Chiefs

You can feel it in the air and see it on the streets. The excitement is growing in Overland Park in honor of the Kansas City Chiefs and the team’s first trip to the Super Bowl in 50 years. At tonight’s City Council meeting, Mayor Carl Gerlach will read a proclamation recognizing the team’s excellent […]

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OP named a best city to raise a family

Overland Park is a top city in the nation to raise a family, according to real estate website Niche. Niche ranked Overland Park the sixth best city in the country to raise a family, thanks to its public schools, housing, entertainment, diversity, cost of living, commute times, access to outdoor activities, and more. Families will […]

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Overland Park swears in City Council members

Monday’s City Council meeting brought a swearing-in ceremony for several new and returning members of the Overland Park City Council. City Clerk Elizabeth Kelley swore in Council members from Overland Park wards one, two, three, five, and six. Returning Council members include Paul Lyons, ward two, and Faris Farassati, ward five. New Council members include […]

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OP named top city for jobs

Overland Park is one of the best cities in the nation for jobs, according to Wallethub. Each year, the personal finance website ranks cities based on key indicators of job market strength. These include job opportunities, employment growth, average starting salaries, employment rates, job satisfaction, and much more. “I’m pleased to see this, and not […]

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Municipal Equality Index score celebrates Overland Park’s inclusivity

Overland Park’s Municipal Equality Index score is the highest in Kansas. The Municipal Equality Index examines how inclusive municipal laws, policies, and services are of LGBTQ people who live and work there. The City’s 2019 score is 86 out of a possible 100 points. The Index recognized Overland Park for its enforceable non-discrimination ordinance, inclusive […]

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The search is on for Overland Park’s most-spirited holiday home

The City is looking for Overland Park’s most-spirited holiday home! Overland Park residents, submit a photo of the outside of your home decorated for the holidays, to be considered for the Most-Spirited Holiday Home contest. It could be lights, garland, wreaths, inflatables, or other decorations, on your porch, driveway, deck, or yard. Voting We’ll share […]

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Renovations to begin at City Hall

Renovations will begin soon on the second floor lobby of City Hall where Public Works and Planning and Development Services staff serve residents and business owners. The project will replace front counters, add a new conference room, and update the look of the upstairs lobby. It will also increase security and enhance customer service. After […]

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City Council approves ordinance extending protection to LGBTQ people in Overland Park

Monday night, the City of Overland Park City Council passed an ordinance extending protection against discrimination for people who live, work, and play in Overland Park. HRC-3266 prohibits discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodation on the basis of sexual identity or gender orientation. Race, religion, color, sex, disability, national origin, ancestry, military status, genetic […]

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Overland Park Council chamber filled with residents waiting speak on non-discrimination ordinance at community development committee meeting

Mayor calls meeting to discuss non-discrimination ordinance

Overland Park Mayor Carl Gerlach is calling for a special meeting of the City Council Committee of the Whole at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, October 7 at City Hall to discuss a proposed non-discrimination ordinance. Mayor Gerlach is bringing forward a proposal following a Sept. 4, 2019 meeting of the City Council’s Community Development Committee, […]

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Welcome to the new opkansas.org!

The City of Overland Park has a new website that will better serve residents, businesses, and visitors in our community. The primary goal of the website project was to give www.opkansas.org an updated look and feel. The City’s website was last fully redesigned in 2008. The updated site includes more images and video, is easier […]

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