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City Manager recognized for regional leadership

The Overland Park City Council celebrated City Manager Bill Ebel‘s contributions to the Kansas City region during last night’s City Council meeting. The Mid-America Regional Council presented Ebel with its Regional Leadership Award, which recognizes individuals and institutions that have made outstanding contributions to the region. Ebel, along with Lee’s Summit, Mo. City Manager Steve […]

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City Council approves step toward express toll lanes on U.S. 69

The Overland Park City Council approved a resolution Monday night with the Kansas Department of Transportation on reconstruction of U.S. 69 highway and a new financing mechanism. The resolution approved at Monday’s meeting allows for the City and KDOT together to propose to the state, construction and implementation of express toll lanes on the highway, […]

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Proposed 2022 Budget to focus on mental health, public safety expansion, enhancements

Tonight, Overland Park Mayor Carl Gerlach and the City Council received the first presentation of the recommended , which focuses on expanding Overland Park’s mental health resources and staffing the City’s Police and Fire departments. The $327 million recommended annual budget includes a 6.5% increase in operating expenses over 2021’s adopted operating budget.  The City’s […]

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City Council approves Mental Health Task Force recommendations

The Overland Park City Council unanimously approved recommendations that will assist the community in addressing future mental health needs. Mental Health Task Force Chair and Council Member Chris Newlin presented the task force’s recommendations to the City Council this month, after working with the committee for more than a year to learn about existing resources […]

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OP featured among Best of KC listings

It’s no secret that Overland Park is one of the best spots to live, work and play – now some of the top reasons why are in the running for “best in Kansas City.” Many City of Overland Park facilities are included on this year’s Kansas City Magazine Best of KC contest. Readers can vote […]

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Explore the City’s hiring process with Human Resources Representative Alicia McDougal

The spotlight is on City staff during the City of Overland Park’s quarterly Staff Spotlight tweet-alongs. The City’s newest tweet-along follows Human Resources Representative Alicia McDougal as she spends the morning hiring and onboarding new City staff. Each quarter, City communications staff tweet along with a different staff member to explore their daily tasks, providing […]

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Celebrate Earth Day with these green options in OP

Stream Clean + Community Cleanups Help restore the natural beauty of Overland Park streams by removing trash and debris from the City’s streams and creeks. Sign up to donate two or more hours during the month of April. City staff will provide supplies and a location in need of cleanup. Or, organize a community cleanup […]

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Overland Park named a healthiest employer

The Kansas City Business Journal has named the City of Overland Park one of the healthiest employers in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Each year, the journal works with research company Healthiest Employers LLC to assess local organizations based on the culture, planning, communication, programming and reporting of their wellness programs. This year, the journal […]

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Your input needed on Overland Park’s dangerous dog ordinance

June 3, 2021 Update: If you are an Overland Park resident and you wish to speak during the open comment period of the June 9, Public Safety Committee Meeting regarding the breed specific ordinance please complete this form. The Open Comment Period will begin at 7 p.m. and end at 10 p.m. on June 9. Overland […]

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Overland Park needs your feedback

We’re looking for your feedback about City communications. Beginning next week, about 3,000 households in Overland Park will receive a survey in the mail focused on City communications. The survey is legitimate and will measure your level of satisfaction with the City’s communication efforts. It will also gather your ideas about ways to better communicate […]

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