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Public engagement next step for Farmers’ Market improvement project

The Overland Park City Council approved proceeding with the first step toward a development partnership, involving public feedback, for the Overland Park Farmers’ Market pavilion site Monday night. The Council authorized staff to negotiate an agreement for public engagement on the project. The City has been considering partnering with a private developer to explore opportunities […]

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Mayor Skoog to give first-ever State of the City

Mayor Curt Skoog will present the State of the City address on April 12, 2022 at Johnson County Community College. The theme of the speech, Skoog’s first as mayor of Overland Park, is “Foundations to Future.”  He will share remarks about foundational actions that have made Overland Park a great place, and recent efforts to […]

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Overland Park begins search for next city manager

The City of Overland Park is recruiting a new City Manager. The City Council approved a for the position at Monday’s meeting, after reviewing a preliminary draft and suggesting changes in January. Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, the executive recruitment firm selected by the City Council, will work to share the recruitment profile with candidates nationwide over […]

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Mayor encourages blood donation amid shortage

During a visit to the Community Blood Center of Kansas City today, Mayor Curt Skoog encouraged Overland Park residents to consider donating blood amid the recent blood shortage. The American Red Cross reports that the United States is in its worst blood shortage in more than a decade, largely because of the cancellation of large […]

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Overland Park receives honors in 2021 for quality of life, safety

Overland Park once again is a great place to live, work and play, with plenty of awards and honors to back it up. In 2021, this includes recognition from a variety of outlets for our city’s quality of life, rent and housing options, job opportunities, safety and more. Overland Park consistently ranks high on lists […]

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New Governing Body members sworn in

The City of Overland Park welcomed a new Governing Body Monday night, swearing in a new mayor, four new members of the Overland Park City Council and two returning members of the city council. City Clerk Elizabeth Kelley first swore in Mayor Curt Skoog at the City Council Meeting. She then swore in current and […]

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Overland Park maintains high equality score

The City of Overland Park maintained a high Municipal Equality Index score in 2021. The Human Rights Campaign, which issues the annual scorecard examining how inclusive municipal laws, policies, and services are of LGBTQ people who live and work there, awarded Overland Park with a score of 93 out of 100 possible points for a […]

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Plan around these City closures during the holiday season

The holidays are approaching, and that means spending quality time with family and friends. With Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s coming up, many City facilities will experience closures or changes in hours in observance of these holidays. As you plan your festivities, plan around these closures to City Hall, 8500 Santa Fe Drive, and other […]

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City Council approves Mental Health Advisory Committee

The Overland Park City Council approved creation of a mental health advisory committee at Monday’s City Council meeting. The advisory committee will meet at least quarterly to review City policies and practices to: Advise the Public Safety Committee and CIty Council on issues of mental health in the community Make recommendations or create resources regarding […]

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Get spooky with these upcoming events in OP

Spooky season is here in Overland Park. Whether you’re looking forward to candy, costumes or community events, there’s plenty in store. Here are a few upcoming fall and Halloween events run by the City or its partners: Pumpkin HollowHop aboard a horse-drawn hayride to Pumpkin Hollow, climb a hay pyramid, slide down the giant hay […]

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