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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

Overland Park’s Public Safety Committee will review the City’s dangerous dog ordinance this summer. After a group of advocates approached the Public Safety Committee asking it to eliminate the breed-specific provisions of the dangerous dog ordinance, members of the committee agreed to study the issue further. Throughout the summer, the City Council Public Safety committee […]

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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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Overland Park releases severance agreement with former police officer

The City of Overland Park has released the resignation and severance agreement between the City and former Overland Park Police Officer Clayton Jenison. Jenison resigned from the Police Department in 2018 after a deadly officer-involved shooting. In 2018, the City determined Jenison had not violated City policy and therefore did not have a legal basis […]

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Mayor to highlight heroes of 2020 and priorities for 2021 and beyond

Mayor Gerlach will present his 2021 State of the City speech virtually at noon on March 3, 2021. Wednesday’s speech, hosted by the Overland Park Chamber of Commerce, will address top priorities and projects and major events for Overland Park, including: Recognizing heroes risking their lives to provide community services during the coronavirus pandemic, including […]

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City commemorates response to the coronavirus pandemic

To commemorate the response to the coronavirus pandemic over the past year, the City of Overland Park would like to honor those who have served on the frontlines. Mayor Carl Gerlach issued a proclamation at Monday night’s City Council meeting for Heroes Week, which will take place from March 7-13. In the proclamation, he thanked […]

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City conserving energy during extreme cold

The City of Overland Park is doing its part to prevent unplanned energy outages during the extreme cold temperatures this week. The Governor’s State of Emergency proclamation for extreme cold temperatures requests Kansans take steps to conserve both electric and gas power. The City’s Facilities Management Division is lowering temperatures at all City facilities to […]

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Recognizing Black History Month in Overland Park

Overland Park has long been an inclusive community, welcoming all people to live, work and play. This month, we recognize and honor Black History Month, an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans.  Get involved with Black History Month in your community in the following ways: Learn + Reflect Overland Park is fortunate to have […]

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Try these ideas to keep kids happy and learning mid-pandemic

By Morgan Cormack for the City of Overland Park Going on ten months into this pandemic, you and the kids might be getting tired, bored or itchy to do something fun. If you’re looking for something to do with the family while staying happy and healthy, here’s some options right here in our city. Take […]

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