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Overland Park Convention Center named best small convention center

The Overland Park Convention Center has been named 2023 Best Small Convention Center in North America by EXHIBITOR Magazine, a leading industry publication honoring the best in event venues. This is the fourth year Overland Park Convention Center has won in EXHIBITOR’s special awards category since the awards inception four years ago. Convention centers throughout North America were […]

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A look back on 2022 in Overland Park

As we look ahead to 2023, let’s take time to reflect on 2022, another busy year in our community. Here are just a few highlights of the many programs, events and services the City provided this year. Visit the links in each description to learn more about any of these initiatives. January The Overland Park […]

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City Council approves 2023 strategic goals

The Overland Park City Council has formally approved a set of strategic goals for the upcoming year. City Manager Lori Curtis Luther proposed the goals to Mayor Curt Skoog and the City Council at last night’s City Council meeting.  The plan is the result of a goal-setting workshop in October, where all members of the […]

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Overland Park maintains high equality score

The City of Overland Park maintained a high Municipal Equality Index score in 2022. 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 92 out of 100 possible points. “Overland Park […]

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City Council approves nuisance party ordinance

The Overland Park City Council tonight unanimously approved a new ordinance regulating nuisance parties in the city of Overland Park.  This is an important, early step toward ensuring all neighborhoods in Overland Park continue to be peaceful for residents, and will apply to all properties, including owner-occupied homes and long- and short-term rentals. The Governing […]

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City Council approves 2023 Budget

After two different public hearings and hearing from residents, Overland Park’s governing body passed the City’s 2023 Budget. The 2023 Budget focuses on continuing to provide primary services, addressing inflationary pressures and continuing to address security in technology operations. The $374.4 million budget is a 14.3% increase over the City’s 2022 Budget. Mill levy stays […]

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Weigh in on 2023 Budget with RNR hearing

As the City Council continues to consider the 2023 Budget, you have two upcoming opportunities to weigh in on the budget.  In addition to the annual budget hearing, there will be a revenue neutral rate public hearing.  This type of hearing is scheduled when a jurisdiction expresses intent to exceed the revenue neutral rate. If […]

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Farmers’ Market community engagement process begins

Sept. 15 Update: The Town Hall virtual feedback form is now available. Please take time to watch the presentation and complete the form no later than Sept. 29 to share your thoughts on the future of the Farmers’ Market pavilion site. Virtual Feedback Form July 21, 2022: The City of Overland Park is beginning a […]

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Mayor’s Message – June 2022

Hear directly from Mayor Curt Skoog about what’s happening in our community, through a new video feature available on opkansas.org and City social media. This month, the mayor shares details about: The Overland Park Farmers’ Market 40th anniversary season, Juneteenth events in Overland Park, Online interest forms for resident boards, committees and commissions, How you […]

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