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Overland Park community survey results for 2024

The City’s community survey results are in, and Overland Park residents have again rated the city a top place in dozens of categories. The City of Overland Park, in partnership with ETC Institute, Inc. sends the community survey out every other year. It asks a variety of questions to assess residents’ level of satisfaction with […]

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OP police chief search begins in earnest

June 18 Update: The recruitment profile for Overland Park’s next police chief is now available. See the position description, recruitment brochure and more on the Public Sector Search and Consulting website. The community survey is now closed. June 3 Update: The City continues to seek input from the community on qualities and values that the […]

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Sign up to save lives at the Community Blood Drive

Every drop counts!  Mark your calendars for an opportunity to make a life-saving donation at the City of Overland Park’s Community Blood Drive, hosted in partnership with the American Red Cross. Join fellow heroes on Wednesday, May 29 between 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Myron E. Scafe building, located at 8500 Antioch Rd.   The Red […]

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Overland Park adopts new community-driven plan

The Overland Park City Council adopted FrameworkOP, the City’s new comprehensive plan, at its meeting May 6. The process to update FrameworkOP started in 2022 with a community kickoff event.  Throughout the planning process, more than 2,000 Overland Park residents, business owners, visitors and others were involved, sharing their hopes for the community’s future. “Not […]

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Pedal Power: Celebrate National Bike to Work Week in OP

Get ready to pedal! Celebrate National Bike to Work Week May 13-17. With over 120 miles of bike lanes and numerous bike trails crisscrossing the City, Overland Park’s cycling infrastructure provides a safe two-wheel journey to work for residents. Swing by the City’s breakfast stops when you switch up your commute. From 6:30-8 a.m. each […]

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Overland Park joins LEED for Cities Local Government Leadership Program

The City of Overland Park joined the 2024 national cohort of the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Cities Local Government Leadership Program.  The LEED for Cities program helps local governments committed to sustainability and advancing resilience and social equity by measuring and tracking performance using the LEED for Cities rating system. “Participating in LEED for […]

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OP again named a best place to live

Overland Park is again near the top of a list of “Best Places to Live in the U.S.” Research organization Livability.com named Overland Park the seventh best place to live in the country. Livability has created a list of the best places to live in America for more than a decade. The organization considers a […]

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City partners with Ripple Glass for Multifamily Recycling Program

This City is taking steps to promote sustainable practices within the community while tackling the challenges posed by glass disposal. Overland Park teamed up with Ripple Glass to introduce glass recycling services specifically for multifamily facilities.  The Multifamily Glass Recycling Program caters to properties that previously lacked glass recycling amenities, filling a crucial gap in […]

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OP earns “Triple Crown” of government finance awards

City of Overland Park staff are proud to share that the City has won three awards for excellence in government finance. The Government Finance Officers Association recognizes excellence in public finance.  This month, the City’s Finance Department learned it received the organization’s certificate for excellence in financial reporting.  The achievement recognizes the staff’s work to […]

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Mayor’s Message for April 2024

In his April video message, hear directly from Mayor Curt Skoog about what’s happening in our community. This month, the mayor shares details about: Getting involved in the City’s 2025 Budget process,  Celebrating Earth Month in Overland Park,  And a recap of the 2023-2024 snow season. Watch the Mayor’s Message below. […]

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