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Submit artwork for a chance to plant a tree with the Mayor

Overland Park’s young artists have a chance for their artwork to be featured and recognized by Mayor Carl Gerlach. The Overland Park Parks and Recreation Department invites students to submit a drawing or painting for this year’s Arbor Day Poster Contest. Kindergarteners through fourth graders who live in Overland Park can participate. Artwork should highlight […]

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Mental Health Task Force accepting applications

Overland Park is accepting applications for members of the City’s first mental health task force through March 10. The group will develop recommendations to support and equip public service personnel in managing situations involving critical mental health needs. “Together, with the right tools and information, we can work to achieve a cutting edge approach to […]

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Months of activities planned for City’s 60th anniversary

The City of Overland Park announced an engaging series of events and activities in 2020, to celebrate 60 years of incorporation as a first-class city. City staff shared plans with the Community Development committee for OP60, the overall theme for anniversary events and programming. OP60 will take place during the spring, summer and fall at […]

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Club 27 named Golden Fork Award winner

The restaurant at Sykes/Lady Overland Park Golf Club‘s has a menu worth its weight in gold, according to Golf Inc. Magazine. The magazine named Club 27 first-place winner in its 2020 international Golden Fork Award competition. The competition highlights the best of the best dining facilities at public and private golf clubs around the world. “What a great […]

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Overland Park goes red for the Kansas City Chiefs

You can feel it in the air and see it on the streets. The excitement is growing in Overland Park in honor of the Kansas City Chiefs and the team’s first trip to the Super Bowl in 50 years. At tonight’s City Council meeting, Mayor Carl Gerlach will read a proclamation recognizing the team’s excellent […]

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OP named a best city to raise a family

Overland Park is a top city in the nation to raise a family, according to real estate website Niche. Niche ranked Overland Park the sixth best city in the country to raise a family, thanks to its public schools, housing, entertainment, diversity, cost of living, commute times, access to outdoor activities, and more. Families will […]

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Overland Park swears in City Council members

Monday’s City Council meeting brought a swearing-in ceremony for several new and returning members of the Overland Park City Council. City Clerk Elizabeth Kelley swore in Council members from Overland Park wards one, two, three, five, and six. Returning Council members include Paul Lyons, ward two, and Faris Farassati, ward five. New Council members include […]

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OP named top city for jobs

Overland Park is one of the best cities in the nation for jobs, according to Wallethub. Each year, the personal finance website ranks cities based on key indicators of job market strength. These include job opportunities, employment growth, average starting salaries, employment rates, job satisfaction, and much more. “I’m pleased to see this, and not […]

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Save on community center memberships in 2020

Save 15 percent on a community center membership for 2020 when you purchase it during the first 15 days of the year. From January 1 through 15, 2020, Matt Ross Community Center and Tomahawk Ridge Community Center will offer discounts on annual facility and group exercise memberships. That’s a near $50 savings on an adult […]

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