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Proposed 2022 Budget to focus on mental health, public safety expansion, enhancements

Tonight, Overland Park Mayor Carl Gerlach and the City Council received the first presentation of the recommended , which focuses on expanding Overland Park’s mental health resources and staffing the City’s Police and Fire departments. The $327 million recommended annual budget includes a 6.5% increase in operating expenses over 2021’s adopted operating budget.  The City’s […]

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Learn about mental health resources in your community

The past year has brought up many emotions, from confusion to worry to anger to sadness. It’s taken a toll on people’s mental health, too: around four in 10 adults in the United States have reported symptoms of anxiety or depression during the coronavirus pandemic. During May, we recognize the growing importance of mental health, […]

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City Council approves Mental Health Task Force recommendations

The Overland Park City Council unanimously approved recommendations that will assist the community in addressing future mental health needs. Mental Health Task Force Chair and Council Member Chris Newlin presented the task force’s recommendations to the City Council this month, after working with the committee for more than a year to learn about existing resources […]

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OP featured among Best of KC listings

It’s no secret that Overland Park is one of the best spots to live, work and play – now some of the top reasons why are in the running for “best in Kansas City.” Many City of Overland Park facilities are included on this year’s Kansas City Magazine Best of KC contest. Readers can vote […]

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Arboretum visitor center project moves forward

The City of Overland Park will begin construction on a new visitor center at the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens this summer. The new visitor center will add 22,000 square feet of community space at the Arboretum. It will include a cafe, gift shop, exhibits and hands-on learning, and rental spaces for weddings, corporate […]

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New fleet maintenance facility opens

The City of Overland Park is celebrating the official opening of the new Public Works Department fleet maintenance facility near 124th and Antioch. This facility provides a centralized hub for maintenance and repairs to more than 700 vehicles in the City’s fleet, including work trucks, snow plows, fire trucks and more. The facility provides: A […]

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Overview Summer 2021

Overview is the city’s quarterly newsletter for residents. It includes news, things to see and do in Overland Park, valuable information for neighborhoods, recreational and environmental news. The Overview Summer 2021 features articles about The Overland Park Police Department’s K-9 Unit Conversion of residential streetlights to more energy efficient LED bulbs The 2022 budget, expected to be […]

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Explore the City’s hiring process with Human Resources Representative Alicia McDougal

The spotlight is on City staff during the City of Overland Park’s quarterly Staff Spotlight tweet-alongs. The City’s newest tweet-along follows Human Resources Representative Alicia McDougal as she spends the morning hiring and onboarding new City staff. Each quarter, City communications staff tweet along with a different staff member to explore their daily tasks, providing […]

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Overland Park releases 2018 officer-involved shooting report

June 23, 2021 Update: Overland Park officials, responding to a recent open records request, discovered a series of still photos captured from an in-car police camera video that had been previously released to the public. The content of the photos is not new; it is simply a different format than the previously-released dashcam video which […]

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