Coronavirus Affects City Services

To prevent the spread of coronavirus in our community, Johnson County Government has ordered residents to stay at home except for essential needs, beginning Tuesday, March 24 for 30 days.

The Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, Recycling Center, and playgrounds and shelters at City parks are closed, and many other City services are affected by this order.

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Communications Division

Working under the direction of the City Manager and in conjunction with the Governing Body, the communications division serves as the central point of contact for city communications and information.

The communications division is responsible for:

  • Public information
  • Emergency communications
  • Media relations
  • All city-wide communications, including
    • Overview, the resident newsletter
    • City Source and agenda notification e-newsletters
    • City website
    • City social media channels
  • The city’s logo and branding
  • Speeches and talking points
  • Internal communications
  • Event promotion
  • Mailroom operations
  • City Hall switchboard operations

Contact the Communications Division

Media or members of the public may contact the communications division for information about the City of Overland Park. You may also call 913-895-6000 for general information.

Communications Manager

Sean Reilly
Office: 913-895-6109
Cell: 913-484-4245

Digital Communications Supervisor

Meg Ralph
Office: 913-895-6160
Cell: 816-868-5810

Digital Communications Assistant

Tim Dodderidge
Office: 913-895-6107

Public Safety Media Contacts

Media, please direct inquiries about the Overland Park Police Department or Overland Park Fire Department to each department’s public information officer:

Police Department Public Information Officer

John Lacy
Office: 913-327-6937

Fire Department Media Manager

Jason Rhodes
Office: 913-895-8416
Cell: 816-805-1764