2017

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Posted on: July 19, 2017

JACOHD School Year Vaccinations

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Summer is winding down and the school year is fast approaching. That means that your child may need vaccinations. Missouri law requires that all students present documentation of up-to-date immunization status before attending school.

These vaccinations are important to protect your child and can save lives.

“Vaccination is one of the best ways parents can protect infants, children and teens from potentially harmful diseases. Immunizing individual children also helps to protec...

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Posted on: July 12, 2017

Royal Artwork

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Memories of playing youth sports and later mentoring youth were inspirations for JT Daniels’ latest work, the Raised Royal Mural gracing the bridge west of the Truman Sports Complex off of Stadium Drive.

Memories of playing youth sports and later mentoring youth were inspirations for JT Daniels’ latest work, the Raised Royal Mural gracing the bridge west of the Truman Sports Complex off of Stadium Drive.

Daniels who is a former youth development ...

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Posted on: June 21, 2017

Longview Lake Will Not Host July 4 Celebration

Due to our continuing efforts to ensure that Jackson County Parks + Rec’s facilities and events remain some of the best and most affordable in the Country, we are sorry to say that we will not be hosting our 4th of July event in 2017.

Due to our continuing efforts to ensure that Jackson County Parks + Rec’s facilities and events remain some of the best and most affordable in the Country, and the number of other Fourth of July opportunities in the area, we are sorry to say tha...

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Posted on: June 19, 2017

New Public Information Officer Named

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Jackson County now has a new spokesperson. Marshanna Hester brings her impressive communications background to the County as Public Information Officer starting June 12.

Jackson County now has a new spokesperson. Marshanna Hester brings her impressive communications background to the County as Public Information Officer starting June 12.

Marshanna is returning home after working for more than 11 years as a television ancho...

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Posted on: May 25, 2017

Beaches, Boating and Biking, Oh My!

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If you love beaches, boating and biking, it’s a great time to get out and enjoy your Jackson County Parks.

If you love beaches, boating and biking, it’s a great time to get out and enjoy your Jackson County Parks.

“The Associates of Jackson County Parks + Rec are poised and ready to ‘make your day’ as we kick-off our summ...

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Posted on: May 23, 2017

Rail Corridor Awarded For Historic Preservation

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The Rock Island Rail Corridor Authority of Jackson County was presented with the Graves/Hale Preservation Award for their work preserving and re-using the historic Rock Island Railroad Corridor.

The Rock Island Rail Corridor Authority of Jackson County was presented with the Graves/Hale Preservation Award for their work preserving and re-using the historic Rock Island Railroad Corridor.

The award was established by the Lee’s Summit Histo...

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Posted on: May 19, 2017

UMKC Health Sciences District Formed

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Many of Kansas City’s leading health-care institutions are joining together to form the UMKC Health Sciences District. The newly created district combines unique expertise and services to spur research and community outreach.

Many of Kansas City’s leading health-care institutions are joining together to form the UMKC Health Sciences District. The newly created district combines the unique expertise and services of 10 partners to spur research and community outreach i...

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Posted on: May 16, 2017

Sheriff's Deputies Honored

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Five members of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department were recently recognized for their exemplary service.

Five members of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department were recently recognized for their exemplary service.

Medal of Valor

Sergeant A.J. Zarrillo and Deputy Brad Norton were honored with the Medal of Valor, the highest award of recognition in La...

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Posted on: May 15, 2017

2017 Reassessment Notice

(KANSAS CITY, MO) – Jackson County real property owners will begin receiving their 2017 real property Reassessment Notices beginning this week. The notices will be mailed to property owners over a period of approximately one week.

Following a plan submitted to the Missouri State Tax Commission, the Jackson County Assessment Department has undertaken a thorough and analytical review of real property values in the County.

“We engaged in a detailed process, with the help of a...

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Posted on: April 6, 2017

Royals Opening Day 2017

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Check out MLB's new promo featuring the legendary Buck O'Neil. This Monday, April 10, the Royals return to Kauffman Stadium. Jackson County associates and the community are #RaisedRoyal

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Posted on: March 16, 2017

Jackson County Executive Appoints Children’s Services Fund Board of Directors

Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. issued an Executive Order appointing the first board of directors of the Jackson County’s Community Children’s Services Fund.

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Posted on: March 8, 2017

Drug Task Force Wins 2016 Outstanding Cooperative Effort Award

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On March 2, the Jackson County Drug Task Force was recognized as the recipient of the 2016 Outstanding Cooperative Effort Award. This award recognizes multi-agency cooperation and coordination among Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.

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Posted on: March 7, 2017

Yard Waste Collection Center Opens

The Eastern Jackson County Yard Waste Collection Center will be extending operation hours. Starting March 7th the Yard Waste Collection Center will be open Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m..

In Response To Tornado In Oak Grove, Jackson County To Provide Free Waste Disposal

At The Eastern Jackson County Yard Waste Collection Center

 

Oak Grove, MO (MARCH 7, 2017) – The Eastern Jackson County Yard Waste Collect...

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Posted on: March 1, 2017

Teesha Miller Named Director of PDMP

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Teesha Miller will be taking on the position of director of the county’s new Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.

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Posted on: February 6, 2017

County Featuring Smithsonian Poster Exhibition

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During Black History Month, Jackson County is showcasing posters from the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History and Culture inside the first-floor lobby of courthouse in downtown Kansas City.

The exhibit, "A Place for All People: Introducing the National Museum of African American History and Culture," commemorates last September's opening of the new museum.

Organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Servic...

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Posted on: February 3, 2017

County Executive Congratulates Deron Cherry On Sports Authority Appointment

Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr., offers his congratulations to Deron Cherry on his latest appointment to the Jackson County Sports Authority.

Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr., offered his congratulations to Deron Cherry on his latest appointment to the Jackson County Sports Authority.

“Over the years, the Jackson County Sports Authority has benefitted from Deron’s ex...

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Posted on: February 2, 2017

Constructing Futures Changes Lives Of Two Local Families

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There were lots of smiles and more than a few tears shed when Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr., surprised two deserving Kansas City families who have endured life challenges with new homes at the Ivanhoe Community Center in Kansas City.

There were lots of smiles and more than a few tears shed when Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr., surprised two deserving Kansas City families who have endured life challenges with new homes at the Ivanhoe Community Center in Kansas City this morni...

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Posted on: January 27, 2017

2017 State of the County

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Jackon County Executive Frank White, Jr. delivered the 2017 State of the County Address, emphasizing, "I believe in the people of Jackson County. We are living and working each day to make our community an even better place to live."

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Posted on: January 24, 2017

County Joins Other Local Governments To Create Rx Drug Monitoring Program

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Prescription drug addiction and fatal overdoses have become a public health crisis. Jackson County has now joined with St. Louis County and other local governments from Missouri to create a program to monitor prescription drugs in their jurisdictions.

Deaths from prescription drug overdoses have become a public health crisis in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). To curb this epidemic, 49 states — all but Missouri — have established Pr...

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Posted on: January 18, 2017

Crystal Williams Proud Of County Achievements During Her Tenure As First Legislative Chairwoman

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Crystal Williams is proud of what Jackson County achieved during her tenure as the first-ever County Legislative Chairwoman, including the approval of a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program and new Children's Services Fund.

Crystal Williams proudly made history as Jackson County’s first female Legislative Chair during 2016. Williams, who represents the 2nd District At-Large, begins 2017 with a feeling of accomplishment.

“The first thing we had to do in Jan...

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Posted on: January 13, 2017

Giving Tree Donations

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Crystal Williams is proud of what Jackson County achieved during her tenure as the first-ever County Legislative Chairwoman, including the approval of a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program and new Children's Services Fund.

Jackson County associates let their giving spirits shine over the holidays and donated more than 300 items to help working adults with disabilities.

While presenting the items to JobOne on Jan. 13, County Executive Frank White, Jr. said, “Before ...> MORE

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Posted on: January 3, 2017

Scott Burnett To Serve As 2017 Legislative Chair

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Announcing, "2017, here we go," Scott Burnett assumes the duties of Jackson County Legislative Chairman for the third time. He is in his fifth term as the 1st District County Legislator.

"2017, here we go."

With those words, Scott Burnett assumed the duties of Jackson County Legislative Chairman after his colleagues unanimously appointed him to the post during the Legislature's first meeting of the new year Tuesday. Burnett previ...

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