Posted on: November 14, 2017

Jackson County Executive announces Jail Task Force

As a part of ongoing efforts to improve the Jackson County Detention Center, Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. today announced members of a Jail Task Force and its mission at the Jackson County Courthouse in downtown Kansas City.

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November 14, 2017

 

Contact: Marshanna Hester

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Jackson County Executive announces Jail Task Force

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – As a part of ongoing efforts to improve the Jackson Count...

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News Releases 2017
Posted on: November 13, 2017

Jackson County Executive to announce Jail Task Force

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. will hold a press conference to announce a Jail Task Force and explain its mission concerning the current and future of the Jackson County Detention Center. Media is invited to attend.

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November 13, 2017

 

Contact: Marshanna Hester

(816) 878-1930

mhester@jacksongov.org 

 

MEDIA ADVISORY: Jackson County Executive to announce Jail Task Force

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County Executive Fran...

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News Releases 2017
Posted on: November 6, 2017

Jackson County co-hosts Missouri Regional Opioid Summit

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The growing opioid epidemic will be the topic of discussion on Thursday, Nov. 9 at an event that brings together local authorities with state entities and officials.

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November 6, 2017

 

Contact: Marshanna Hester

(816) 878-1930

mhester@jacksongov.org 

 

Jackson County co-hosts Missouri Regional Opioid Summit

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The growing opioid epidemic will be the to...

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News Releases 2017
Posted on: November 3, 2017

Jackson County Parks + Rec Christmas in the Sky and Christmas in the Park

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – With the holidays fast approaching, the magic of the season comes to life for thousands at Jackson County Parks + Rec’s 21st Annual Christmas in the Sky and 30th Annual Christmas in the Park holiday events.

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November 3, 2017

 

Contact: Marshanna Hester

(816) 878-1930

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Jackson County Parks + Rec lights up holiday season with Christmas in the Sky and Christmas in the Park

KANSAS CITY, Mo. &nd...

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News Releases 2017
Posted on: November 3, 2017

Jackson County Parks + Rec gears up for “Trip the Light Fantastic”

By popular demand, “Trip the Light Fantastic” returns to Jackson County. Bicycle enthusiasts will enjoy a magical 4.5-mile ride up to and through the more than 175 lighted, animated displays comprising Jackson County’s 30th Annual Christmas in the Park.

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November 3, 2017

 

Contact: Marshanna Hester

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Jackson County Parks + Rec gears up for “Trip the Light Fantastic”

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – By popular d...

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News Releases 2017
Posted on: October 26, 2017

Frank White, Jr. Invitational Golf Tournament raises thousands for two local organizations

Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. is pleased to support two community organizations doing extraordinary work to improve the quality of life of children and veterans.

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October 25, 2017

 

Contact: Marshanna Hester

(816) 878-1930

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Frank White, Jr. Invitational Golf Tournament raises thousands for two local organizations

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News Releases 2017
Posted on: October 13, 2017

Jackson County COMBAT Awards Ceremony recognizes community heroes

Jackson County COMBAT will recognize four outstanding community advocates during its awards ceremony and dinner on Tuesday, Oct. 17, at Pennway Place at Studio Dan Meiners, located at 2500 W. Pennway in Kansas City, Missouri.

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October 12, 2017

 

Contact: Marshanna Hester

(816) 878-1930

mhester@jacksongov.org 

 

Jackson County COMBAT Awards Ceremony recognizes community heroes

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County COMBAT will recogn...

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News Releases 2017
Posted on: October 6, 2017

Little Blue Trace Trail Extension to open

Jackson County Parks + Rec, in partnership with the City of Kansas City, Missouri, is excited to celebrate the grand opening of the Little Blue Trace Trail Extension with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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October 6, 2017

 

Contact: Marshanna Hester

(816) 878-1930

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Little Blue Trace Trail Extension to open

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County Parks + Rec, in partnership with the City o...

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News Releases 2017
Posted on: October 3, 2017

Jackson County celebrates two Bureau of Justice Assistance grants that benefit PDMP

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County is celebrating the award of two Bureau of Justice Assistance grants to further the work of the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP). St. Louis County received notice of the awards last week.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 3, 2017

 

Contact: Marshanna Hester

(816) 878-1930

mhester@jacksongov.org 

 

Jackson County celebrates two Bureau of Justice Assistance grants that benefit PDMP

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County i...

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News Releases 2017
Posted on: September 28, 2017

Jackson County to participate in Pink Ribbon Road Show

Jackson County, Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA), the City of Kansas City & the American Cancer Society will be kicking off the Pink Ribbon Road Show with a solidarity walk at 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 2, in front of the downtown courthouse.

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September 28, 2017

 

Contact: Marshanna Hester

(816) 878-1930

mhester@jacksongov.org 

 

Jackson County to participate in Pink Ribbon Road Show

Solidarity Walk steps off Monday, Oct. 2 in downtown Kansas City

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News Releases 2017
Posted on: September 27, 2017

Jackson County Executive issues statement on inmates charged in corrections officer assault

Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. has released the following statement after the announcement that four inmates have been charged in relation to the assault of a corrections officer.

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September 27, 2017

 

Contact: Marshanna Hester

(816) 878-1930

mhester@jacksongov.org 

 

Jackson County Executive issues statement on inmates charged in corrections officer assault

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News Releases 2017
Posted on: September 25, 2017

Jackson County Parks + Rec and Missouri Town 1855 present 42nd Annual Fall Festival

Usher in the fall season by spending the day with your family at Jackson County Parks + Rec’s 42nd Annual Fall Festival of Arts, Crafts and Music, at Missouri Town 1855, October 7 and 8.

WHAT:            42nd Annual MISSOURI TOWN 1855 FALL FESTIVAL of Arts, Crafts & Music

WHEN:            Saturday, Oct.7; 10 a.m. – 5 p....

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Posted on: September 21, 2017

Jackson County COMBAT hosts community picnic

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Join Jackson County COMBAT in celebrating recovery and drug and violence prevention at COMBAT's Community Picnic.

Jackson County COMBAT hosts community picnic

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Join Jackson County COMBAT in celebrating recovery and drug and violence prevention at COMBAT's Community Picnic.

This year’s theme is “Hear Our Voices.”...

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Posted on: September 19, 2017

Jackson County names new Deputy Director of Corrections

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Jackson County is proud to announce the newest Associate to its Executive Team. Diana Turner will serve as Deputy Director of the Jackson County Department of Corrections.

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September 18, 2017

 

Contact: Marshanna Hester

(816) 878-1930

mhester@jacksongov.org 

 

Jackson County names new Deputy Director of Corrections

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County is proud to announce the n...

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News Releases 2017
Posted on: August 23, 2017

Innovative bike share station unveiled at Longview Lake

Jackson County, in partnership with BikeWalkKC, will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for the installation of the first bike share station in Eastern Jackson County. Media are encouraged to attend the expansion of this community collaboration.

Innovative bike share station unveiled at Longview Lake

Jackson County Parks + Rec to celebrate with Thursday ribbon cutting

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County, in partnership with BikeWalkKC, will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for the installatio...

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News Releases 2017
Posted on: August 22, 2017

Roads and Parks Closed Due to Flood

For the third time in less than month, severe storms have caused major flooding in Jackson County.

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Posted on: July 27, 2017

Flooding Causes Road and Parks + Rec Closures in Jackson County

Heavy rain Wednesday evening that lasted into the overnight hours has caused flooding in areas of Jackson County. The dangers associated with flood waters have prompted the closure of roads, beaches and sections along trails to keep citizens safe.

Flooding Causes Road and Parks + Rec Closures in Jackson County

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Heavy rain Wednesday evening that lasted into the overnight hours has caused flooding in areas of Jackson County. The dangers associated with flood waters have pro...

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News Releases 2017
Posted on: July 17, 2017

Jackson County Executive Responds to Governor’s Statewide PDMP Announcement

Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. has issued the following statement following the executive order by Governor Greitens to establish a statewide Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP).

Jackson County Executive Responds to Governor’s Statewide PDMP Announcement

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. has issued the following statement following the executive order by Governor Greitens to establish ...

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News Releases 2017
Posted on: June 19, 2017

Jackson County Parks + Rec Celebrate July 4 at Missouri Town 1855

Celebrate Independence Day the “old fashioned way” when Jackson County Parks + Rec’s Missouri Town 1855 presents its Annual Independence Day Celebration, Tuesday, July 4, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm.

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Contact: Laci Beavers @ 816-881-1412 or cell 816-724-6674

Email: LBeavers@jacksongov.org

 

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MISSOURI TOWN 1855 CELEBRATES OUR COUNTRY&r...

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Posted on: June 13, 2017

Jackson County Parks + Rec and Bass Pro Shops present NATIONAL MARINA DAY

Jackson County Parks + Rec and Bass Pro Shops, as a part of a nationwide observance, will present National Marina Day at Lake Jacomo Marina, Saturday, June 10th, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Admission is free.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THROUGH JUNE 10, 2017

CONTACT:       Jim Autry or Jill Furedy, Lake Jacomo Marina (816) 795-8888

EVENT:            National Marina Day at Lake Jacomo Marin...

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News Releases 2017
Posted on: May 18, 2017

JACKSON COUNTY BEACHES OPEN MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

Bring your lawn chairs and picnic basket for a day of fun in the sun at Blue Springs Lake and Longview Lake Beaches! Both beaches feature sand volleyball courts, restroom and shower facilities, and lifeguard-protected designated swimming areas.

JACKSON COUNTY BEACHES OPEN MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!

 

HOURS:           Weekends

May 27 – Sept 4:         11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

 

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News Releases 2017
Posted on: May 18, 2017

Celebrate Armed Forces Day at Fort Osage National Historic Landmark

Jackson County Parks + Rec invites you to spend Armed Forces Day celebrating 200 years of the American soldier when it presents an “American Military Timeline” at Fort Osage National Historic Landmark, Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21.

What:              American Military Timeline

When:              Saturday, May 20; 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Sunday, May 21; 9:00...

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News Releases 2017
Posted on: June 13, 2017

Celebrate Spring at Missouri Town 1855 with Children’s Day & Sheep Shearing

The Annual CHILDREN’S DAY and SHEEP SHEARING events at Missouri Town 1855 have merged this year to offer one spectacular day of fun, games and activities guaranteed to bring smiles to kids of all ages, Saturday, May 6, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm.

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April 28, 2017

Celebrate Spring at Missouri Town 1855 with Children’s Day & Sheep Shearing

CONTACT: Jonathan Klusmeyer 816-229-8980

EVENT: Children’s Day and Sheep Shearing

LOCATION: Missouri Town 1855

8010 East Par...

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News Releases 2017
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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News Releases 2017
Posted on: March 24, 2017

Jackson County Responds to March 23 Inmate Incident

County Executive Frank White, Jr., has ordered the removal of all Jackson County inmates from the Johnson County (MO) jail pending an immediate and full investigation into the incidents of March 23, 2017. The County Executive has called for all involved t...

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News Releases 2017
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 3, 2017

Rock Island Rail Corridor Authority & KCATA Public Open House Meetings

Meetings planned for Kansas City, Lee’s Summit and Raytown

KANSAS CITY, MO (March 3, 2017) – The Rock Island Rail Corridor Authority (RIRCA) of Jackson County, Missouri and the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) have announced a series of public open house meetings to share design and dev...

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News Releases 2017
Posted on: February 27, 2017

Jackson County Announces New Director of Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Teesha Miller named to lead county program

KANSAS CITY, MO (Feb. 27, 2017) – Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr., announced that Teesha Miller has been hired to serve as director of the county’s new Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP), effective today.

“W...

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News Releases 2017
Posted on: February 21, 2017

Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. to Present Proclamation to Leon Stapleton on Feb. 22

Leon’s Thriftway Owner to Be Recognized for Community Service

 

KANSAS CITY, MO (Feb. 21, 2017) – Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr., will present a proclamation to Leon Stapleton, owner of Leon’s Thriftway grocery store, for decades of continuous service to the community at 9:00 a...

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News Releases 2017
Posted on: February 15, 2017

Jackson County Drug Task Force Completes Successful Drug Trafficking Investigation

Ten KC-Area Residents Indicted for Meth Conspiracy

KANSAS CITY, MO (Feb. 15, 2017) – The Jackson County Drug Task Force, in cooperation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, has announced the completion of a successful investigation of a large-scale methamphetamine distribution network opera...

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News Releases 2017
Posted on: February 13, 2017

Jackson County Offices Closed Feb. 20 For Presidents Day

County offices and courthouses will be closed in observance of the holiday.

KANSAS CITY, MO – Jackson County announced today that all county offices and courthouses will be closed on Monday, Feb. 20 in observance of Presidents Day.

Locations that will be closed include the downtown Jackson County Courthouse at 415 E. 12t...

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Posted on: January 30, 2017

Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. to Serve the Hungry at KC Community Kitchen Jan. 31

Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr., and members of his staff will volunteer Tuesday, Jan. 31 to serve lunch to the hungry at the Kansas City Community Kitchen.

KANSAS CITY, MO (Jan. 30, 2017) – Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr., and members of his staff will volunteer Tuesday, Jan. 31 to serve lunch to the hungry at the Kansas City Community Kitchen.

The volunteer effort is a result of a friendl...

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Posted on: January 30, 2017

Jason Klumb & Gerald Winship Appointed to Board of Equalization

Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. appoints Jason Klumb of Kansas City, Mo., and Gerald (Gerry) Winship of Lee’s Summit, Mo., to serve on the Jackson County Board of Equalization.

KANSAS CITY, MO (Jan. 30, 2017) — Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. has appointed Jason Klumb of Kansas City, Mo., and Gerald (Gerry) Winship of Lee’s Summit, Mo., to serve on the Jackson County Board of Equalization, effective...

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Posted on: January 22, 2017

Frank White, Jr. Statement About Yordano Ventura

Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. extends sympathy to the family, friends and fans of Yordano Ventura.

On behalf of my wife Teresa and myself, I extend my sincerest sympathy to the friends and family of Yordano Ventura.

One of my fondest memories of attending the White House celebration of the Royal's World Series Championship was Teresa and I havi...

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Posted on: January 12, 2017

Food Banks To Benefit From Chiefs Wager

Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr., and his counterpart from Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, make freely wager on Chiefs-Steelers' AFC playoff game to benefit local food banks.

White, Fitzgerald Make Friendly Wager on AFC Divisional Round GameJackson County, Allegheny County Food Banks to Benefit

KANSAS CITY, MO (Jan. 12, 2017) – Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald ha...

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Posted on: January 9, 2017

Jackson County Executive to Deliver 'Giving Tree' Donations to JobOne on Jan. 13

Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr., will deliver hundreds of gifts donated by County associates to JobOne in Grandview, MO on Friday, Jan. 13 starting at 9:30 a.m.

KANSAS CITY, MO (Jan. 4, 2017) – Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr., will deliver hundreds of gifts donated by County associates to JobOne in Grandview, MO on Friday, Jan. 13. White will join Grandview Mayor Leonard D. Jones, Jr., and Job...

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News Releases 2017
Posted on: January 6, 2017

County offices to be closed Jan. 16 in Observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Jackson County offices, including the courthouses in Kansas City and Independence, will be closed Monday, Jan. 16, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

KANSAS CITY, MO (Jan. 6, 2017) – Jackson County announced today that all county offices and courthouses will be closed on Monday, Jan. 16 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Locations that will be closed include the downtown Jackson Cou...

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