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2019

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

National Public Works Week

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2019

The Jackson County Public Works Department is responsible for all county roads, highways, streets, sewers, bridges and dams in the unincorporated part of the County. In 2018 the department completed nearly 90 miles of road improveme...

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Posted on: May 21, 2019

Associate of the Month: March 2019

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TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2019

Jeff Duncan has distinguished himself with the Parks + Rec Department with his exemplary leadership of his crew.

His hands-on leadership was showcased while clearing snow and ice from sidewalks and steps at the county’s Kansa...

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Posted on: May 9, 2019

Public Employee Recognition Day

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THURSDAY, MAY 9, 2019

Jackson County joined the Federal Executive Board and the city of Kansas City to recognize public servants during the 26th Annual Public Employees Recognition Day Awards Ceremony.

The county honored 25 associates with 12 awards during ...

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Posted on: May 1, 2019

Parks + Rec Honors Its Volunteers

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2019

For more than three decades David Bennett has helped the history of Fort Osage come to life. As a volunteer he has helped to organize special events, create exhibits and served as an interpreter.

It was Bennett who founded the Fort&am...

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Posted on: April 29, 2019

Kristen Geary receives Environmental Health Awards

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MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2019

Public Health Specialist Kristen Geary was recently doubly honored by the Missouri Environmental Health Association.

Geary was presented with both the Environmental Public Health Specialist of the Year and the President’s Aw...

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Posted on: April 25, 2019

Celebrating Jackson County's Administrative Professionals-Executive Office

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Chriss Howard has seen a lot of change during her 20 years as an administrative professional for Jackson County. Including three county executives.

She was first hired as a temp in July of 1999 and then again in November of that year. She was hired full ti...

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Posted on: April 22, 2019

George Toma Day April 19, 2019

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Jackson County Executive Frank White Jr. declares April 19, 2019 as "George Toma Day" in Jackson County to honor the legendary retired greens keeper of the Truman Sports Complex.

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Posted on: April 22, 2019

Sheriff's Office Easter Egg Hunt

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MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2019

Jackson County Sheriff Darryl Forté and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office hosted an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 20th. Families filled Kansas City Park’s Grove Park to enjoy the event which feat...

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Posted on: April 15, 2019

Celebrating Jackson County's Administrative Professionals-HR

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MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2019

Helping people is the most enjoyable part of the job for the two administrative professionals in the Human Resources Department.

Office Administrator Maria Leathers said, “As a young girl my mom taught me the importance of h...

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Posted on: April 11, 2019

Associate of the Month: February 2019

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THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2019

Thanks to the initiative of Eric Rabe, the Assessment Department was able to quickly get up and running during the recent closure of the courthouse in Kansas City.

Eric worked with the IT Department to ensure the department was able...

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Posted on: April 11, 2019

Jackson County 2018 Annual Report "Moving Forward" is here

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Read about the progress made by Jackson County government in 2018, from upgrades at the jail to new attractions at the parks, and the steps taken to better serve the community.

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Posted on: April 8, 2019

Celebrating Jackson County's Administrative Professionals

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MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2019

To keep a department as large as Parks + Rec moving smoothly it takes four very experienced administrative professionals.

Susan Kinnaman, office and volunteer coordinator, said that things are always busy around the parks. “O...

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Posted on: March 21, 2019

Associate of the Month: January 2019

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THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 2019

Irina Smirnova consistently exceeds expectations. As a Support Service Technician in the Corrections Department she is responsible for custodial work.

Support Services Supervisor Craig Mosher said, “She responds to bio-haz...

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Posted on: March 18, 2019

128th Corrections Academy Graduation Largest Ever

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Jackson County celebrated the graduation of the 128th Corrections Academy Friday March 15 at the downtown Jackson County Courthouse. The group of 24 marked the largest graduating class the Corrections Academy has ever had.

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Posted on: March 6, 2019

County Youth Government Day

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A group of more than sixty Junior ROTC students from around Jackson County got a lesson in county government Tuesday morning at the Jackson County Courthouse.

The County Youth Government Day Program was presented by the American Legion to give high school ...

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Posted on: February 27, 2019

2018 Associate of the Year

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2019

Scott Hatcher was named 2018 Associate of the Year Wednesday during the annual Associate of the Month luncheon. Scott was the November Associate of the Month for his quick thinking in helping to save the life of an injured hunt...

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Posted on: February 8, 2019

Downtown Courthouse closed until February 19

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Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. and 16th Circuit Court Presiding Judge David M. Byrn announced the downtown courthouse will be closed until February 19.

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Posted on: February 4, 2019

Downtown Courthouse Closure

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Jackson County Courthouse in downtown Kansas City, 415 E. 12th Street, will be closed for the remainder of this week due to a water line break inside the facility.  

“We are disappointed about this setback, but when you’re d...

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Posted on: January 29, 2019

Celebrating JCDC's International Community

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Jackson County Corrections Officer Duncan Muiruri says his journey to becoming a permanent U.S. resident was “miraculous.” He won the lottery.

Muiruri grew up in Nairobi Kenya and was working in the banking industry when he found out ab...

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Posted on: January 17, 2019

Associate of the Month: December 2018

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The Rock Island Rail Corridor Trail is set to open late spring, in large part, to the hard work of Project Coordinator Matt Davis.

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Posted on: January 7, 2019

Theresa Galvin Selected as Legislative Chair

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Legislator Theresa Galvin is starting out her second term serving Jackson County’s 6th District as the Legislative Chair.

Galvin is the first republican woman to serve as chair of the Jackson County Legislature, “Which is kind of cool,&...

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