KC Metro Health Departments Issue Public Health Advisory. In consultation with area hospitals’ Chief Medical Officers, the region’s public health departments are issuing a Public Health Advisory in response to rapidly increasing COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations across the Kansas City metro related to the emergence of the delta variant. At...
City of Independence Provides Notice to Individuals Potentially Impacted by Cyber Incident. The City of Independence is notifying individuals that it was the victim of a sophisticated cyberattack. Upon learning of the event on December 4, 2020, the City of Independence immediately launched an investigation to confirm the full nature and scope of the incident and restore functionality to impacted systems. Through this investigation, it was determined that certain employee email accounts may have been accessed without authorization between September 7, 2020, and December 1, 2020.
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The City of Independence has issued a Public Health Advisory. We are seeing an increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations across the KC Metro and State of Missouri related to the growth of the Delta Variant. At this time the population most at risk are those that are not yet...
Mayor Weir forms special committee focused on Health Department operations. City of Independence Mayor Eileen Weir announced the formation of the Special Committee on Health Department Operations. This committee consists of Mayor Weir, At-large Councilmember Karen Deluccie, 4th District Councilmember Daniel Hobart; Board of Health members Dr. Ralph Ruckman, Terry Morris, and Jason White; and Health Director Christina Heinen, Assistant Health Director Diane Egger and Legislative Affairs Officer John Mayfield.
City of Independence updates assault ordinance to protect LGBTQ+ citizens. The Independence City Council voted on Monday night to update City Ordinances related to assault charges that will protect victims targeted for their sexual orientation or gender identity. “It is important to regularly review our codes and ordinances,” Mayor Eileen...
City of Independence of Independence announces changes at Adventure Oasis. The City of Independence announced today it is changing operations at the Adventure Oasis Water Park. The Park will close on Friday, June 18. The Park will reopen on Saturday, June 19, with the implementation of new operating practices and residency requirements. The City is taking this action as a result of staffing and capacity challenges experienced since opening earlier this month.
Adventure Oasis Water Park opening delayed to June 2. Due to cool air and water temperatures, the Adventure Oasis Water Park has delayed opening day to June 2. Please find details on hours, pass information and event prices at indep.us/adventureoasis.
City of Independence negotiates lower credit card convenience fee. City of Independence will implement a lower credit card and e-check convenience fee on June 1, going from $4.95 to $3.95. The Independence City Council had previously voted to restore the convenience fee on June 1 at the May 3 Council meeting.
City of Independence announces lifting of mask mandate, social distancing capacity restrictions. City of Independence Mayor Eileen Weir, in consultation with Acting Health Director Christina Heinen, today announced that effective immediately masks are not required indoors or outdoors and all social distancing capacity restrictions have been lifted. However, those who have not been vaccinated are strongly encouraged to wear a mask in all public settings.
Independence Animal Services Working with Kansas City Nonprofit to Vaccinate More Pets. On Thursday, May 20, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Pet Resource Center of Kansas City (PRCKC) will be joining Independence Animal Services staff to hold a vaccination clinic at the Regional Animal Shelter, which is located at 21001 MO-78 in Independence.
Senator Roy Blunt named 2021 Harry S Truman Public Service Award Recipient. The Independence Harry S. Truman Award Commission has chosen Sen. Roy Blunt as the 2021 Harry S. Truman Public Service Award recipient. This year’s award will be presented in person. Ceremony details have not yet been finalized and will be shared when available. The award, established in 1974 by the City of Independence, is presented annually to an outstanding American citizen who best typifies and possesses the qualities of dedication, industry, ability, honesty and integrity that distinguished President Harry S. Truman.
Get your COVID-19 Vaccine at Worlds of Fun drive-thru clinic on Friday, May 7. The City of Independence is once again partnering with the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to provide a drive-thru vaccine clinic on Friday, May 7, in the Worlds of Fun parking lot from 9 AM-7 PM. Those interested in participating can come without an appointment between 11 AM and 6 PM; or register through the Missouri Vaccine Navigator at https://covidvaccine.mo.gov/find/#navigator or call (877) 435-8411. This is free and open to anyone 16 or older.
City of Independence Fire Department, Emergency Preparedness Division recognized for partnership with Medical Reserve Corps of Greater Kansas City
City of Independence Fire Department, Emergency Preparedness Division recognized for partnership with Medical Reserve Corps of Greater Kansas City. This week the City of Independence Fire Department’s Emergency Preparedness Division received national recognition for its partnership with the Medical Reserve Corps of Greater Kansas City (MRCKC). The Medical Reserve Corps selected this partnership for the Outstanding MRC Sponsoring Organization Award.
Urfer has served as Director of PRT for more than 16 years and has worked in the industry for more than 32 years. City of Independence Mayor Eileen Weir, in consultation with Acting Health Director Christina Heinen, today issued updated health orders which will go into effect at 12 a.m. on April 23, 2021.
City of Independence announces health guideline updates for residents, businesses. City of Independence Mayor Eileen Weir, in consultation with Acting Health Director Christina Heinen, today issued updated health orders which will go into effect at 12 a.m. on April 23, 2021. “We are not out of the woods yet, but...
“Haunted Independence” campaign wins international tourism industry recognition. A recent marketing campaign for the City of Independence Tourism Division has earned a coveted industry award in recognition of a recent paranormal tourism marketing campaign. The “Haunted Independence” marketing campaign earned gold in the Digital Marketing – Integrated Market Campaign for...
United WE’s Appointments Project® Announces Expanded Programming to Independence, Missouri. The Office of Mayor Eileen Weir and United WE today announce their collaborative partnership to increase the number of women on local boards and commissions through the Appointments Project®. Independence is the fourth community in the Kansas City metropolitan area to experience the expansion of the award-winning Appointments Project program.
Mayor Weir marks one-year anniversary of COVID-19 Emergency Declaration with virtual State of the City
Mayor Weir marks one-year anniversary of COVID-19 Emergency Declaration with virtual State of the City. City of Independence Mayor Eileen Weir marked the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic State of Emergency today by releasing a virtual State of the City with the theme “Every Story Matters.” You can read the full speech here and watch the speech on the City’s Facebook Page, facebook.com/CityofIndependence, and YouTube Channel, indep.us/youtube, at 1 p.m. today, March 12.
City of Independence Municipal Court changing hours, days of operation. The City of Independence Municipal Court will shift hours and days of operation beginning on Monday, March 8. The Court will be open to the public and transition all dockets to occur between Mondays and Thursdays from 8 AM to 5 PM. The Court and payment office will be closed on Fridays. City Hall will remain open from 9 AM to 5 PM on Fridays for other City services.
City of Independence updates health guidelines for residents, businesses. City of Independence Mayor Eileen Weir, in consultation with Acting Health Director Christina Heinen, today issued updated health orders which will go into effect tonight at 12 a.m. on Feb. 20, 2021. “Thanks to the consistent actions of our businesses and...