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Overland Park, Kansas

Mayor’s Message – June 2022

Hear directly from Mayor Curt Skoog about what’s happening in our community, through a new video feature available on opkansas.org and City social media. The Overland Park Farmers’ Market 40th anniversary season,. Juneteenth events in Overland Park,. Online interest forms for resident boards, committees and commissions,. How you...
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Overland Park announces new city manager

Mayor Curt Skoog and the Overland Park City Council are pleased to announce the hire of a new city manager, Lori Curtis Luther. Luther will return to Overland Park, where she served as the assistant city manager from 2001 to 2005. She currently serves as the city manager for the City of Beloit, Wisconsin.
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Proposed 2023 budget: Public safety recruitment, infrastructure, trees and more

Interim Overland Park City Manager Kristy Stallings presented the proposed 2023 Budget to Mayor Curt Skoog and the Overland Park City Council. The City’s proposed 2023 Budget focuses on continuing to provide primary services, addressing inflationary pressures and continuing to address security in technology operations. The $374.3 million recommended...
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Recognizing Juneteenth in Overland Park

Juneteenth is a recognition and celebration of the end of slavery in the United States. A combination of the terms “June” and “nineteenth,” this holiday, which takes places annually on June 19, marks the date in which Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865, ensuring the freedom of all enslaved people in the state.
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Share your thoughts on short term rentals

The City of Overland Park is studying the effects of short-term rentals in the community. Short-term rentals, sometimes known as Airbnbs or VRBOs, are furnished living spaces or homes available for rent for short periods of time. In April, the City Council directed City staff to research and analyze options...
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New American Rescue Plan Act grants available to OP businesses

The City of Overland Park will soon open three new grant programs for the Overland Park business community. Community Capital Fund of Kansas City, Mo. will administer the grants. Community Capital Fund helped design the grant programs, using information gathered during a community engagement process, to ensure the grants are tailored to current business needs related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
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Summer 2022 Overview arrives in mailboxes soon

Overview is the City’s quarterly newsletter for residents. It includes news, things to see and do in Overland Park, valuable information for neighborhoods and recreational and environmental news. The Overview Spring 2022 features articles about:. Updates to the City’s 2023 proposed budget. Information about a new pilot program...
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City welcomes new chief human resources officer

The City of Overland Park welcomes a new Human Resources Department leader, following a national search. Thomas Bledsoe comes to the City from MHMR of Tarrant County, a provider of quality mental health and intellectual and developmental disability services in Texas. Bledsoe served as MHMR of Tarrant County’s chief human resources officer.
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Explore the Parade of Hearts for prizes

Get out and explore Overland Park one heart at a time and you could win a prize!. Overland Park is hosting nine hearts from the Parade of Hearts public art experience. The sculptures are engraved with the initials KC and were painted by local artists. 155 hearts are displayed throughout the Kansas City metro.
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Parade of Hearts in Overland Park

The Parade of Hearts is a public art experience in which 154 heart sculptures, engraved with the initials KC, have been painted and displayed throughout the Kansas City Metro. Overland Park is hosting nine hearts, which can be found at the locations listed below, or by navigating the interactive map.
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Provide your thoughts on OP’s streets

Overland Park’s Infrastructure Advisory Group wants to hear from you about City streets. The group has released a series of videos and polls to inform their discussions. Videos include explanations of how the City analyzes street conditions and preserves streets, challenges for the City’s streets program, and industry best practices for maintaining streets.
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