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9/15/2020City of Independence receives $1 million boost for tourism

The City of Independence will be reimbursed for more than $1 million of Tourism promotions as part of the Missouri Division of Tourism “Show Me Strong” Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) Recovery Plan.

9/3/2020Utility Assistance Program launches in Independence

The City of Independence is utilizing CARES Act funds to assist families that have been negatively impacted by COVID-19 through a collaboration with the Community Services League to help them pay off delinquent utility bills.

8/20/2020Mayor Weir orders flags lowered in honor of former Mayor Don B. Reimal

The City of Independence will lower flags at City buildings to honor former Mayor Don B. Reimal from sunrise on Friday, August 21, through sunset on Sunday, August 23.

8/14/2020City of Independence park playgrounds to reopen, public urged to use caution

The City of Independence will allow park playgrounds to reopen on Monday, August 17

8/12/2020City of Independence honors passing of former Mayor Don B. Reimal

The City of Independence today received the sad news that the City’s 49th Mayor Don B. Reimal passed away.

7/16/2020City of Independence Cooling Center will be open Friday, July 17, through Sunday, July 19

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for our area from noon, on Friday, July 17 through 9 p.m. on Sunday, July 19.

6/30/2020City of Independence Cooling Center will be open Wednesday, July 1

The Roger T. Sermon Community Center, 201 N. Dodgion St., will be available as a cooling center from 9 AM-9 PM.

6/26/2020City of Independence announces firefighter has tested positive for COVID-19

The City has notified impacted employees within the department and additional sanitization has taken place in the shared spaces of the impacted station

6/25/2020City of Independence announces new Power and Light Department General Manager

The City of Independence today announced James Nail has been named General Manager of the Independence Power and Light Department.

6/22/2020City of Independence announces continuation of Phase 1 for City facilities, services

Phase 1 has been modified with a few updates for Parks | Recreation | Tourism Department facilities.

6/15/2020City of Independence announces second large COVID-19 outbreak in less than a week, encourages public to take precautions

As of Monday, June 15, 39 cases of COVID-19 had been identified at the Independence Manor, located at 1600 S. Kings Highway.

6/11/2020The Groves announces COVID-19 outbreak, precautions taken to protect residents, staff

The Groves, a long-term care residential facility located at 1415 West White Oak in Independence, Mo., announced today there are 34 positive cases of COVID-19 at the location.

6/9/2020Mayor Weir signs Obama Foundation Mayor Pledge, continues community conversation

Mayor Eileen Weir joined members of the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force for a special meeting yesterday, Monday, June 8, at which she continued a conversation regarding the actions our community can take to address ongoing concerns related to racial equality and the use of force by police.

6/8/2020City of Independence will resume utility shut offs, late fees July 15

City of Independence Utility Customers are encouraged to make payment arrangements before July 15 if possible.

6/3/2020City continues dialogue and highlights ongoing efforts to work with African American community

Mayor Weir has called her Diversity and Inclusion Task Force for a special meeting Monday, June 8, at 2:30 p.m. to focus on the important discussion of race and law enforcement.

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