City of Independence, Missouri

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4/27/2016Palmer Center Activities and Events for May, 2016

The Palmer Center at 218A N. Pleasant St. in Independence, MO is operated by the City of Independence and is dedicated to the mission of improving the overall health of adults 50+.

4/21/2016Jordan Ellena Named Independence City Management Analyst

The Independence City Council named Jordan Ellena as the Management Analyst for the City of Independence effective April 25, 2016.

4/21/2016Independence Engineer Receives George Warren Fuller Award

Matt McLaughlin, water distribution/engineering manager with the Independence Water Department has received the 2016 George Warren Fuller Award from the American Water Works Association.

4/13/2016Independence Recognized for Continued Commitment to Arboriculture

For the 17th consecutive year, the City of Independence Power & Light has been recognized for its commitment to utility arboriculture when it was named to the 2016 Tree Line USA.

4/12/2016History and Heritage Chalk Walk at Historic Independence Square

The City of Independence will host a chalk art walk on Friday, June 10 on the Historic Independence Square.

4/7/2016Independence Fire Department Issues Burn Ban

The City of Independence Fire Department has issued a burn-ban for Thursday, April 7, 2016, through Sunday, April 10, 2016, for all outside or open fire (except for residential barbecuing).

4/4/2016Free Screening of Early Childhood Documentary

The free screening event will be held at the Barbara J. Potts Public Health Center, Independence Health Department, 515 S. Liberty St., Independence, on Wednesday, April 6.

4/1/20162016 Harry S Truman Public Service Award Recipients Announced

The Independence Harry S Truman Commission has chosen Alvin Brooks as the 2016 Harry S Truman Public Service Award recipient.

3/25/2016Independence Community Rummage Sale at Truman Memorial Building

The Independence Community Rummage Sale will be from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 23 at the Truman Memorial Building.

3/24/2016Palmer Center Activities and Events for April, 2016

The Palmer Center at 218A N. Pleasant St. in Independence is dedicated to the mission of improving the overall health of adults 50+.

3/23/2016City of Independence Facebook Sweepstakes Contest 2016

The Independence Health Department invites you to "like" our Facebook page and enter a sweepstakes for two tickets to the Royals home opener.

3/23/2016Applications for 2016 Fireworks Vendors Due Between April 11 and 15, 2016

Applications from not-for-profit groups for the sale of consumer grade, or Division 1.4G, fireworks will be accepted at the City of Independence Finance Department between 8 a.m. Monday, April 11 and 5 p.m. Friday, April 15, 2016.

3/23/2016City of Independence Signs Open Data Policy

The City of Independence joins cities around the country with an Open Data Policy to be in effect immediately.

3/21/2016Independence Fire Department Issues Burn Ban

The City of Independence Fire Department has issued a burn-ban effective Monday, March 21, through Thursday morning, March 24, 2016, for all outside or open fire (except for residential barbecuing).

3/14/2016City of Independence Free Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Get ready for the City’s 19th annual household hazardous waste (HHW) collection, scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 2.

3/11/2016City of Independence Gardening Classes 2016

The Independence Health Department and Independence Community Garden Association are sponsoring a series of free classes beginning Monday, March 14.

3/9/2016City Of Independence Accepting Nominations for Historic Preservation Awards

The Hickman Preservation Awards recognize the efforts of individual, organizations, and projects that display an exemplary commitment to historic preservation in Independence.

3/3/2016Independence Fire Department Extends Burn Ban

The City of Independence Fire Department has extended a burn-ban for Thursday, March 3, 2016, through Wednesday, March 9, 2016, for all outside or open fire (except for residential barbecuing).

3/1/2016City of Independence Raises Tobacco Sale Age to 21

Effective today, the City of Independence will join Hawaii and over 100 cities and counties in eight states, including Wyandotte County, Kansas, and Kansas City, Missouri, in raising the tobacco sale age to 21.

3/1/2016Independence Water Department Takes Bronze

The City of Independence Water took home the bronze at the 26th annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting contest held February 25– 28 in Berkeley Springs, WV.

2/29/2016Independence Fire Department Issues Burn Ban

The City of Independence Fire Department has issued a burn-ban through Wednesday, March 2, 2016, for all outside or open fire (except for residential barbecuing).

2/26/2016Palmer Center Activities and Events for March, 2016

The Palmer Center at 218A N. Pleasant St. in Independence, MO is operated by the City of Independence and is dedicated to the mission of improving the overall health of adults 50+.

2/24/20165th Annual Independence Park Trot Scheduled for April 30, 2016

Sign up today for the 5th Annual Independence Park Trot, part of the Building a Healthier Independence Initiative.

2/16/2016Mayor Weir to Present State of the City Address

Eileen Weir, mayor of the City of Independence will present the 2015 State of the City Address at the Independence Chamber of Commerce membership luncheon on Wednesday, February 17, 2016.

1/22/20165th Annual Independence Park Trot Scheduled for April 30, 2016

Sign up today for the 5th Annual Independence Park Trot a free, family-friendly 5K set for Saturday, April 30.

1/12/2016City of Independence Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

The City of Independence will celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at 7 p.m. on Monday, January 18, at the Truman Memorial Building, 416 W. Maple, Independence, MO.

1/5/2016The Palmer Center Activities for January 2016

The Palmer Center at 218A N. Pleasant St. in Independence, MO is operated by the City of Independence and is dedicated to the mission of improving the overall health of adults 50+.