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4/22/2021City of Independence Fire Department, Emergency Preparedness Division recognized for partnership with Medical Reserve Corps of Greater Kansas City

The Outstanding MRC Sponsoring Organization Award honors MRC Sponsoring Organizations that have served as an exemplary host agency to their MRC and have successfully supported and helped integrate the MRC into their local community's public health, preparedness, and response infrastructure.

4/15/2021City of Independence Parks, Recreation, Tourism Director Eric Urfer announces retirement

Urfer has served as Director of PRT for more than 16 years and has worked in the industry for more than 32 years.

4/12/2021City 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.

4/7/2021“Haunted Independence” campaign wins international tourism industry recognition

You can watch the award winning video here: https://youtu.be/oBFDmxXi0hE.

3/16/2021United WE’s Appointments Project® Announces Expanded Programming to Independence, Missouri

Appointments Project® Expands to Four New Cities Across Kansas City Metro to Increase Women’s Participation on Boards and Commissions

3/12/2021Mayor Weir marks one-year anniversary of COVID-19 Emergency Declaration with virtual State of the City

Watch the speech or read it in full.

3/5/2021City of Independence Fire Department issues burn ban for Sunday, March 7

A city-wide burn-ban has been placed in effect beginning this Sunday morning, 8:00 a.m., March 7, until at least Monday morning, March 8, at 8:00 a.m.

3/1/2021City of Independence Municipal Court changing hours, days of operation

City of Independence Municipal Court changing hours, days of operation

2/19/2021City 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.

2/16/2021City of Independence Utilities continues efforts to support Southwest Power Pool energy management

he City of Independence Utilities, as a part of the Southwest Power Pool (SPP), continues to participate in mandatory rolling power outages as requested by Pool administrators.

2/15/2021City of Independence Utilities joins regional request for energy conservation efforts

The City of Independence Utilities joins regional peers in the Southwest Power Pool requesting its customers take steps to decrease energy usage as the region faces a potential energy shortage caused by high usage due to the extreme cold over the last week.

2/10/2021Independence announces utility bill credit for electric customers

Beginning on Feb. 11, customers will begin to see a credit of $193.82 on their account.

2/5/2021Independence activates warming center ahead of weekend cold front

The City of Independence has activated the Roger T. Sermon Community Center as a warming Center beginning on Saturday, Feb. 6, through Wednesday, Feb. 10.

2/1/2021City dedicates suite at Cable Dahmer Arena to former Mayor Don Reimal

Independence announced the dedication of the Don B. Reimal Community Suite at the Cable Dahmer Arena on Friday, Jan. 29, during a home Kansas City Mavericks game

1/21/2021City takes steps to encourage further local focus on contracts, purchases

The Independence City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday, Jan. 19, to update the City’s procurement policy.

1/19/2021City works to address code concerns in targeted effort

The City of Independence recently completed the first segment of a corridor code enforcement effort along Wilson Road in Independence.

1/15/2021Annual Martin Luther King, Jr., event goes virtual

The City of Independence Martin Luther King, Jr., Coalition invites you to join them on Monday, Jan. 18, for a virtual celebration honoring the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

1/13/2021City of Independence announces extension of utility shut off moratorium

The City of Independence today announced the moratorium on utility shut offs has been extended to Feb. 28, 2021.

12/23/2020City of Independence announces utilities payment portal is live again

The City has been working continuously to restore this site and other services since taking them offline as a precautionary measure while the City worked to address the recent cyber event.

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