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4/22/2019Independence, Missouri joins effort to make a 10-minute walk to a park for every resident a national reality

City of Independence Mayor Eileen Weir has joined a movement of more than 230 mayors from across the U.S., working to expand local park access nationwide as part of the 10-Minute Walk to a Park Campaign.

4/16/2019Senator John McCain named 2019 Harry S Truman Public Service Award Recipient

The Independence Harry S. Truman Award Commission has chosen Sen. John McCain as the 2019 Harry S. Truman Public Service Award recipient.

4/9/2019Arbor Day Foundation Names Independence Tree City USA

The City of Independence was named a 2018 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management.

4/3/2019Mayor Weir encourages citizens to participate in SevenDays Make a Ripple, Change the World annual campaign

On April 1, Mayor Eileen Weir proclaimed April 9 through the 15, 2019 “SevenDays Week” as part of the annual SevenDays Make a Ripple, Change the World campaign.

4/2/2019Council votes to approve AMI “Smart” Meters at April 1 Council Meeting

The City Council of Independence voted last night to move forward with the Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) project in a 4-3 vote

3/27/2019Independence will be doing business license sweep beginning April 1

The City of Independence Community Development Department Regulated Industries Division will begin a sweep of businesses operating without a license on April 1.

3/26/2019City’s Free Household Hazardous Waste Collection on Saturday, April 6

Now is the time to get ready for the City’s 22nd annual household hazardous waste (HHW) collection.

3/20/2019Palmer Center Activities and Events for April 2019
3/15/2019IPL receives national recognition for electrical reliability

The City of Independence Power and Light department (IPL) has received national recognition for achieving exceptional electric reliability in 2018.

3/1/2019Senator Blunt, Congressman Cleaver secure bipartisan support of Harry S. Truman Historic Site Visitor Center

Senate Bill 47 reauthorizing the Natural Resources Management Act was passed by the United State Congress on Wednesday, Feb. 27.

2/25/2019City of Independence awarded third best municipal water in the world

The City of Independence has once again been named home of some of the best tasting water in the world.

2/25/2019City of Independence awarded third best municipal water in the world

The City of Independence has once again been named home of some of the best tasting water in the world.

1/28/2019Protect your family from dangerously cold temperatures

The National Weather Service is predicting dangerously cold temperatures over the next few days, with wind chills overnight anticipated in the negative teens.

1/23/2019City of Independence opens Drop-Off Depot for storm debris

The City of Independence today announced it will open the Drop-Off Depot for storm debris following the recent winter storms.

1/23/2019Independence recognized as a Community for All Ages

The city of Independence is pleased to announce that it has been recognized for its work to create a Community for All Ages. Independence received a Gold level recognition, which acknowledges the work the city has done to become more age friendly.

1/16/2019Stage Set for 32nd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration

The Community of Concerned Citizens, in partnership with the City of Independence, will present its 32nd annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 21 at the Truman Memorial Building, 416 W. Maple Ave.

1/4/2019Community Emergency Response Team Training begins in February

The City of Independence Fire Department’s Emergency Preparedness Division will once again host classes for FEMA’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training.

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