City of Independence, Missouri

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12/6/2016City of Independence Announces Strategic Plan to Clean Up Major Corridors

The City of Independence announces new strategy to address various City Code violations on properties in high visibility corridors.

11/28/2016City of Independence Releases Results of Citizen Survey

The citizen survey was conducted by ETC Institute to measure the satisfaction of Independence residents with various city services.

11/10/2016City of Independence Wins Digital Cities Award

For the fourteenth year, the City of Independence has been ranked in the top 10 of the most technology-advanced cities in America.

10/24/2016Palmer Center Activities and Events for November, 2016

The Palmer Center at 218A N. Pleasant St. in Independence, MO is dedicated to the mission of improving the overall health of adults 60+.

10/21/2016City of Independence to Hold Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for KaBOOM! Play Everywhere Project on October 27, 2016

A ribbon-cutting ceremony for new play spaces at the David Stanley Community Center, 16995 E. Dover Lane, Independence, MO will be held at 4 p.m. on October 27.

10/17/2016Independence Announces Hiring of Mark Randall as Assistant City Manager

Mark Randall, City Administrator for the City of Pleasant Hill, Mo. has been named an Assistant City Manager for the City of Independence by City Manager Zachary Walker.

10/11/2016City Manager Announces Retirement of Deputy City Manager Kaufman.

Independence City Manager Zachary Walker has announced the retirement of Deputy City Manager Larry C. Kaufman following nearly 44 years in city management.

10/3/2016Comets Soccer Ticket Contest Will Return for the 2016-17 Season.

For the 2016-17 season of Kansas City Comets indoor soccer, Independence residents can again register to win two tickets to a home game.

10/3/2016Mavericks Hockey Ticket Contest Will Return for the 2016-17 Season

For the 2016-17 season of Missouri Mavericks hockey, Independence residents can again register to win two tickets to a home game.

10/3/2016Palmer Center Activities and Events for October, 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 60+.

10/3/2016City of Independence Hires Lauren Palmer as Assistant City Manager

Independence City Manager Zachary Walker has announced the hiring of Lauren Palmer as an Assistant City Manager.

9/15/2016Independence Health Department Recognized as HealthyCommunity50 Member

Independence has been selected as one of 50 members of the HealthyCommunity50 in the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge to receive a $10,000 community seed award.

9/12/2016Little Princess Ball To Be Held October 15

This year’s Princess Ball will be from 6 – 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 15 at the Truman Memorial Building.

8/24/2016Independence City Manager to Retire, Zach Walker Named Successor

City Manager John Pinch announced his retirement as Independence City Manager effective September 30, 2016.

8/24/2016Palmer Center Activities and Events for September, 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 60+.

8/19/2016City of Independence to Participate in Statewide Disaster Drill on August 24

Volunteers are still needed to participate in a state-wide disaster drill on Wednesday, August 24, 2016.

8/17/2016Beauty Rest Motel to be Demolished

The City of Independence will hold a ceremony marking the demolition of the Beauty Rest Motel at 1631 Salisbury Road at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 20, 2016.