City of Independence, Missouri

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2/24/2017Community Rummage Sale Planned for April 1

The rummage sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 1 at the Truman Memorial Building, 416 W. Maple

2/15/2017Independence Fire Department Issues Burn Ban

The City of Independence Fire Department has issued a burn-ban for Wednesday, February 15, through Sunday, February 19, 2017 for all outside or open fire (except for residential barbecuing).

2/10/2017City Finds Success with Corridor Code Enforcement Initiative

In December, the City of Independence initiated proactive code enforcement on major corridors.

1/24/2017Palmer Center Activities and Events for February 2017

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

1/23/20176th Annual Independence Park Trot Scheduled for May 6, 2017

This is a free, family-friendly 5K scheduled for Saturday, May 6, 2017.

1/19/2017City of Independence Hires Tourism Manager

The City of Independence has announced the hiring of Kristi Eckfeld as Tourism Manager.

1/17/2017City of Independence Winter Storm Preparations

City of Independence Announces Plans for Possible Ice Storm Response

1/5/2017Palmer Senior Center Closed for Thursday, January 5, 2017

Due to inclement weather, the Palmer Senior Center located at 218 N. Pleasant Street will be closed today, Thursday, January 5, 2017.

12/22/2016Palmer Center Activities and Events for January, 2017

Seniors 60+ can visit The Palmer Center for these classes and programs offered in January.

12/6/2016City of Independence Announces New Strategy 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.