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Thursday, 17, August, 2017
Missouri Mayors Digital Inclusion Summit First of its Kind in the Nation
Posted August 9, 2017

  Yesterday mayors from across the State of Missouri participated in a Digital Inclusion Summit at the Kansas City Public Library. The summit focused on the importance of digital inclusion and why it’s necessary for citizens to be digitally connected … Read More »

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Thursday, 17, August, 2017
Sixth Annual Sly’s Rock the Block Celebration Happening Saturday
Posted August 8, 2017

  The sixth annual Sly’s Rock the Block celebration is set for this Saturday, August 12 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Washington Square Park. The event will offer a variety of entertainment and family-friendly activities to mark another … Read More »

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Thursday, 17, August, 2017
Mayor James takes part in Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative
Posted July 19, 2017

  This week, Mayor Sly James took part in a three day “bootcamp?, kicking off his participation in the first ever, year-long, Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative. Mayor James was selected to join the inaugural group of 40 mayors from … Read More »

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Thursday, 17, August, 2017
Mayor James announces Google Fiber Community Connections Challenge
Posted July 17, 2017

  Today Mayor Sly James announced the Google Fiber Community Connections Challenge. The Challenge is open to all Kansas City, Missouri nonprofits that are looking to bridge the digital divide in our community. Through this competition, selected applicants will receive … Read More »

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Thursday, 17, August, 2017
City to Open Application Process for Violent Crime Programs Coordinator
Posted July 12, 2017

The City of Kansas City announced today that on July 16th, it will begin accepting applications for a newly created “Violent Crime Programs Coordinator? position. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with the hiring process expected to … Read More »

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Thursday, 17, August, 2017
Statement from Mayor James on the passing of James B. Nutter, Sr. and Neal Patterson
Posted July 10, 2017

It’s not hyperbole to say that, in recent days, we lost two visionary leaders whose careers and lives were each a force for good in Kansas City. James B. Nutter, Sr. and Neal Patterson were pillars of our community whose … Read More »

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Thursday, 17, August, 2017
Kansas City, MO Wins All-American City Awards for Efforts to Improve Early Literacy
Posted June 20, 2017

  Mayor Sly James and Turn the Page KC are happy to announce that Kansas City, MO, has earned national recognition as recipient of the All-American City Award for accomplishments in improving education outcomes for children age 0-8. Kansas City … Read More »

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Thursday, 17, August, 2017
“When Work Works” Award Recipients Honored
Posted June 14, 2017

Nine Employers Within Region Recognized for Family-Friendly Workplaces KANSAS CITY, MO — Nine employers from the Greater Kansas City and Springfield regions were honored on Tuesday as winners of the 2017 When Work Works award. When Work Works is a … Read More »

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Thursday, 17, August, 2017
Mayor Sly James Hosts Third Annual Energy Efficiency Awards Breakfast
Posted June 13, 2017

  Six local businesses and organizations recognized for exemplary energy efficiency Kansas City, MO – Today Mayor Sly James hosted the third annual Mayor’s Energy Efficiency Awards Breakfast to recognize the businesses and organizations that have made tremendous strides in … Read More »

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Thursday, 17, August, 2017
Kansas City Flood Control Projects Receive Federal Funding Needed for Completion
Posted June 12, 2017

$38.5 Million From U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Leveraged by General Obligation Bonds Approved for Flood Control in April Kansas City, MO – As part of its 2017 work plan, The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has allocated $17,030,000 and … Read More »

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Thursday, 17, August, 2017
Lauren Garrott Appointed to Kansas City Board of Zoning Adjustment
Posted June 8, 2017

  Over 40 women have been appointed to boards and commissions in Kansas and Missouri as a result of appointments project Kansas City, MO — Women’s Foundation is proud to announce the appointment of Lauren Garrott to the Kansas City … Read More »

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Thursday, 17, August, 2017
Bank of America supports immersive work experiences at local nonprofits through Hire KC Youth summer pilot
Posted May 30, 2017

  Kansas City Mayor Sly James is proud to announce that Bank of America has awarded a $55,000 grant to support a key aspect of the Hire KC Youth program – a summer pilot that includes immersive internships at local … Read More »

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Thursday, 17, August, 2017
Mayor’s Nights Program Set to Kickoff this Weekend
Posted May 25, 2017

  On Friday the Mayor’s Nights program, an annual summertime offering of activities for teens and adults, will begin. The program will run through early August. “Mayor’s Nights offers families a variety of fun and safe activities to participate in … Read More »

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Thursday, 17, August, 2017
Application Period Opens for Innovation Partnership Program
Posted April 24, 2017

Application Period Opens for Innovation Partnership Program Kansas City, MO – Mayor Sly James today announced the kickoff of the 2017 Innovation Partnership Program. The City will accept program applications for one month, beginning Monday, April 24 and ending Wednesday, … Read More »

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Thursday, 17, August, 2017
Two Kansas City Initiatives Named Semifinalists in Harvard 2017 Innovations in American Government Awards
Posted January 19, 2017

The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, recognized yesterday two Kansas City initiatives named Semifinalists in this year’s Innovations in American Government Awards competition. The Community Improvement District (CID) … Read More »

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Thursday, 17, August, 2017
Mayor Sly James’ statement on today’s Missouri Supreme Court ruling
Posted January 17, 2017

“I am aware of today’s ruling by the Missouri Supreme Court. Currently, we are reviewing the ruling and will consult the City Attorney in order to understand the decision further. Until we fully understand those details I am not able … Read More »

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Thursday, 17, August, 2017
Project REAP (Real Estate Associate Program) Opens Application Process in Kansas City
Posted December 14, 2016

Project REAP (Real Estate Associate Program), the industry-leading effort to link individuals of color to careers in real estate, has opened applications for its program taking place in Kansas City, Missouri beginning March 2017.  Kansas City will be REAP’s ninth … Read More »

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Thursday, 17, August, 2017
2014 Olympic Gold Medalists in Ice Dance to Light Mayor’s Christmas Tree on Friday at Crown Center
Posted November 22, 2016

(Kansas City, Missouri) — Kansas Citians will join together to light the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Friday evening. Prior to the lighting of the tree, 2014 Olympic Gold Medalists in Ice Dance, Meryl Davis and Charlie White, will perform a short … Read More »

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Thursday, 17, August, 2017
Mayor James announces incoming Communications Director
Posted November 22, 2016

Mayor Sly James announced today that James Roberts will be joining his office as Communications Director beginning November 28th. Roberts will join the Mayor’s office after nearly a decade in campaign strategy and communications, including work in non-profit, start-up, marketing … Read More »

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Thursday, 17, August, 2017
Statement from Mayor Sly James on Election Results
Posted November 9, 2016

“More than ever, it’s important that the City of Kansas City continue to move forward in spite of national level discourse and politics. We must focus on the things that make us stronger and more united rather than on things … Read More »

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