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Tuesday, 12, December, 2017
Mayor James Announces Appointments to Communications Team
Posted December 11, 2017

Mayor Sly James announced today the appointment of Laura Swinford as Communications Director. Swinford served as Communications Director for We Are Missouri, the campaign to repeal so-called “Right to Work,” and worked previously as Executive Director of Progress Missouri and … Read More »

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Monday, 11, December, 2017
Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Hosts Thousands
Posted November 22, 2017

  “The Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund is a staple tradition in Kansas City that highlights the generosity of our city and our willingness to help the neediest among us,? Mayor Sly James said today. James and Reid teamed up at … Read More »

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Monday, 11, December, 2017
Mayor James and mayors across the state form Missouri Mayors United for Progress
Posted November 20, 2017

Today Mayor Sly James was joined by 26 mayors from across the State of Missouri to discuss issues that are important to municipal governments. The group voted to form a 501C6 called Missouri Mayors United for Progress. The initial Board … Read More »

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Monday, 11, December, 2017
Mayor Sly James reconvenes Missouri mayors to discuss policy and legislative priorities
Posted November 17, 2017

  Kansas City, Missouri — Monday, Nov. 20, Mayor James will convene mayors from across the state of Missouri to discuss issues that are important to municipal governments. Two major issues on the agenda are transportation funding and the recent … Read More »

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Monday, 11, December, 2017
Mayor James Urges Congress to Reject Tax Bill Provisions that Would Cripple Infrastructure, Increases Burden on Kansas City
Posted November 16, 2017

  Kansas City, MO – Mayor Sly James today urged Congress to reject tax bill proposals that would slow economic growth, cripple the City’s ability to deliver critical infrastructure projects, and increase the financial burden of Kansas Citians. “We need … Read More »

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Monday, 11, December, 2017
The City School Fair: Bringing Kansas City Schools and Families Together!
Posted November 9, 2017

  Kansas City, MO – Show Me KC Schools, a nonprofit with a mission to help families find the right school for their children, is co-hosting Kansas City’s second annual “City School Fair? with the Kansas City Public Library & … Read More »

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Monday, 11, December, 2017
Kansas City Mayor Buys and Reviews 1,000 Items on Amazon in HQ2 Push
Posted October 11, 2017

Kansas City Metro Area – (October 11, 2017) – Online retail giant, Amazon, is currently looking for the ideal city to set up its second headquarters and Kansas City has found a way to use Amazon’s own product reviews to make its … Read More »

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Monday, 11, December, 2017
Kansas City, MO Announces Non-Profit Community Connections Challenge Winners
Posted October 4, 2017

  Kansas City, MO — Today, Mayor Sly James announces the winners of the City’s Community Connections Challenge. When Google Fiber arrived in Kansas City in 2012, it agreed to provide the City with up to 300 community connections. While … Read More »

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Monday, 11, December, 2017
Mayor Sly James Hosts Innovation Partnership Program Demo Day
Posted September 12, 2017

  Kansas City, MO – Last night Mayor Sly James held the City’s second annual Innovation Partnership Program Demo Day, hosted at WeWork Corrigan Station. Five local startups working with the City demoed their products to an audience of City … Read More »

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Monday, 11, December, 2017
Statement from Mayor James on KCI Selection Committee Recommendation
Posted September 6, 2017

  “This marks another big step forward in the process to bring a 21st century, modern, and convenient single terminal redevelopment at KCI. I want to thank the selection committee, who had a difficult job to do, no doubt. But … Read More »

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Monday, 11, December, 2017
KC Council Unanimously Approves November Ballot Language for Vote on Kansas City International Airport
Posted August 24, 2017

Upholding the commitment Mayor James made to residents in 2015, a city-wide vote will be the final decision on the future of KCI redevelopment “I’m glad we got this done,? said Mayor Sly James. “Now residents get to have their … Read More »

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Monday, 11, December, 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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Monday, 11, December, 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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Monday, 11, December, 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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Monday, 11, December, 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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Monday, 11, December, 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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Monday, 11, December, 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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Monday, 11, December, 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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Monday, 11, December, 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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Monday, 11, December, 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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