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Friday, 16, February, 2018
Missouri Mayors United for Progress Convenes in Jefferson City
Posted February 14, 2018

Group joined the Missouri Department of Transportation to urge state legislature to pass a primary seat and all driver prohibition on texting while driving Jefferson City, MO – Mayor Sly James convened 50 and additional local government stakeholders from around … Read More »

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Friday, 16, February, 2018
Mayor Sly James Recognized for Leadership on Paid Family and Medical Leave
Posted February 6, 2018

Mayor Sly James was recognized last night for his leadership in creating a paid parental leave policy for City employees, making Kansas City among the first cities in the nation to do so. The paid parental leave policy is one … Read More »

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Friday, 16, February, 2018
Mayors of Nashville and Kansas City Make Friendly Wager on AFC Wildcard Game
Posted January 4, 2018

The upcoming playoff clash between the Tennessee Titans and the Kansas City Chiefs  keeps getting more interesting. The two teams meet this weekend for the first time in a playoff game since 1994. Now, the cities’ mayors are raising the stakes. Nashville … Read More »

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Friday, 16, February, 2018
Statement from Mayor James on KCI Resolution
Posted December 21, 2017

“Last month, Kansas Citians stepped up to invest in the future of our City by voting for a new KCI terminal. And today, I’m proud that the City Council took the next step toward ensuring that we build a terminal … Read More »

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Friday, 16, February, 2018
Memo to Council
Posted December 15, 2017

By way of this memo, I’m officially notifying Council and the Clerk that I am referring Resolution 171017 to the Airport Committee. I understand several of you wish to circumvent our standard committee process and consider this legislation in a … Read More »

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Friday, 16, February, 2018
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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Friday, 16, February, 2018
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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Friday, 16, February, 2018
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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Friday, 16, February, 2018
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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Friday, 16, February, 2018
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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Friday, 16, February, 2018
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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Friday, 16, February, 2018
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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Friday, 16, February, 2018
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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Friday, 16, February, 2018
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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Friday, 16, February, 2018
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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Friday, 16, February, 2018
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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Friday, 16, February, 2018
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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Friday, 16, February, 2018
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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Friday, 16, February, 2018
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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Friday, 16, February, 2018
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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