Nominations Open for LISC's 2018 Thrive Event

On October 11th at the Scottish Rite Temple, it’s time again to celebrate the great work community leaders and organizations are making to revitalize our city’s neighborhoods. Thrive is an annual celebration of achievements in community development. With your help, we will honor the best of Kansas City as we savor local food and entertainment while recognizing seven leaders and organizations for their contributions to community transformation.

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Kansas City, Kansas Public Library Offers Community Feedback Sessions

The Kansas City, Kansas Public Library will be hosting three community feedback sessions to allow community members to share their thoughts on the future of the Main Library.  These sessions will be held at 1:00 PM on April 28, 6:00 PM on May 7, and 11:00 AM on May 16 at the Main Library at 625 Minnesota Avenue.

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EPA Local Air Quality Project

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) needs your help with a Citizen Science air quality research project in the Turner, Argentine, and Armourdale neighborhoods.  The Kansas City Transportation and Air Quality Study project (KC TRAQS) invites residents or groups to check out handheld air monitors called, “AirMappers” and record air quality data in their neighborhood.

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MLK.50: KCK Commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the John Brown Memorial

The Quindaro Ruins/Underground Railroad – Exercise 2018, residents, other various community organizations, and representatives from the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas have all come together in solidarity to commemorate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at 4:00 PM in front of the John Brown Memorial.

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KCK Parks and Recreation Named Finalist for Special Field Refurbishment Grants

The Unified Government’s Parks and Recreation Department has been chosen as a finalist for a special field refurbishment grant from the Scotts Company LLC (Scotts) and Major League Baseball (MLB). Scotts and MLB today announced the four community organizations that will be now be voted upon by fans to receive improvements to their local ball fields through an inaugural grant initiative that is part of the Scotts® Field Refurbishment Program.

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Accreditation Team Invites Public Comment

A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will arrive Sunday, March 25, 2018, to examine all aspects of the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department's policy and procedure, administration, operations and suppo1t services. The accreditation program requires agencies to comply with state-of-the-art standards in these four basic areas. 

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