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THE PEAK OF PERFECTION:

LEE’S SUMMIT INSIDE The Peak of Perfection: Quality of Life ................... 4 Events and Attractions ....... 6 Education ....................... 14 Housing .......................... 20 Culture ........................... 22 Health Care .................... 24 Commerce ...................... 30

Lee’s Summit is an ideal place to live and work, providing a desirable lifestyle that everyone can enjoy – high-quality, affordable housing in safe neighborhoods endowed with fine schools and excellent health care facilities. Money Magazine chose Lee’s Summit as one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live in 2010 and our award-winning school district earned the Distinction In Performance Award with a perfect score for the 10th year in a row. Lee’s Summit is located a mere 20 minutes from the center of Kansas City, and nestled between two major highways, which provides residents and visitors convenient access to all the big-city amenities, attractions and cultural avenues. Lee’s Summit is known as a family-friendly community that’s becoming one of the most prestigious and envied cities in the metropolitan area. Lee’s Summit is filled with amazing places and smiling faces. Come visit and see for yourself!

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Lee’s Summit represents the peak of Midwest hospitality, from our citizens t o o u r o u ts ta n d in g q ual i t y-of -life Lee’s Summit is a Charter city, organized under the Mayor-CouncilCity Manager system. The fiscal year begins on July 1. All council members are elected by districts for a four-year term. To determine your council district, call City Hall at 816-969-1000. SALES TAX FOR LEE’S SUMMIT City Portion: General ................................ 1.000% Local Parks.............................. 0.250% Capital Projects ....................... 0.500% Transportation ......................... 0.500% City Total.................................... 2.250% Jackson County Total .................. 1.125% State Total .................................. 4.225% Total ........................................... 7.600% PROPERTY TAXES IN LEE’S SUMMIT SCHOOL DISTRICT City .......................................... 1.5258% School ...................................... 6.0548% Handicapped Workshop........... 0.0748% Junior Colleges ......................... 0.2329% Mid-Continent Library .............. 0.3200% Mental Health .......................... 0.1218% Jackson County......................... 0.5430% Blind Pension ........................... 0.0300% Total: ........................................ 8.9031% PROPERTY TAXES IN BLUE SPRINGS SCHOOL DISTRICT City .......................................... 0.6989% School ...................................... 5.5307% CJCFPD .................................... 1.1058% Handicapped Workshop .......... 0.0748% Community Colleges ................ 0.2143% Mid-Continent Library .............. 0.3214% Mental Health .......................... 0.1218% Jackson County......................... 0.5430% Blind Pension ........................... 0.0300% Total: ........................................ 8.6407% 4 •

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features. Through superior leadership and community visioning, Lee’s Summit has become the sixth largest city in Missouri with more than 93,000 residents and a growing, diverse business community. Lee’s Summit is known locally and nationally for our exceptional quality of life, which has led to several prestigious honors bestowed to us in 2010. Awards include being ranked in the Top 100 “Best Places to Live” by Money Magazine, one of America’s fastest growing cities by BusinessWeek magazine, and ranked 103rd out of 420 cities surveyed for the list of Wealth Centers according to portfolio.com. Known for our stateof-the art technology provided to citizens and visitors, Lee’s Summit received the “Digital Cities Award” in 2008 and 2009.

The City received the “2010 Missouri Arts Award for Creative Community” in recognition of the entire community’s efforts toward fostering arts and culture. We are fortunate to have a structured network of enthusiastic, dedicated citizens actively engaged in an effort to advance Lee’s Summit in key performance areas including economic development, education, health and human services, local government, quality of life and transportation. This citizen-led visioning effort is now being implemed. This is the City’s third strategic planning process, and is called Lee’s Summit 360°: Charting Tomorrow. Additionally, our City has fast become a shopping and dining destination due to quaint, locally–owned shops in our award-winning downtown district, as well as retail stores and restaurants in the SummitWoods Crossing and the Summit Fair lifestyle centers. There are also a variety of recreational activities, from top-notch recreation centers to quality park and trail systems, to the live music of the summer concert series available for all to enjoy. Our highly acclaimed Parks and Recreation system is a National Gold Medal Winner for Excellence in the Field of Park and Recreation Management by the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). For more information about the City of Lee’s Summit and issues in the news, visit cityofls.net or call 816-969-1000. Receive trustworthy City information: • Sign-up at Nixle.com to receive in fo rmatio n o n emerge nc i e s a nd non-emergencies by Web, e-mail and/or cell phone via text message. • Register for the City’s E-newsletter and other publications at cityofls.net, click the “Main” tab and select E-Government. • Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube! • Watch the government access channel on Comcast, channel 7; Time Warner, channel 2 and AT&T U-verse, channel 99.

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With hundreds of acres featuring park land and lakes, festivals, trails, and attractions, fun is always at your fingertips in Lee’s Summit! Lee’s Summit hosts a number of festivals throughout the year. The Lee’s Summit Chamber’s annual fall festival, Oktoberfest, is held each year the last weekend in September. An estimated 75,000 people attend the annual event, which includes a carnival, Biergarten, Kid’s Street, arts and crafts, continuous entertainment, authentic German meals and music, and, of course, grilled brats. Oktoberfest is held in the revitalized historic Lee’s Summit downtown district. For more information, visit lsoktoberfest. com or call 816-524-2424.

Family Fun Days is a fundraising event for the Chamber’s Visitors Council, and is held the last full weekend in October at Paradise Park. An admission ticket includes unlimited attractions, toasty campfire, refreshments and a whole lot of family fun. For more information, visit lschamber.com or call 816-524-2424. Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street (DLSMS) also sponsors many events throughout the year for visitors of all ages. Holiday lights and decorations make Downtown Lee’s Summit sparkle throughout November and December, drawing people from the entire metropolitan area for an enchanting holiday experience. Other events sponsored by DLSMS throughout the year include Downtown Days...Streets Alive!, Farmers Market, Piccadilly Gala, Bunny Hop, Music in the Park, and two favorites--the annual Halloween and St. Patrick’s Day Parades. These events and

others keep downtown the heart of the Lee’s Summit community. Downtown Lee’s Summit was honored with a Great American Main Street Award by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 2010, and won seven Missouri Downtown Revitalization Awards in 2009-2010. For further information, contact the DLSMS office at 816-2466598 or visit downtownls.org. Longview Art and World Music Festival features Summit Art artists, along with other juried local and regional artists, showcasing works of art in watercolor, oil, graphite, acrylic, pottery, sculpture, photography, pastels, fiber, mixed media and more. Entertainment and food vendors are also on-hand during the two-day, fall event. For more information call 816-224-4634, or visit summitart.org. Paradise Park, Kansas City’s premier family destination, houses an Edutainment Center with a village, complete with a miniature grocery store, bank, art studio, puppet shows, a reading room, interactive kitchen, face painting, a massive sandbox for hunting fossils and a fish tank. Paradise Park combines the best of a science museum, video arcade and jungle gym. In addition to these great features, the facility offers a miniature golf course, maze, go karts, batting cages, hayrides, bumper cars and large outdoor picnic pavilion. Schedule your child’s birthday party today and create wonderful life-time memories. For more information, call 816-246-5224 or visit paradise-park.com. Stonehaus Farms Vineyard and Winery provides a peaceful and quiet atmosphere, making it a great venue for receptions or other gatherings. Just off of Colbern Road east of 291 Highway, this family owned winery provides a country setting where you can enjoy award winning wines and a panoramic view of

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their vineyard and berry farm. Opened in 1997, the winery continues to grow with new features each year. The Garden Room is a perfect spot for special events including receptions, rehearsal dinners, small weddings and many other occasions. The Festhall is designed to accommodate larger groups for wedding receptions and other special events. The casual elegance at Stonehaus is exceptional. For more information, call 816-554-8800 or visit stonehausfarms.com. Unity Village serves as the world headquarters for the Unity movement and is the home of Silent Unity, 24/7 Prayer Support. The 1,400-acre Mediterranean-style campus, open to the public, serves as a destination for personal getaways, retreats, workshops, weddings and meetings. Amenities include an outdoor swimming pool, nature trails, an award-winning rose garden, spectacular central courtyard fountains, nine-hole golf course, LEED- certified “green” hotel/ conference center, dining/reception hall, prayer/wedding chapels, metaphysical library and bookstore/coffee shop. Unity’s landmark tower and the original Silent Unity Building (now the Education Building) are included on the National Register of Historic Places. For more information about the spacious guest rooms, conference facilities, reception/ catering services and other amenities, call 816-524-3550 or visit unityvillage.org.

Powell Gardens, Kansas City’s Botanical Garden TM, is set on more than 1,000 acres of lush, rolling hills just 20 miles east of Lee’s Summit on U.S. Highway 50. Known for its contemporary architecture and stunning display gardens, Powell Gardens offers classes, performances and festivals yearround. In 2009, it opened the Heartland Harvest Garden, a 12-acre expansion that comprises the nation’s largest “edible landscape.” Other attractions include the interactive Fountain Garden, a 3.25-mile nature trail and the Marjorie Powell Allen Chapel. The mission of the non-profit public charity is to offer an experience that embraces the Midwest’s spirit and inspires an appreciation for the importance of plants in our lives. For more information, visit powellgardens.org or call 816697-2600. “Christmas in the Park” at Longview Lake is one of the largest holiday lighting displays in the nation. Thousands of visitors come from all over the region to experience this magical holiday display. “Christmas in the Park” is sponsored by Jackson County Parks and Recreation. For more information, call 816-503-4830 or visit jacksongov.org.

SHOPPING

With over 40 retail shops, Downtown Lee’s Summit is a great place to shop for home décor, jewelry, clothing and more. Rich in history, downtown Lee’s Summit is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Its strong ties to the railroad continue to this day - visitors can hop on a passenger train at the downtown Amtrak station. Downtown Lee’s Summit was honored with a prestigious Great American Main Street Award by the National Trust for Historic Preservation

in 2010, recognizing it as one of the best downtowns in the nation. For more information visit downtownls.org or call 816-246-6598. Summit Fair, a 550,000-squarefoot, open-air lifestyle center serves the growing, affluent southeast Jackson County area of the Kansas City metro. The center opened in 2009 and is anchored by Macy’s and JCPenney. Summit Fair also includes home furnishings stores, men’s and women’s fashion, casual eateries, sit-down restaurants and specialty retailers. For more information visit summitfairshopping.com. SHOPPING Continued on Page 8 2011 Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce

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SHOPPING Continued from Page 7 SummitWoods Crossing, a 750,000 square foot power center, one of the largest in the bi-state region, has national tenants such as Lowe’s, Office Depot, Kohl’s, Best Buy, Men’s Wearhouse, Borders and Super Target. The synergy between Summit Fair and SummitWoods Crossing, divided by 50 Highway, creates a shopping destination for southeast Jackson County. For more information visit summitwoodsshopping.com.

RECREATION

So much to do, so little time! That seems to be the motto when visiting Lee’s Summit. Recreational opportunities flourish in Lee’s Summit and Eastern Jackson County. Every type of outdoor activity you can imagine, from boating and fishing to golfing, disc golfing and hiking, are all right here. With four lakes, an extensive park system, public golf courses and an assortment of other recreational facilities, Lee’s Summit has what it takes to satisfy your leisure time. You don’t have to drive any further than Lee’s Summit to enjoy the wide-open spaces, hike, go to the beach or take part in your favorite sport. You can find activities for every age and every season in Lee’s Summit. The Lee’s Summit parks system consists of 27 parks comprising over 1,100 acres 8 •

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with skate areas; volleyball, basketball and tennis courts; horseshoe pits; and playgrounds. Two of the busiest parks are Happy Tails off-leash dog park and the new Lea McKeighan Skate Park. Happy Tails features a walking trail, benches, landscaping, play and agility equipment for dogs and a neighborhood playground outside of the off-leash area. The skate park includes an in-ground cement skate/ BMX feature, shaded area with bleachers and an open cement pad. There are also over 50 miles of interlacing trails throughout the community, with growth continuing as outlined in the Greenway Master Plan. For a current multi-use trail and bike route map, visit lsparks.net. The Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation Department’s outdoor aquatic center, Summit Waves in Harris Park, features a 900 foot “action river”, children’s water playground, two water slides, six-lane lap pool, bath house, concession area and beautiful landscaping. Also housed within Harris Park is the Harris Park Community Center with rentable gym space and community rooms inside and a modern playground outside. The 58,000 square-foot Legacy Park Community Center includes

an indoor zero-depth entry pool, lazy river, water slide, hot tubs, racquetball courts, fitness area, lockers, indoor walking track, gymnasium with two full-size playing courts, aerobics/dance room, and community rooms available for receptions, retreats and luncheons seating up to 275 people. The 700-acre Legacy Park facilities include a 12-field soccer complex, a 16-field baseball complex, an eight-field girl’s softball complex and a three-field youth football venue. Each complex includes restroom/ concession facilities, parking, walkways and landscaping. The park also includes a five mile multi-use trail, an amphitheater and an 18-hold disc golf course. The 18,000 square-foot multigenerational Gamber Center provides a place for active adults to interact, and hosts activities and events for the community at large. The facility offers a fitness center with personal training, an aerobics room, 12 station computer lab and arts and crafts rooms. Hot lunches are served Monday through Friday while the Bistro offers snacks and sandwiches during regular hours. It also houses the Shenendoah Ballroom, an elegant setting for special events, great for meetings and seats up to 200 people banquet style. The Gamber Center offers an outdoor area providing a Gazebo for visiting with friends, an outdoor patio, beautiful garden beds, a walking area and outdoor fitness equipment. For more information, visit lsparks.net or call 816-969-1580. Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation also offers numerous opportunities for individual and group activities. There are athletic leagues, instructional programs, teen programs, senior programs and educational classes for the whole family-including your pet! For more information regarding all Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation amenities, call 816-969-1500 or visit lsparks.net. RECREATION Continued on Page 10

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RECREATION Continued from Page 8 For the best in land and water recreation, Jackson County Parks and Recreation offers 22,000 acres of fun! From boating to beaches, hiking to historic sites ... you’re invited to come out and play with Jackson County Parks and Recreation. Jackson County Parks is known around the nation; campers from all 48 continental states stay in Jackson County Parks campgrounds annually. With 250 camping sites, there’s almost always an available spot to set up camp. The popularity of these campgrounds is enhanced by the numerous attractions available to campers. Public beaches, boating, full-service marinas, golf, nature trails and more are only minutes away! Jackson County Parks and Recreation has wonderful facilities in the Lee’s Summit area. Hike, bike or take a drive through miles of beautiful parkland, go on a picnic, or go see the bison and elk up close. The best way to end your day is on one of Jackson County’s three gorgeous lakes. Longview Lake, Lake Jacomo and Blue Springs Lake provide the perfect waters to indulge windsurfers, sailors, boaters and swimmers alike. From jet skis to paddle boats, scenic lake cruises, to a colorful boat regatta, many residents and visitors enjoy the lakes throughout the summer months. And, if you’re short on gear, gas or grub, one of the marinas has ample supplies to fuel your fun-filled day on the lake. For more information on Jackson County Parks visit jacksongov.org or call 816-503-4800. Located just outside of the city limits is the Independence Events Center Arena with tenants Missouri Mavericks, the only Pro Hockey league in the 10 •

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Kansas City area. The Mavericks began their inaugural season in November, 2009. The arena features a 75,000 square-foot arena bowl with 5,800 fixed seats, 25 luxury suites, a bar/grill and a community ice rink, all under one roof. For more information visit independenceeventscenter.com or call 816-795-7577.

TRANSPRTATION

Amtrak serves Lee’s Summit daily. Ticket information and pricing are available by calling 1-800-USA-RAIL, 816-421-3622, or through their website at amtrak.com. To purchase tickets you may go to the Amtrak station in downtown Kansas City, 2200 Main St.,

or you may purchase a ticket once on board. Reservations are required. The Lee’s Summit Municipal Airport is currently owned and operated by the City. It has two runways – one 4,000’ by 75’ and the other 3,800’ by 75 feet. The airport has 23 buildings and has many tie-down spots that house approximately 172 aircraft. Lee’s Summit Municipal Airport provides fast, friendly service and offers the best prices in the Kansas City area. The airport will be expanding its runways in the near future to better accommodate business and corporate users. The airport is located at 2751 NE Douglas, 816-969-1186 or visit cityofls.net.

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EVENTS AND ATTRACTIONS Lee’s Summit offers a variety of beautiful golf courses to satisfy your golfing needs. Fred Arbanas Golf Course Longview Lake Park 11100 View High Dr. Lee’s Summit, Mo. 64081 816-761-9445

Shamrock Hills Golf Course 3160 S. 291 Highway Lee’s Summit, Mo. 64082 816-537-6556

Country Creek Golf Club* 21601 East State Route P Pleasant Hill, Mo. 64080 816-540-5225

Teetering Rocks Golf Course 12040 East 86th St. Kansas City, Mo. 64138 816-356-1111

Lakewood Oaks Golf Club* 651 NE Saint Andrews Circle Lee’s Summit, Mo. 64064 816-373-2505

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EDUCATION

Lee’s Summit R-7 School District continues to focus on offering a quality education for each student while meeting the challenges of ongoing enrollment growth. Since 1990, the R-7 School District has averaged close to 419 new students annually as the community continues to attract new families. To serve its growing population, the school district has opened a total of 18 new schools over the last 20 years. Recognized throughout the nation as one of the country’s top educational organizations, the district’s strength comes from involved parents, dedicated and caring staff members, a supportive community and outstanding students. Through this team effort, the district is able to maintain a strong academic foundation in a caring environment. The district is currently involved in a school-improvement initiative known as Professional Learning Communities which emphasizes the importance of student learning and success for each child. Academic excellence is further exemplified by the district’s high rankings on statewide and nationally recognized tests. The district has received Missouri’s prestigious Distinction In Performance Award all nine years it has been offered. Based on the most recent state evaluation, Lee’s Summit R-7 also earned

SCHOOL BOARD President Gene Brixey............ 525-5583 Vice President Jack Wiley ...... 524-2148 Jeff Tindle ............................... 525-0403 Patti Buie ................................ 524-7674 Jon Plaas................................. 524-4364 Ron Baker............................... 524-3754 Annette Braam........................ 525-5545

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the Distinction In Performance Award with a perfect score for the 10th year in December 2010. R-7 graduating seniors scored well on ACT college exams with a composite score of 23.5, well above the national average of 21. Lee’s Summit School District is recognized nationally as one of America’s top districts. Lee’s Summit R-7 is also a three-time winner of the national Magna Award, presented by the American School Board Journal

for outstanding school programs to advance student learning and encourage community involvement. Visit leesummit.k12.mo.us or call 816-986-1000 for more information. PARTNERS IN EDUCATION More than 230 local businesses and organizations are choosing to make a difference by positively reinforcing curricular concepts through the District’s Partners In Education (PIE) program. With four different types of partnership categories, businesses have the opportunity to find the best fit for their area of expertise. Working with individual schools, programs, the district as a whole, or providing job-shadow/ internship experiences are just a few ways Lee’s Summit business men and women are making a difference and helping students see the ‘realworld’ application of their classroom curriculum. For more information on how to become a business partner, please call the Partners In Education office at 816-986-1109 or visit the website at pie.leesummit.k12.mo.us.

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The R-4 Blue Springs School District has a long-standing tradition of excellence in education and a superior commitment to students and staff. The district’s current enrollment stands at 14,284 students and includes children from Blue Springs, Grain Valley, Independence, Lake Tapawingo, and Lee’s Summit, as the district covers over 58 square miles. Student achievement is the top priority in the Blue Springs School District and they are one of only seven districts in the state to receive a perfect score on the Annual Performance Report for 10 consecutive years from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). In addition, the district has eight consecutive Distinction in Performance Awards. These honors are based on the outstanding student achievement, high student attendance, and superior programs offered in the R-4 Blue Springs School District. The district also has a highly-qualified staff of professionals in the classroom inspiring students to reach their potential. More than 82 percent of the district’s certified staff members hold advanced degrees, and student-to-teacher ratios are excellent. During the school day, students learn a curriculum that meets both state and national standards; outside the classroom, students are also offered a vast array of extracurricular activities. R-4 continues to strive to meet not only the needs of students today but also project the needs of future students, and plan for their success. Call 816-2241300 or visit bluesprings-schools.net for more information. SCHOOL BOARD President Kent Bradford Vice President Rhonda Gilstrap Treasurer Dale Walkup Jim Coen Dave Wright Jennifer Casey 16 •

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Archbishop O’Hara High School is a Catholic, diocesan, coed high school located in South Kansas City, serving Lee’s Summit and the surrounding area. With approximately 400 students, grades 9-12, O’Hara offers excellent academics, a caring, faith-filled community, opportunities for service, and outstanding preparation for college and beyond. Eighty-eight percent of the students are involved in myriad co-curriculars including a competitive sports program, theater, music, robotics and art. Visit oharahs.org or call 816-763-4800 ext. 206 for more information. COLLEGES Lee’s Summit residents have many opportunities for higher education within a 30-mile radius. With an abundance of higher education institutions, industrial and technical schools, the opportunities for excellent up-to-date curriculum and flexible schedules are almost limitless. Founded in 1858, Baker University, Kansas’ oldest university, recognizes that the need for formal learning continues throughout life. Baker’s School of

Summit Christian Academy offers pre-school through high school, with enrollment of approximately 700 students. A 13-to-1 student/teacher ratio allows the qualified and dedicated faculty to encourage and nurture the unique talents and abilities of each student. Accredited by both the Association of Christian Schools International and North Central Association, Summit Christian Academy offers collegeprep curriculum and a full-range of extracurricular activities and competitive athletic programs. This non-denominational Christian school partners with over 129 area churches. Summit Christian Academy students represent the face of the Christian community. Visit lsccs.org or call 816-525-1480 for more information.

Professional and Graduate Studies meets the needs of the working adult by offering convenient, non-traditional programs that allow students to earn a degree without dramatically altering their lifestyle. Baker University was named a Best Midwestern College by The Princeton Review. Baker University offers a variety of classes at their Lee’s Summit campus. For additional information, call 816-3470559 or visit bakeru.edu. Continued on Page 16

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COLLEGES Continued from Page 14 Everything Columbia College-Kansas City does is geared toward helping working adults improve their lives through higher education. Whether students want to finish a degree that had been started years ago or attend college for the first time, Columbia CollegeKansas City helps that individual reach their goal of earning an affordable college degree. Students may enroll in classes on campus, online, or a combination of both. By offering five, 8-week sessions a year, Columbia College allows students to begin their coursework during the time of the year that works best for them. For additional information, call 816-7951515 or visit ccis.edu. MCC-Longview is the educational home to more than 7,000 students each semester. As part of the MCC five-campus system, Longview offers students the opportunity to complete associate degrees in both liberal arts and occupational areas. In addition, many certificate programs that provide students with highly marketable skills can be completed in one year or less. In 2001, Longview was the first community college in the nation to receive the honor, “College of the Year” by Time magazine and the Princeton Review. It has been designated as a New Media Center for its innovative use of technology in teaching and learning. MCC-Longview’s men’s baseball team won the NJCAA Division II national championship in 2007, and their women’s volleyball and cross-country teams have repeatedly attained national rankings. For more information about MCC-Longview, call 816-672-2000 or visit mcckc.edu/longview.

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National American University- Lee’s Summit offers the career programs that today’s industries request. NAU is committed to preparing students for a rewarding career directly out of college. NAU employs instructors who have actively worked in the fields in which they teach, offering students their “realworld experience” perspective. Another example of their commitment to student career education is the use of program advisory boards. These key individuals make recommendations to the existing programs, ensuring the material they teach stays current and up-to-date. Programs are continually evolving as industry changes. For more information, call 816-600-3900 or visit national.edu.

Park University in Independence, Mo., offers undergraduate programs in an accelerated format so students can quickly earn their degree. Students who are interested in online courses may take

advantage of Park’s online program in conjunction with face-to-face courses offered at their campuses. Park University serves traditional and non-traditional students in day, weekend, and evening programs, and the University is the largest provider of online education to the military. Park offers competitive tuition rates, academic excellence and full accreditation. For more information, call 816-252-9065 or visit park.edu. University of Central Missouri is dedicated to promoting innovative teaching and learning to enrich the lives of local constituents. The focus of the regional learning center is to create a positive learning environment, build a strong bond with the local community and maintain state-of-the-art technology for students, faculty and staff. Undergraduate courses are available in many fields. For additional information, call 816-347-1612 or visit ucmo.edu/summitcenter.

AREA VOCATIONAL SCHOOL Joe Herndon Vocational School...........................................................816-268-7140 NEAREST COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES Avila University* .................................................................................816-501-2400 Baker University* ................................................................................816-347-0559 Columbia College-Kansas City* ...........................................................816-795-1515 MCC-Longview* ..................................................................................816-672-2000 National American University* ............................................................816-600-3900 Park University-Independence Campus*..............................................816-252-9065 University of Central Missouri .............................................................816-347-1612 WITHIN 20 MILES DeVry Institute of Technology .............................................................816-941-0430 ITT Technical Institute .........................................................................816-276-1400 Ottawa University ..............................................................................913-451-1431 Rockhurst College ...............................................................................816-501-4660 University of MO/Kansas City ..............................................................816-235-1111 University of Phoenix ..........................................................................816-204-2142 Vatterott College* ................................................................................816-861-1000 Webster University ..............................................................................816-444-1000 William Woods University Graduate & Adult Studies* ........................816-228-6590 *Members of the Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce

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HOUSING

The opportunity to experience the blending of a quiet suburban community with close proximity to the Kansas City metropolitan area is experienced by businesses, visitors and more than 90,000 residents of Lee’s Summit. Throughout Lee’s Summit, old and new come together to form a natural harmony and balance. Our housing selection is limitless, from stately historic neighborhoods boasting two-story

homes to glamorous new estate homes. Downtown Lee’s Summit’s innovative mixed-use redevelopment affords a vibrant urban experience. Whether your preference is to live in a national award-winning subdivision, a country atmosphere, a historic downtown home, or a golf course or lake community, finding the right home for you and your family is easy. Local and regional planners estimate eventual build-out of available land to occur over the next twenty to thirty years with an eventual population of approximately 175,000. Lee’s Summit is fortunate to have several beautiful, safe and spacious retirement communities. Those who want the convenience of senior living

will find a number of independent living facilities sprinkled throughout the city. Individuals needing some assistance with daily activities can ch o o s e fro m th e man y a ssi st e d living facilities. At some facilities, independent living residents can move into assisted living apartments when the need arises, without the burden of moving to another community. Retirement facilities typically offer social activities, daily meals, transportation and housekeeping help. In some communities, extras like theaters, beauty salons and gift shops are found. To find a list of retirement facilities, visit lschamber. com and navigate to the “member directory” section.

PRECIPITATION: Driest Month: Wettest Month: Annual Average:

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CULTURE

The building at 123 S.E. Third St. known as Arnold Hall, has a long history of providing a place for the community to come together. It was the first place former President Harry S. Truman announced his bid to run for public offices, and until the new City Hall was built at 220 S.E. Green, it was the site where city council meetings were held. Most recently, it served as the community senior center until the Gamber Center was completed last year. To restore Arnold Hall to its former glory, the Lee’s Summit Missouri Municipal Building Authority Board has launched a multi-million campaign called Encore for Arnold Hall to raise the funds needed to transform the historic building into a regional performing arts center. Once the facility is completed, Martin City Melodrama — currently performing in Overland Park, Kan. — will be the company in residence. Melodrama performs year-round with six mainstage productions and three children’s productions, with attendance at over 35,000 patrons per year. Melodrama will be integral to the programming and productions at Arnold Hall, bringing an estimated 50,000 new people to downtown Lee’s Summit each year. Arnold Hall is an ideal location for a cultural and performing arts center, and

we must raise funds in order to restore, renovate and adapt it. Initial plans will preserve the historic attributes of Arnold Hall, resulting in a multi-use space that features Cabaret-style seating, galleries and the amenities necessary to produce high-quality productions. For more information call 816-863-5399 or visit encoreforarnoldhall.com. MCC-Longview Cultural Arts Center was designed to be an arts and entertainment venue as well as a community safety facility. In reality, it’s proven to be those things and more. The Center has hosted public community concerts, meetings and professional art exhibits. It’s also being used for activities such as the Longview Art and World Music Festival, student art exhibits, and academic theater and music performances. For more information and scheduled events, call 816-672-2215 or visit mcckc.edu. Summit Art encourages and promotes the visual arts, multi-cultural art education and humanities throughout Lee’s Summit and surrounding communities. Summit Art also provides art education, while increasing business participation and community resources through exhibits

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and public art. Over 60 artists have the opportunity to display their work at Saint Luke’s East - Lee’s Summit Hospital, at Legacy Park Community Center and at participating business member locations. Check out the calendar at summitart.org for upcoming events. Each year, thousands of people enjoy the Lee’s Summit Symphony at five live concerts, pre-concert lectures and educational programming for youth. The goal of the Symphony is to bring highquality symphonic music to more people through concerts, presentations and collaborations. The organization supports youth education and programs through partnerships with the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District, MCC-Longview, and at the Holiday and Family Concerts, which educates children about classical music and dance. Under music director Russ Berlin, more than 70 talented musicians with a passion for sharing their music with Lee’s Summit and the surrounding communities give hundreds of hours of their time to the Symphony each season. Lee’s Summit is only one of 800 communities nationwide that boasts a community symphony. For more information call 816-401-5251 or visit lssymphony.org.

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THE PEAK OF PERFECTION:

HEALTH CARE

Over the years, Lee’s Summit has quickly become the healthcare hub for the Kansas City metro area. Several medical service businesses have moved to Lee’s Summit because of the excellent medical facilities in the area. The L e e ’s S u m m it Chamber i s committed to providing valuable healthcare-related information to the public and has published its sixth edition of a community Health Care Directory. The booklet is published each December and mailed to every resident of the city. The Directory includes medical services,

physicians, dentists and healthcare related news. In 2009, the Chamber held two Health Care Forums that focused on the current issue of health care reform. Every January there is also a Health Care Fair, details can be found online at

lschamber.com. Through our three excellent hospitals, medical facilities and private practices, residents can both maintain and improve their health and wellness without having to leave the area.

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Health, Beauty, and Rejuvenation Facials • Microdermabrasion • Manicures • Pedicures Laser Hair Reduction • Massage (Couples Welcome) • Waxing Services Lash Enhancements • SkinCeuticals & Image Skincare 816-246-1400 • email for Monthly Specials: thespa.aurorahighlands@gmail.com

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from the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association for outstanding results in heart attack and stroke care. Lee’s Summit Medical Center is committed to providing the highest quality care in a caring and compassionate environment. For more information about the hospital, their full line of wellness classes or the services currently offered at Lee’s Summit Medical Center, please

Your community hospital

visit leessummitmedicalcenter.com or call 816-282-5000. Saint Luke’s East-Lee’s Summit is part of a comprehensive health care campus serving Lee’s Summit and surrounding communities. The state-of-the-art facility features an acute hospital with 24-hour emergency services, the only maternity center in Lee’s Summit (including a

Lee’s Summit Medical Center is your choice for quality care

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Primary Stroke Center with a full continuum of stroke services Gold Plus Award for Stroke Care

The only dually accredited Stroke and Chest Pain Center in the area

Vascular surgery program

Neurosciences program with three neurologists on campus

Orthopedic surgery and rehabilitation

Gastroenterology (GI) services including endoscopy and surgical resolution

State-of-the-art operating rooms offering comprehensive surgical services including vascular surgery

Pain Management Clinic featuring highly skilled physician

Advanced digital imaging and diagnostics including breast MRI

Cancer Care including infusion and chemotherapy

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Lee’s Summit Medical Center features all private rooms, a large emergency department with a highlytrained staff and short wait times, extensive Surgical Services, PET scanning and a full array of support services. As the only dually Accredited Chest Pain Center and Joint Commission Accredited Primary Stroke Center in the community, on-staff cardiologists and neurologists are ready to team with the staff to provide high-quality care for chest pain or stroke. Lee’s Summit Medical Center is the winner of the Gold Plus award

Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit), complete inpatient and outpatient diagnostic testing, an advanced Center for Breast Care, rehabilitation services, physician offices, and much more. Saint Luke’s East-Lee’s Summit is also accredited as a Primary Stroke Center, a

certification that recognizes the hospital for making exceptional efforts to foster better outcomes for stroke patients. The hospital incorporates leading-edge technology with high-quality care - all in a hospital designed for unparalleled patient comfort and convenience. Saint

Luke’s East-Lee’s Summit is part of Saint Luke’s Health System, which consists of 11 area hospitals and many primary care practices, and provides a range of inpatient, outpatient, and home care services. Founded as a faith-based, not-for-profit organization, the mission includes a commitment to the highest levels of excellence in health care and the advancement of medical research and education. For more information, visit saintlukeshealthsystem.org or call 816-347-5000.

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HEALTH CARE

Truman Medical Center (TMC) Lakewood, conveniently located on the northwestern edge of Lee’s Summit, is a 103-bed-full service community hospital, and also houses a 212-bed long term care center. TMC Lakewood offers primary care and specialty medical services, focusing on quality clinical outcomes and compassionate patient centered service. Key medical specialties on-site include Family Practice Medicine, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, GI and Geriatrics. The recently expanded hospital houses enhanced services

and new facilities including additional surgical suites, an expanded emergency department, ambulatory surgery center, eight-bed intensive care unit, and medical/surgery inpatient suites. It is the first hospital in the region to reflect LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards. Construction on a new 19-room birthing center within the hospital is underway. TMC Lakewood

is a not-for-profit hospital and is one of Truman Medical Center’s two acute-care hospitals in Kansas City. The TMC Health system includes TMC Lakewood, TMC Hospital Hill, TMC Behavioral Health, the Jackson County Health Department, and a number of primary care practices throughout Eastern Jackson County. For more information, go to trumed.org or call TMC Lakewood at 816-404-7000.

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THE PEAK OF PERFECTION:

COMMERCE

Business in Lee’s Summit is as diverse as it can be, with companies and firms of all sizes and types calling this thriving community home. The city’s location is unrivaled with its close proximity to Kansas City and its extensive network of highways, convenient airport and Amtrak/rail service. Lee’s Summit has emerged as a distinctive city where businesses want to be and do business. Even more than its strategic locale is the exceptional mix of businesses, with manufacturing, retail, major corporations and innovative industries all setting up shop in Lee’s Summit. The Lee’s Summit Chamber is acutely aware of the importance of small business, not only to the Chamber, but also to the local economy. Of the Chamber’s total membership, 72 percent are businesses with less than 10 employees. Lee’s Summit businesses are fortunate to have a number of supportive organizations dedicated to the well-being and improvement of the area’s economic environment. The Chamber strives to promote both its member businesses and the overall health of the area’s economy by unifying local businesses, government, education and community at large. The Chamber offers multi-faceted marketing opportunities for business products and services, networking to help build a strong alliance of business people committed to Lee’s Summit’s growth and prosperity, business assistance services, and community events designed to celebrate the city’s unique way of life. Lee’s Summit, a city with a progressive vision for the future, offers a quality urban lifestyle supported by

a diversified economic base, excellent educational institutions, professional local government, and a superior workforce. Lee’s Summit is one of the largest communities in the state with one of the highest median family incomes, averaging $75,000.

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HISTORY OF

LEE’S SUMMIT

Over one hundred years ago, the small 11-block Town of Strother straddled the Missouri Pacific Railroad tracks. Today, that small town consists of 65-square miles and is known as the city of Lee’s Summit. On October 28, 1865, William B. Howard founded the Town of Strother by filing a plat containing the 11 blocks that currently encompass the downtown business district. At the time of incorporation, the population count stood at 100. In November of 1868, the name was changed and the area incorporated as the “Town of Lee’s Summit.” The “Summit” portion of the name was based on the fact that the town’s elevation is the highest point on the railroad between Kansas City and St. Louis, however there are numerous opinions and theories on the origin of “Lee.” According to one theory, the town was named after Civil War General Robert E. Lee, since incorporation took place shortly after the war and the majority of citizens migrated from the Southern states. However, another version suggests the town was named after a prominent early settler, Dr. Pleasant Lea. The discrepancy in the spelling of “Lea” has been attributed to railroad sign painters misspelling the word at the train depot, which would have been viewed by many. Lee’s Summit’s most infamous citizen was Cole Younger, named “The Last of the Great Outlaws” by author Homer Croy. According to history, soldiers drove Younger to a life outside the law after his father’s murder. While Union forces were enforcing Order #11, (the command issued in 1862 to burn homes belonging to those with Southern ties) Younger and his brothers were credited with saving some of the original homes within Lee’s Summit, the most prominent 32 •

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of which belonged to William B. Howard. Order #11 helped to unify the transplanted southern population in Missouri and compelled Younger to join the Confederate guerrilla band known as Quantrill’s Raiders. Cole Younger was arrested after an attempted bank robbery in Northfield, Minnesota. Following 25 years of imprisonment for his crimes, Cole Younger was paroled in 1901. Three years later, a reformed Younger returned to Lee’s Summit where he lived as a model citizen until his death in 1916. His grave is located in the Lee’s Summit Historic Cemetery.

the historic character of the original arena. New Longview subdivision combines the rich history of Mr. R. A. Long’s magnificent Longview Farm with unique new homes, community shopping and lifestyle activities for residents of all ages. Concepts of traditional neighborhood design make New Longview feel like the hometown you remember or imagined … front porches, friendly neighborhoods, nearby shops, safe play areas and more. The Longview Mansion maintains its historic beauty and is used for social events and meetings. For more information call 816-761-6669 or visit longviewmansion.com.

The famous Lee’s Summit landmark, Longview Farm, was built as a summer home and a gentleman’s farm. Lumber baron, Robert A. Long, built what many feel is the world’s most beautiful farm. In this environment his daughter, Loula Long Combs, polished her equestrian skills, and became known worldwide as a premiere horsewoman. Today, the original mansion, barns and outbuildings have undergone restoration. The original Longview Farm Show Horse Arena has been completely remodeled inside, and gracefully restored outside to become the center of a new elementary school, Longview Farm Elementary. Classrooms for kindergarten through sixth grade are in this new building, designed to blend with

Missouri Town 1855, located at Lake Jacomo, depicts an era of peace and prosperity that preceded the Border and Civil Wars in the mid 1800s. Reconstructed buildings and landscapes illustrate a typical town of that time period. Visit co.jackson.mo.us for upcoming events and festivals. For more information call 816-503-4800. For additional information on the history of Lee’s Summit, stop by the Lee’s Summit Historical Society Museum located at 222 SE Main Street. The Lee’s Summit Historical Society can also be reached at 816-525-9440 or by visiting leessummithistory.net.

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PHONE NUMBERS If you have recently moved to Lee’s Summit, started a business within the city, or are considering relocating to this area, this list will assist you with resources you may need to get started. You’ll discover what others have found – a city with a proud and colorful past and a very bright future.

Housing: If you need a house or apartment, you can begin by contacting a real estate agency, consulting the Lee’s Summit Journal at 816-524-2345; Lee’s Summit Tribune at 816-524-0061; The Examiner, 816-254-8600 or the Kansas City Star at 816-234-4545.

Water Utilities: Call or stop by City Hall, 220 Green St., to start water service, 816-969-1940.

Enroll Children in School: R-7 School District Office, 301 NE Tudor Road, 816-986-1000. If you live in the northern area of Lee’s Summit, contact the R-4 Blue Springs School District, 816-224-1300.

Electrical Service: Call Kansas City Power & Light, 816-471-5275. Telephone Service: Arrange for residential or commercial telephone service with AT&T, 800-3425792. Arrange commercial telephone service with Surewest, 913-322-9899.

Gas Service: Call Missouri Gas Energy, 816756-5252.

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Recycling: The City of Lee’s Summit operates a landfill/recycling center that is located at 2101 SE Hamblen Road. Hours of operation for the landfill are 8 a.m.–3 p.m., Monday through Friday and 8 a.m to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Hours of operation for recycling are 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m.– 3 p.m. on Saturdays. For additional information, call 816-969-1980. The Lee’s Summit North Recycling Center is located at the corner of Lee’s Summit Road and Colbern Road. Items to recycle at this location include paper, glass, cardboard and plastics.

Relocating: When relocating from out of state, driver’s license testing is done at 1920 NE Independence Ave., or call 816-6220720. For in-state driver’s license renewal, visit 196 NW Oldham Parkway the in Summit Shopping Center, or call 816-524-6464. For commercial driver’s license information, call 816-622-0718. Pet Licenses: To purchase required pet licenses visit City Hall, 220 SE Green St. or call

EMERGENCY Emergency:.......................................................................... 911 Police: ................................................................. 816-969-1700 Fire: ..................................................................... 816-969-1300 Ambulance: ......................................................... 816-969-1300 Lee’s Summit Medical Center: ............................. 816-282-5000 Saint Luke’s East-Lee’s Summit ............................ 816-347-5000 Truman Medical Center Lakewood: ..................... 816-404-7000 MO Poison Center Hotline: ................................. 800-366-8888 LEE’S SUMMIT - Frequently Requested Numbers Municipal Airport: ............................................... 816-969-1182 Animal Control: ................................................... 816-969-7405 Cemetery: ............................................................ 816-969-7403 Chamber of Commerce: ...................................... 816-524-2424 or .................................................... (Toll Free) 888-647-5470 City Hall & Permits: ............................................. 816-969-1000 City Clerk: ........................................................... 816-969-1005 Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street: ................. 816-246-6598 Economic Development Council: ........................ 816-525-6617 Landfill/Recycling Center:.................................... 816-969-1980 Lee’s Summit Symphony Orchestra: .................... 816-401-5251 Libraries: Colbern Road Branch ....................................... 816-525-9924 Lee’s Summit Branch........................................ 816-524-0567 Municipal Court: ................................................. 816-969-1150 Parks & Recreation: ............................................. 816-969-1500 Planning & Development: ................................... 816-969-1600 Post Office: (both locations)................................. 800-275-8777 Public Works: ...................................................... 816-969-1800 Social Services:.........................................816-525-HELP (4357) SERVICES American Red Cross: ........................................... 816-931-8400 Amtrak: ............................................................... 816-421-3622 or .....................................................................800-USA-RAIL Better Business Bureau: ....................................... 816-421-7800 34 •

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816-969-7405. For all other city licenses, call 816-969-1000. Register to Vote: Call the Election Board, 816325-4600. Libraries: Mid-Continent Public Libraries are located at 150 NW Oldham Parkway, 816-524-0567, and 1000 NE Colbern Road, 816-525-9924.

Bi-County United Way: ....................................... 816-472-4289 Cable: Time Warner Cable: ......................................... 816-358-8833 Comcast: .......................................................... 816-795-1100 Division of Family Services:................................. 816-889-2000 Drivers License Renewal: .................................... 816-524-6464 Drivers License Testing: ....................................... 816-622-0720 Drug & Alcohol Abuse: (DARE) ........................... 816-969-1700 Hope House: ....................................................... 816-461-4188 Housing Authority: .............................................. 816-524-1100 The Examiner: ..................................................... 816-254-8600 Kansas City Star: .................................................. 816-234-4545 Lee’s Summit Community Christian School: ........ 816-525-1480 Lee’s Summit Journal: .......................................... 816-524-2345 Lee’s Summit Tribune: ......................................... 816-524-0061 Narcotics Anonymous: ........................................ 816-531-2250 R-4 School District: ............................................. 816-224-1300 R-7 School District: ............................................. 816-986-1000 Register to Vote: .................................................. 816-325-4600 ReDiscover: ......................................................... 816-246-8000 Substance Abuse Prevention: ............................... 816-931-6500 Lee’s Summit Cares ............................................. 816-347-3298 The Examiner: ..................................................... 816-254-8600 Trash: Deffenbaugh: ............................................ 913-631-3300 American Waste Systems ..................................... 816-966-1161 Constable Sanitation ............................................ 816-204-1192 State, County & Federal FDIC: ............................. 816-234-8000 Jackson County Courthouse: ................................ 816-881-3000 Jackson County Parks & Recreation: .................... 816-503-4800 MO. Dept. of Conservation: ................................ 816-759-7300 MO. Division of Employment Security: Kansas City South:............................................ 816-325-1000 or ..................................................................... 816-966-0289 Independence:..................................................... 816-325-5890 Greater Kansas City: ............................................ 816-889-3101 Missouri State Chamber: ...................................... 573-634-3511 State Treasurer: .................................................... 573-751-2411

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US GOVERNMENT United States Government President Barack Obama 202-456-1414 The White House Washington DC 20500 whitehouse.gov Senator Claire McCaskill 202-224-6154 717 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 mccaskill.senate.gov/contact Term expires 2012 Senator Roy Blunt Washington, DC 20510 Term expires in 2016 Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, District 5 202-225-4535 1641 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 house.gov/cleaver Term expires in 2012 MISSOURI STATE GOVT. Governor Jeremiah “Jay” Nixon 573-751-3222 216 State Capitol Jefferson City, MO 65101 state.mo.us Term expires in January 2013 Lt. Governor Peter Kinder 573-751-4727 121 State Capitol Jefferson City, MO 65101 Term expires in January 2013

Senator Will Kraus District 8 612 SW Trail Park Circle Lee’s Summit, MO 64081 816-305-0712 Term expires in 2014

Representative Rick Brattin District 124 22405 S Excelsior Road Harrisonville, MO 64701 816-695-9907 Term expires in 2014

Representative Kevin McManus District 46 12008 Summit St Kansas City, MO 64145 816-868-3489 Term expires in 2014

COUNTY REPRESENTATIVES Michael Sanders County Executive 816-881-3000 415 E. 12th St. Kansas City, MO 64106 Term expires in 2014

Representative Jeff Grisamore District 47 3400 W. Regatta Dr. Lee’s Summit, MO 64082 816-537-4180 Term expires in 2014

Robert Spence County Legislator 816-881-4423 6th District 302 NW Shagbark Dr. Lee’s Summit, MO 64064 Term expires in 2014

Representative Gary Cross District 48 2605 NW Lookout Ridge Lee’s Summit, MO 64064 816-525-3186 Term expires in 2014 Representative Noel Torpey District 52 821 Manor Road Independence MO 64055 816-254-6062 816-457-1183 Term expires in 2014 Representative Mike Cierpiot District 56 214 NE Landings Circle Lee’s Summit, MO 64064 816-373-8935 Term expires in 2014

LEE’S SUMMIT MAYOR AND COUNCIL Mayor Randall L. Rhoads 816-524-8245 Randy.Rhoads@cityofls.net 1060 NW High Point Dr. Lee’s Summit, MO 64081

DISTRICT TWO Allan S. Gray II 816-695-8845 agrayd2@gmail.com 612 SW Walden Lane Lee’s Summit, MO 64081 Brian Whitley 816-213-9366 Bwhitley2@gmail.com 4544 SW Gull Point Drive Lee’s Summit, MO 64082 DISTRICT THREE Ed Cockrell 816-350-2523 cockrelled@yahoo.com 4000 Cimarron Lee’s Summit, MO 64064 Joseph C. Spallo 816-478-6752 jspallo@sbcglobal.net 5502 NE Oaks Ridge Circle Lee’s Summit, MO 64064

DISTRICT ONE Kathy Hofmann 816-536-3393 hofmannk@kc.rr.com 303 NE Forest Lee’s Summit, MO 64063

DISTRICT FOUR Bob Johnson BJohnsond4@gmail.com 816-225-6126 1000 NE Remington Court Lee’s Summit, MO 64086

James Hallam 816-517-7790 jhallam@mid-west.net 3996 SE Doc Henry Road Lee’s Summit, MO 64082

Dave Mosby DaveHmosby@gmail.com 816-246-1315 352 SE Williamsburg Court Lee’s Summit, MO 64063

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2011 Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce


2011 Lee's Summit Community Profile