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Welcome Lee’s Summit is the kind of place that has to be seen to be believed. We’re proud to be the kind of place where success is measured by the amount of time we get to spend with our family and friends, and not by the possessions we accumulate. Let’s go back to the beginning of the story, because an understanding of the past is fundamental to understanding the present. Inspired by our rich, colorful past which echoes its timeless cultural traditions, Lee’s Summit has been welcoming residents and visitors alike since 1865. It’s the kind of place that allows you to glimpse back in time and surround yourself with things that are real and true, things with character that provide a genuine appreciation for all those who have come before us. Lee’s Summit’s family and tradition serve as the backbone of the community. A community where folks can wrap their arms around the pace and direction of their lives. We think it may have something to do with the sense of spirit you find in the hearts of real people, with a high regard for their neighbors, doing small but responsible things to help make everyday life better for everyone in the community. Our historic downtown area boasts unique shops for those one-of-a-kind gifts and dozens of dining and entertainment options where you can just kick back, relax and be yourself. And with more than 100 community and cultural events throughout the year, not to mention our world-class weekly farmers market, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Yours Truly,

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Lee’s Summit is a vibrant and welcoming community at the height of Midwest hospitality and excellence as evidenced by our friendly citizens, historic past, numerous recognitions, and superior quality of life amenities. Our humble beginnings as the small, 11-block town of Strother with just a handful of citizens has been transformed over time into one of the largest cities in Missouri with more than 95,000 residents and a growing and diverse business community. Our city’s rich past will forever be steeped in our future through our small town values and commitment to historical preservation and revitalization as evidenced by our award-winning historic downtown district and neighborhoods. Lee’s Summit’s commitment to service quality continues to garner prestigious honors regionally and nationally. Among those notable recognitions: “Best Places to Live” in the state of Missouri and in the country; “#1 of the 10 Happiest MidSized Cities in America,” one of the “Safest Communities” in Missouri, and Silver Level Walk Friendly Community. Lee’s Summit is in a rare and distinguished position of being one of only 10 cities in the nation to hold four national level accreditations in its organization for Fire, Parks & Recreation, Police and Public Works services. Lee’s Summit offers superior public and private schools ranging from elementary to graduate level educational institutions. We are home to one of the best school systems in the country, receiving local, state and national awards for both academic and teaching excellence. Additionally, the Summit Technology Academy/Missouri Innovation Campus, which will house several nationally recognized programs

reshaping the way students experience education, will be completed in 2017. Shopping is an unforgettable experience in Lee’s Summit whether you are interested in unique specialty shops or the major retail shopping experience. In our town, recreational activities abound from top-notch recreation centers, to quality parks and trails system, to boating, fishing and other lake activities. Additionally, Lee’s Summit is home to an active and growing arts community along with festivals, special events and musical performances. Yes, still more than 150 years later, Lee’s Summit maintains its Midwestern warmth, charm and appeal with just the perfect amenities drawing visitors and new people while maintaining those who have called this city home for a lifetime. That’s what community is all about!

Yours Truly, Lee’s Summit Mayor Randy Rhoads


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Shopping & Dining Options Love to shop? You won’t be disappointed. Lee’s Summit is a dream for the most passionate shopper. Whether you’re into one-of-a-kind finds at local shops or name brands at national retailers, you’ll find it in Lee’s Summit. Grab your shopping list and hop to it!

DOWNTOWN LEE’S SUMMIT

Downtown Lee’s Summit, named a Great American Main Street, boasts locally owned specialty shops and an eclectic array of casual and fine dining. Downtown is a must for those looking for unique shopping and character galore! Amtrak service also is available in Downtown Lee’s Summit. For more information, visit downtownLS.org.

SUMMIT FAIR

Summit Fair, a 550,000-square-foot, open-air lifestyle center serves the growing, affluent southeast Jackson County area of the Kansas City metro. The center is anchored by Macy’s and JCPenney and features men’s and women’s fashion, casual eateries, sit-down restaurants and specialty retailers. For more information, visit summitfairshopping.com.

SUMMITWOODS CROSSING

SummitWoods Crossing, a 750,000-square-foot power center, is one of the largest in the region. Shop national tenants such as Lowe’s, TJ Maxx, Kohl’s, Best Buy, Men’s Wearhouse, Super Target and more. Make a day of it and eat at one of the several restaurant options you’ll find in the center. For more information, visit summitwoodsshopping.com.

DINING

Lee’s Summit offers a great mix of restaurants to satisfy any palate. From quaint coffee shops to mouthwatering BBQ, you won’t go hungry in Lee’s Summit. For a list of restaurants, visit LStourism.com.


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Festivals & Special Events FLIGHTS OF FANCY KITE FESTIVAL

The annual Flights of Fancy Kite Festival is known as the unofficial kick-off to spring. Kids of all ages will love this event on April 15, 2017 on the beautiful campus of MCC-Longview. While the mega kites provide the centerpiece of the festival, attendees also enjoy kite making, face painting, balloon artists, inflatables, kite races and a candy drop. For more information, visit kitefest.mcckc.edu.

DOWNTOWN DAYS

The Downtown Days Festival is June 2-4, 2017, spanning six blocks in the historic and award-winning Downtown Lee’s Summit central business district. Live entertainment, food vendors, carnival, arts and culture and much more are all part of the festivities. For more information, check out the event website at LeesSummitDowntownDays.com. In addition to Downtown Days, Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street hosts many events throughout the year, including the Emerald Isle Parade, Music in the Park, Fourth Fridays Art Walk, Boos, Barks & Badges Halloween Parade, Downtown Bunny Hop, Mayor’s Tree Lighting, and more. These events familyfriendly events are sure to provide lasting memories. For more information, visit downtownLS.org.

SMOKIN' ON THE SUMMIT

SMOKIN’ on the Summit BBQ is a Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned competition held annually the first weekend in June. This year’s 7th annual event will be June 2 & 3 at Unity Village. The event is a state championship qualifier with all teams competing for placement into the American Royal BBQ. For more information, visit smokinonthesummitbbq.com or e-mail info@smokinonthesummitbbq.com.

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Festivals & Special Events continued MUSIC IN THE PARK

The Music in the Park concert series is held at 6:30 p.m. Fridays in Howard Station Park, from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day. Grab your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy a variety of genres at these free concerts. For a band schedule and additional information, visit downtownLS.org or call 816.246.6598.

LEGACY BLAST

Legacy Blast celebrates America’s independence with a free fireworks extravaganza choreographed to music. This year’s event on July 3 (rainout date July 5) features food vendors, entertainers and inflatables on site before the fireworks. Bring the family and blankets for fun under the stars and a celebration of our freedom. For details, call 816.986.1500 or visit LSparks.net.

OKTOBERFEST

The Lee’s Summit Chamber’s annual Oktoberfest festival is held each year during the last full weekend in September, in historic downtown Lee’s Summit. More than 70,000 people transport themselves to the heart of Munich at this fall festival which includes a carnival, Biergarten, Kids Street, arts and crafts booths, sports tent, two stages of continuous entertainment, contests and authentic German meals and grilled brats. Mark your calendar now for September 22-24, 2017 (carnival only on Sunday). For more information, call 816.524.2424 or visit LSoktoberfest.com.

SUMMIT ART FESTIVAL

This annual Summit Art Festival is held in October in Historic Downtown Lee’s Summit. The 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. It includes small music venues and a “Kidz Zone” interactive art area. Entertainment and food vendors also are on hand. For more information, call 816.224.4634 or visit summitart.org.

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Attractions & Activities FARMERS MARKET

Taste the freshness at the top-ranked Farmers Market in the state, located at the corner of Second and Douglas streets. The market is open 7 a.m. to sell-out on Wednesdays and Saturdays, from the first Saturday in April to the Saturday before Thanksgiving, and features a wide variety of fresh, locally grown produce, plants, baked goods, handmade crafts and other savory treats. Visit downtownLS.org for more information.

FRONTIER JUSTICE

A premier firearms and shopping destination, Frontier Justice offers everything from training to products for the beginner, to the most accomplished firearms enthusiast. A huge selection of firearms and accessories are on display surrounded by the classroom, simulator room, café and ranges. Additionally, visit a boutique offering both men and ladies clothing, jewelry and furniture. Visit frontier-justice.com for more details.

LANDMARK2 SKATE CENTER

For more than 35 years, Landmark2 Skate Center has offered a friendly, safe and fun environment for skaters of all ages and skill levels. Whether you prefer roller skating, roller blading or just partying, there is always music playing and fun to be had. For details, call 816.524.2000 or visit landmark2skate.com.

PARADISE PARK

The official family-fun place for every season, Paradise Park features 15 acres of outdoor adventure and more than 38,000 square feet of indoor fun. Paradise Park’s unlimited fun includes mini-golf, go-karts, multiple laser tag arenas, rock climbing, batting cages, 2-story foam factory and endless games. The “Edutainment Center” features great children’s discovery activities integrated with educational experiences. The newest attraction, “Operation Laser Tag,” features a new 5,000-square-foot indoor/outdoor arena with multiple experiences to enjoy. The park is an ideal space for events throughout the year including fall harvest days, hayrides, summer concerts, birthday parties, event space and much more. For more information, visit Paradise-Park.com or call 816.246.5224. continued >>

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Attractions & Activities continued POWELL GARDENS

Just 15 miles east of Lee’s Summit lies Powell Gardens, a 970-acre, not-for-profit botanical garden. Set among lush rolling hills, Powell Gardens encompasses breathtaking gardens, nature trails, lakes, ponds and windswept meadows. Garden features include an interactive fountain garden, island garden, perennial garden, a rock and waterfall garden, a wildflower meadow, an indoor conservatory, ever-changing terrace gardens and native plantings. The 12-acre Heartland Harvest Garden is the nation’s largest edible landscape and includes more than 2,000 types of food plants, with tasting stations, demonstrations and guest chef dinners in its contemporary Missouri Barn. For more information, visit powellgardens.org or call 816.697.2600.

SKY ZONE

Sky Zone is the world’s first indoor trampoline park. They’re the inventors of fun fitness and the makers of trampolines as far as the eye can see. Combine one of the greatest workouts ever with awesome, healthy fun. Experience the weightlessness of bouncing, flipping and landing in a pit filled with 10,000 foam cubes. Birthday parties and private rentals are also available. Visit skyzone.com or call 816.457.0068 for more details.

STONEHAUS FARMS VINEYARD & WINERY

Stonehaus Farms features award-winning wines in a peaceful atmosphere, with panoramic views of the beautiful vineyards. The Garden Room is an excellent choice for events up to 48 people. The Fest Hall, a larger event facility with seating for up to 225. It’s the perfect place for weddings, receptions and corporate events. Located at 24607 NE Colbern Road, the winery’s deli offers various custom summer sausage, cheeses and crackers. Call 816.554.8800 or visit stonehausfarms.com for more information.

SUMMIT LANES

Whether you bowl strikes, spares or the occasional gutter ball, you’re bound to have a ball. Summit Lanes has been family owned and operated for more than 40 years and offers a variety of activities and family fun. For more information, call 816.524.3322 or visit summitlanes.com.

THE EXIT ROOM

The Exit Room is a premier escape adventure located in the historic downtown district providing an unforgettable live-action gaming experience. Teams are given exactly one hour to complete a mission to find the key to escape. They’ll make observations and maneuver rooms to overcome challenges lurking in every corner and locked drawer. For more information, call 816.434.5808 or visit theexitroomkc.com.

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Get your group together to solve various puzzles and codes hidden throughout escape rooms that will need to be cracked and assembled to escape before the time’s up. Divide and conquer or come together to collaborate and use critical thinking to solve the puzzles. Trapped KC is great for team building, small groups or family activities. Visit trappedkc.com or call 816.457.7410 for details.

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Historical Destinations LEE’S SUMMIT HISTORY MUSEUM

The Historical Society of Lee’s Summit maintains a museum in the 1939 Post Office building at 220 SW Main St., in downtown Lee’s Summit. The museum houses a number of historic artifacts, maps and photos of early Lee’s Summit. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Admission to the museum is free. For more information, visit leessummithistory.net.

MISSOURI TOWN 1855

Step back in time and take in the sights and sounds of Missouri in the 1800s. This one-time farming community extends over 30 sloping acres. It is a living history museum, offering more than 25 original structures with furnishings and equipment, in addition to hosts and tour guides in period attire, authentic field and garden crops, and rare breeds of livestock found in the mid-19th century. Missouri Town is located on the east side of Lake Jacomo in Fleming Park. Call 816.503.4860 or visit makeyourdayhere.com/historicsites for more information.

UNITY VILLAGE

Unity Village is home to the world headquarters of the Unity movement. Located just outside of Lee’s Summit, the 1,200-acre wooded campus features everything you need for your next corporate meeting or retreat including meeting space, catering, a bookstore, coffee shop and a hotel. For more information, call 816.524.3550 or visit unityvillage.org.

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LONGVIEW MANSION

Built in 1914 by Kansas City millionaire lumberman Robert A. Long, the farm was the largest construction project of its kind in the United States. Long and his famed daughter and horsewoman, Loula Long Combs, once greeted royalty, movie stars, and business magnates at the mansion. Today, Longview Mansion is a premier estate for weddings and special events. Groups of 10 or more visiting Lee’s Summit are invited to arrange a unique luncheon or dinner, including a guided tour of the historic mansion. For more information, call 816.761.6669 or visit longviewmansion.com.

HISTORIC TRAIN DEPOT

The historic train depot, built in 1905, is in the heart of downtown Lee’s Summit, surrounded by unique shops, boutiques and restaurants. The Depot underwent renovations in 2015 and currently houses the Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Council.

LEE’S SUMMIT HISTORICAL CEMETERY

Located between Second and Third streets, just west of 291 Highway, the Lee’s Summit Historical Cemetery is the final resting place of early Lee’s Summit citizens, including the Civil War guerrilla Cole Younger. For more information, call 816.969.7403.

LONE JACK BATTLEFIELD

Over two sweltering days in August 1862, Union and Confederate forces clashed on this battleground. Today, the site features a soldier’s cemetery and the only Civil War Museum in Jackson County. This is one of the few sites where the soldiers who perished there are buried on the spot where the battle raged. Designated as a National Cemetery, it houses a variety of displays, including battle artifacts, historical items, documents, memorabilia, photos of the soldiers and dioramas depicting various battles. Visit historiclonejack.org for more information.

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Recreational Activities LEE’S SUMMIT PARKS & RECREATION Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation manages 27 parks across more than 1,200 acres. Parks range in size and include a variety of sports venues, trails, 18-hole disc golf course, amphitheater and more. Legacy Park Community Center features a gym, racquetball courts, workout facilities, community rooms, and an indoor swimming pool. Throughout Lee’s Summit, one can find playgrounds, sand volleyball, skate parks, bike trails, dog parks and much more. LEGACY PARK Legacy Park is 692 acres and includes 12 soccer fields, 16 baseball fields, eight softball fields and three football fields. The park also includes three shelters, Legacy Park Community Center, 18-hole disc golf course, amphitheater, destination playground, 4.7 mile trail and a fishing dock for the 22 acre lake. The lake can be used for non-motorized boating and fishing and paddle boarding. LEA McKEIGHAN PARK The renovated park on the south side features a .6 mile trail, fishing pond, Jupiter XXL Jungle Gym, Spaceball and Speedway Zip Line. The north side holds its own with a skate park, two ball diamonds and four lighted sand volleyball courts. DOG PARKS Dogwood Park is the newest off-leash dog park, featuring a splash pad to cool dogs off, a comfort station for the humans, and five acres for canines to run around a .3 mile paved trail. In addition, Happy Tails Park continues to be popular with four-legged and two-legged patrons. It includes a human playground just outside the enclosed area, a paved trail, and agility area and a comfort station. SPLASH PARK Miller J. Fields Park boasts a recently constructed splash park to cool down the summertime with some water fun. The park also includes two large playgrounds, three baseball diamonds, a shelter and picnic area and more. For more information, call 816.969.1500 or visit lsparks.net. continued >>

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Recreational Activities continued JACKSON COUNTY PARKS + REC

RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES

Beaches, lakes, campgrounds, historic sites and more makeyourdayhere.com ARCHERY – LANDAHL PARK The Landahl Archery Range serves as the host site for several tournaments including state and national tournaments. The range consists of scenic shooting trails nestled into the woods where wildlife is abundant. A wheelchair accessible practice range also is available for sharpening your skills. The Landahl Archery Range is open to the public from 8 a.m. to sunset mid-April through October. Daily and annual permits are available. BEACHES AND LAKES There’s no need to travel to the ocean to experience the fun of playing in the sand, building a sand castle or splashing around in the water. Longview Lake and Blue Springs Lake offer beach facilities for patrons looking for a unique recreational experience. Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, these unique Jackson County gems are staffed by highly trained lifeguards and offer a safe environment for visitors of all ages. Season passes, group rates (20 or more with 48 hour notice) and birthday party packages are available. For more information about Jackson County Parks + Rec beaches, please call 816.503.4878 or visit makeyourdayhere.com/beaches. CAMPGROUNDS The Jackson County Parks System has the distinction of being one of the oldest park departments in the United States, dating back to 1922. Through the years the park has expanded from its original 32 acres to 21,000 acres featuring 238 camp sites. Campers from all over the United States stay in Jackson County Park campgrounds. Sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis with attendants at each site. Advance reservations are required at all campgrounds. Call 816.503.4805 for reservations and information or visit makeyourdayhere. com/campgrounds. EQUESTRIAN PARK Located on the south end of Longview Lake is the Longview Equestrian Park. This multi-use area spread across 54 acres is perfect for riding, jumping and showing. This site hosts weekend saddle and carriage competitions April through October. The beautiful facility is equipped with a lighted show area, cross country course, carriage obstacle course and stalls for 115 horses. Equestrian trails located in Lee’s Summit include Longview Park and Blue and Gray Park. A trailer permit is required. Call 816.503.4805 for more information.

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MARINAS AND BOAT RENTAL Longview Lake and Blue Springs Lake have full service marinas offering pontoon rental. Lake Jacomo Marina offers pontoon boats, fishing boats, paddle boats, kayaks and canoes, as well as all the gear you will need to make your day at the lake complete. Call or go online at makeyourdayhere.com/marinas. Lake Jacomo – 816.795.8888 Blue Springs Lake – 816.795.1112 Longview Lake – 816.966.0131 RADIO-CONTROLLED AIRFIELDS AND LAKE For the radio-controlled airplane enthusiast, Jackson County Parks + Rec offers three radio controlled airfields. Fleming Park boasts a paved airstrip, while Longview Lake Park and Blue River Parkway offer grass airstrips. The radio-controlled airfields are open year round, weather permitting. All airfields are open to the public and supported by local radio controlled flying clubs. Daily and annual permits are available. For the radio controlled boating enthusiast, Alex George Lake is open to RC Boating from May through October.

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Transportation AMTRAK

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 Kansas City, 2200 Main Street, or you may purchase a ticket once on board. Reservations are required.

LEE’S SUMMIT MUNICIPAL AIRPORT

The Lee’s Summit Municipal Airport is currently owned and operated by the City of Lee’s Summit. It has two runways – one 4,000 by 75 and the other 3,800 by 75 ft. The airport has 23 buildings and has many tie-down spots housing 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 and hangar facilities in 2017 to better accommodate business and corporate users. Call 816.969.1800 for details.

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Arts & Culture Lee’s Summit is a city that believes in the arts…all the arts. Embrace your creativity and enjoy an array of live performances, artist exhibits and so much more right here in Lee’s Summit.

FOURTH FRIDAYS ART WALKS

Stroll the streets of historic Downtown Lee’s Summit and enjoy local artists, music, theater and more on the fourth Friday of each month, March through August. Fourth Fridays Art Walks are free and open to the public. For more information, visit downtownLS.org.

LEE’S SUMMIT SYMPHONY

Each year, thousands of people enjoy the sounds of the Lee’s Summit Symphony. The Symphony performs five live concerts each year and also provides youth education through partnerships with the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District and MCC-Longview. 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 boasting a community symphony. For more information, visit lssymphony.org.

MCC–LONGVIEW CULTURAL ARTS CENTER

MCC-Longview Cultural Arts Center is a visual art and entertainment venue. The center is host to public community concerts, theatre, meetings and professional art exhibits. It’s also used for activities such as the Longview Literary Festival, community and student art exhibits and academic theater/music performances. For more information and scheduled events, call 816.604.2200.

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POTTER’S HAVEN ART STUDIO

Pick out your favorite piece of bisque from a large selection of paint and decorate to your heart’s desire. Your piece will be glazed and fired in a kiln to create that one-of-a-kind piece of art. For those younger artists Potter’s Haven offers smaller pieces that can be painted with acrylic paint and taken home the same day. Visit pottershavenartstudio.com for more information.

SUMMIT ART

Summit Art encourages and promotes the visual arts, art education and humanities throughout Lee’s Summit and surrounding communities. Artist members interact with their artistic peers and learn how to improve their craft. Summit Art also provides public art education through Got Art Gallery, which is run by Summit Art, and strives to increase business and community participation in the arts through exhibits and public art. More than 80 artists have the opportunity to display their work at Saint Luke’s East Hospital. Check the calendar at summitart.org for upcoming events.

SUMMIT THEATRE GROUP

Summit Theatre Group was founded in 2011 by a diverse group of Lee’s Summit citizens who joined together to bring live community theatre back to our city after a 10-year hiatus. After having completed several successful seasons, the group continues to provide unique and original theatre experiences to audiences and participants alike. To learn how to get involved in upcoming shows and performances, visit summittheatre.org or their Facebook page ‘Summit Theatre Group.’

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Unleash your inner artist at Wine & Design where all you have to do is sign up, show up, sip and paint. The studio offers a variety of paintings to choose from and can accommodate private parties, team building and other fun events. The design on wheels program will even come to your business or home to host a wine & design party. For details about painting, call 816.875.9707 or visit wineanddesign.com LSTOURISM.COM • 23


Public Education LEE’S SUMMIT R-7 SCHOOL DISTRICT

Lee’s Summit R-7 School District continues to focus on offering a quality education for each student. The district currently operates 18 elementary schools, three middle schools, three high schools, a technology academy, an alternative school, a special-education day treatment facility and Great Beginnings Early Education Center. Currently, the district has approximately 17,730 students K-12.

K-12 EDUCATION

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. In April 2015, the R-7 community approved a no-tax-increase bond issue currently funding construction of a new Summit Technology Academy/Missouri Innovation Campus, as well as facility renovations at each R-7 school. The district is currently involved in a schoolimprovement initiative known as Professional Learning Communities which emphasizes student learning and success for each child. Academic excellence is further exemplified by the district’s high rankings on statewide and nationally recognized tests. R-7 graduating seniors scored well on ACT college exams with a composite score of 23.3, well above the state average of 21.7. The R-7 Class of 2014 earned more than $28.6 million in scholarship potential. 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 that advance student learning and encourage community involvement.

SCHOOL BOARD

President Bob White Vice President Adam Rutherford Bill Baird Phyllis Balagna Julie Doane Terri Harmon Chris Storms

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Public Education continued SUMMIT TECHNOLOGY ACADEMY

Summit Technology Academy provides high school juniors and seniors an industry-aligned, accelerated academic experience in a college environment. Industry-recognized faculty provide an applied curriculum that is developed, supported and updated by industry and university partners. Career-oriented students build competencies specific to colleges and sought out by industry. The Academy is operated by the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District. Any student from among the 12 area alliance partner districts including home school and private school may apply. Programs are offered in engineering, computer science, health science and creative science. The teachers prepare high school students for their educational journey while immersing them in their chosen career path through a variety of on-site field experiences in local businesses, such as hospitals, city offices, engineering firms, data centers and biomedical labs. Summit Technology Academy is also home to The Missouri Innovation Campus, a unique partnership involving the R-7 School District, MCC-Longview and the University of Central Missouri. The Missouri Innovation Campus has been recognized by the state’s governor and the U.S. President for its visionary approach to education. Visit sta.lsr7.org or call 816.986.3410 for more information.

BLUE SPRINGS R-4 SCHOOL DISTRICT

The Blue Springs R-4 School District has a longstanding tradition of excellence in education and a superior commitment to students and staff. The district’s enrollment exceeds 14,500 students and includes children from Blue Springs, Grain Valley, Independence, Lake Tapawingo and Lee’s Summit, as the district covers more than 58 square miles. Student achievement is the top priority in the Blue Springs R-4 School District and the district received the highest score of any in the Kansas City metro area on the Annual Performance Report from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). In addition, the district has 14 consecutive Distinction in Performance Awards. These honors are based on the outstanding student achievement, high student attendance and superior programs offered in the Blue Springs R-4 School District. The district also has a highly qualified staff of professionals in the classroom inspiring students to reach their potential. More than 85 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 meeting both state and national standards. Outside the classroom, students also are offered a vast array of extracurricular activities. The district 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.

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Private Education OUR LADY OF THE PRESENTATION CATHOLIC SCHOOL

Our Lady of the Presentation School is a Catholic, kindergarten through eighth grade school, located in Lee’s Summit, serving 470 students. OLP is accredited by Advanced Accrediting Association and Missouri Nonpublic School Accrediting Association. A recipient of the 2014 National Blue Ribbon School Award and the 2014 Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year Award, OLP believes that education is a lifelong process that should include the spiritual, emotional and physical aspects of the child in addition to the academic development. They believe the home, the parish, the community and the school are partners with the student in the educational process. Each student is a unique individual whose needs must be addressed in the educational process. Visit olplsschool.org or call 816.251.1150 for more information.

SUMMIT CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

Summit Christian Academy offers pre-school through high school, with an enrollment of approximately 800 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, SCA offers college-prep curriculum and a full-range of extracurricular and competitive athletic programs. This nondenominational Christian school partners with more than 129 area churches. SCA students represent the face of the Christian community. Visit summitchristian-academy.org or call 816.525.1480 for more information.

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Higher Education AVILA UNIVERSITY

Avila University, a Catholic University sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, is a values-based community of learning providing liberal arts, professional, undergraduate and graduate education to prepare students for responsible lifelong contributions to the global community. Located at 11901 Wornall Rd., Avila serves a community of learners with diverse backgrounds and needs by providing a variety of educational formats. Avila also offers on-campus living, athletics, theatre and many events held throughout the year. For details, visit avila.edu or call 816.501.2400.

BAKER UNIVERSITY

As Kansas’ top-ranked private university, Baker University recognizes the need for formal learning continued throughout life. Baker’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies meets the needs of working adults by offering convenient programs that start year-round and allow students to earn a degree without dramatically altering their lifestyle. Baker graduates earn higher average salaries than graduates from any other Kansas university, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Find out about the variety of undergraduate and graduate classes at Baker’s Lee’s Summit campus by calling 816.347.0559 or visiting bakeru.edu.

COLUMBIA COLLEGE-KANSAS CITY

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 College-Kansas City helps individuals reach their goal of earning an affordable college degree. Students may enroll in classes on campus, online or a combination of both. By offering six, 8-week sessions a year, Columbia College allows students to begin their coursework during the time of year that works best for them. Columbia College-Kansas City is located at 4240 Blue Ridge Blvd., The Blue Ridge Tower, Suite 400, Kansas City, Mo. For additional information, call 816.795.1515 or visit ccis.edu/kansascity. LSTOURISM.COM • 27


Higher Education continued KU EDWARDS CAMPUS

KU Edwards campus is the leading provider of evolving educational resources for working professionals in Kansas City and beyond. Located in Overland Park, Kan., the campus provides more than 40 undergraduate, graduate and certificate offerings allowing working professionals to bolster résumés and explore specializations. In addition, it offers a variety skills-building professional development training through KU Professional & Continuing Education. Its MetroKC tuition rate offers in-state rates for Missouri residents in 11 counties. Learn more at EdwardsCampus.KU.edu.

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL MISSOURI

University of Central Missouri Lee’s Summit’s facility 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.

MCC-LONGVIEW

MCC-Longview is the educational home to several thousand 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. Many certificate programs also provide students with highly marketable skills that can be completed in one year or less. MCC-Longview was a Time Magazine’s 2001 “College of the Year,” Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce 2013 “Res in Motus” Business of the Year and a 2015 national Bellwether award Top Ten finalist for Workforce Development. For more information, call 816.604.1000 or visit mcckc.edu/longview.

NATIONAL AMERICAN UNIVERSITY

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 "real-world 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

Park University in Independence, Mo., offers undergraduate programs in an accelerated format so students can quickly earn their degree. Additionally, 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 a large provider of online education to the military. Park offers competitive tuition rates, academic excellence and full accreditation. For more information, call 816.584.6560 or visit park.edu/indp. 28 • 2017 COMMUNITY PROFILE

Area Vocational School Joe Herndon Vocational School

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Nearest Colleges & Universities Avila University* Baker University* Columbia College-Kansas City* MCC-Longview* National American University* Park University-Independence Campus* University of Central Missouri*

816.501.2400 816-347-0559 816.795.1515 816.672.2000 816.600.3900 816.584.6560 816.347.1612

Within 20 Miles DeVry Institute of Technology KU Edwards Campus Ottawa University Rockhurst College University of MO/Kansas City University of Phoenix Vatterott College Webster University William Woods University

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Lee’s Summit Means Business In this part of the country, it’s all about hard work and a moral sense of responsibility. We say what we mean and we do what we say. Nowhere is this more evident than right here in Lee’s Summit. We pride ourselves in being a haven where big ideas can flourish and are nourished. Our City’s collaborative culture provides the foundation for our local businesses to not only take root, but more importantly to successfully compete on the regional, national and international stage. Our fertile business environment makes us the economic driver of eastern Jackson County and the surrounding areas. In 2014, the City launched the Lee’s Summit Development Center, a one-of-a-kind public/private partnership between the City and the investor-supported Economic Development Council designed to streamline development projects. The two entities work to successfully tag-team business and development projects. The EDC focuses on the upfront

activities of identifying potential projects and assisting with expansion opportunities, including incentives and site selection, while the City focuses on providing a highly efficient business and development portal aimed at reducing red tape involved in the application processes and speeding up incentive and zoning approvals, infrastructure improvements and other issues related to site delivery. Within the Development Center, staff is trained to help and assist with whatever business or development needs may arise. They are the “go to” people who coach and guide applicants, developers and their teams through the regulatory process so they understand what is needed, why it is needed, and anticipate future needs from these customers. The Development Center’s ultimate goal is to ensure that everyone who has experienced the business or development process, or had interaction with the City, has a positive experience and is willing to share that experience with others.

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The Lee’s Summit Economic Development Council takes pride in being known as one of the most responsive, resourceful, innovative and collaborative business environments in the Kansas City metro area. It is our pleasure to serve all those with a sincere interest in investing, relocating and expanding their business in Lee’s Summit. We invite you to visit us online to see what we can do for you and your business.

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Business continued The EDC is a member supported, public-private sector partnership devoted to improving the economic well-being of residents and businesses in Lee’s Summit through its stated mission of attracting and retaining business investment and jobs by partnering with allies to create and market a high-quality-of-life, pro-business community.

a proactive business environment that allows members to stay relevant, responsive and resourceful in today’s rapidly changing 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.

Once a business settles in Lee’s Summit, the Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to supporting, enriching and improving the area’s economic environment. By joining the largest chamber in Eastern Jackson County, members benefit through networking and collaboration with 1,000 other companies that are led by the area’s best and brightest businessmen and businesswomen.

Lee’s Summit’s more than 2,300 businesses are concentrated in the professional services, education, health care, advanced manufacturing, information technology and construction trades, and the job outlook for the City is strong, with 45,000 new jobs projected to be added in the next 15 years.

BUSINESS & INDUSTRY

Working together since 1946, The Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce has discovered innovative and flexible solutions that have resulted in the continued growth of member businesses as well as ensuring the success of 37,000 employees. The Chamber represents

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With more than 95,000 residents, Lee’s Summit is the sixth largest city in Missouri and ranks among the state’s fastest growing cities, with its population doubling from 1990 to 2015. The City enjoys one of the state’s highest median family incomes, averaging $77,000, with a 91 percent high school graduation rate from Lee’s Summit’s award-winning public schools.


A comprehensive community study conducted by North Star Destination Strategies in 2015 identified dual-income, community-minded families as a defining demographic for Lee’s Summit. The average home price in Lee’s Summit is $198,000.

today and helps communicate Lee’s Summit’s community assets, which include a progressive government and visionary leadership, a quality urban lifestyle supported by a diversified economic base, excellent educational institutions, professional local government and a superior workforce.

Recognizing that growing Lee’s Summit’s business community was a top priority, the City of Lee’s Summit in 2012 underwent an aggressive brand and imaging campaign designed to attract more investment and development. The result was the launch of Lee’s Summit’s “Yours Truly” campaign, a marketing collaboration that included the Chamber of Commerce, the City of Lee’s Summit, Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street, the Lee’s Summit Economic Development Council and the private sector. With everyone working together, the City was able to craft a timely and relevant messaging platform that resonated with its targeted audience. The “Yours Truly” campaign underscores the collective belief that staying relevant is the main challenge facing businesses

At Your Service... Subscribing to the belief that tomorrow’s economic growth demands smarter forward thinking (and doing) today, the City of Lee’s Summit introduced the Business and Development Center. A first-of-its-kind “concierge service” makes the business and development process a whole lot easier from start to finish. But don’t just take our word for it, come see what we can do for you and your business.

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Welcome Home You won’t find too many cities with a population of more than 95,000 residents that can still maintain the character and charm of a small town. Lee’s Summit is a vibrant community that still believes in family fun and community celebrations. It’s about knowing your neighbors and the feeling of hometown pride, even if you’ve just moved here. Lee’s Summit’s unique makeup continues to garner prestigious honors both regionally and nationally. Among them…”Best Places to Live,” “#1 of the 10 Happiest Mid-sized Cities in America,” one of the “safest communities” and a “Silver Level Walk Friendly Community.” 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 and New Longview’s innovative mixed-use redevelopment affords a vibrant urban experience. Both areas of town allow residents to walk to a local coffee shop, school or neighborhood parks. Whether your preference is to live in a national award-winning subdivision, a country atmosphere, a historic downtown home, 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. Additionally, 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 choose from the many assisted living facilities. To find a list of retirement facilities, visit LSchamber.com and navigate to the “membership directory.”

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Exceptional Health Care Today, the health care industry is one of the top growth industries in Lee’s Summit. If you live or work in Lee’s Summit, you’ll be happy to know that more than 1,000 physicians, nurses, technicians and medical support personnel serve nearly 60 distinct health and wellness categories. Whether you’re in need of a hospital, physician practice, dental care or home health care, you can find it in Lee’s Summit.

LEE’S SUMMIT MEDICAL CENTER

Lee’s Summit Medical Center is a full-service hospital and level III trauma center with a 24/7 emergency department, an accredited chest pain center, certified primary stroke center and earned a level II designation by Missouri’s Time Critical Diagnosis System for providing timely, definitive stroke care for the best outcomes for survival and recovery. Lee’s Summit Medical Center’s medical staff covers a variety of specialties, including orthopedics, cardiology, oncology, imaging, surgical and more. Lee’s Summit Medical Center was named one of the nation’s top performing hospitals on key quality measures and recognized for the third consecutive year for exemplary performance in using evidencebased clinical processes shown to improve care for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical patients. Lee’s Summit Medical Center has been nationally recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of the 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare and was most recently named as one of the nation’s “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare 2015” from Becker’s Hospital Review based on benefits offerings, wellness initiatives and unity among employees. For more information about the hospital, health education classes or the services currently offered at Lee's Summit Medical Center, please visit leessummitmedicalcenter.com or call 816.282.5000.

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Exceptional Health Care continued SAINT LUKE’S EAST HOSPITAL Founded as a faith-based, not-for-profit organization, their 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 saintlukeskc.org/east or call 816.347.5000.

TRUMAN MEDICAL CENTER LAKEWOOD Truman Medical Center Lakewood, conveniently located at 7900 Lee’s Summit Road, is a 110-bed full-service community hospital with a 188-bed long term care center. Saint Luke's East Hospital is part of a comprehensive health care campus serving Lee's Summit and surrounding communities. It sets the standard for patient satisfaction, consistently ranking among the top in the Kansas City area. The state-of-the-art facility offers an extensive range of inpatient and outpatient services. Patients have access to an emergency department with a level III trauma unit; diagnostic center; NAPBC accredited breast center with 3-D mammography; hip and knee center; heart care services (including a cardiac catheterization lab); surgical services (offering minimally invasive procedures using a da Vinci surgical robot); a level III neonatal intensive care unit; an intensive care unit equipped with Saint Luke’s eICU (a technologically advanced patient monitoring system), and obstetrical services. Expanded oncology services also provide patients in Eastern Jackson County access to the full range of Saint Luke’s Cancer Institute’s experts in one convenient location. Services include medical oncology, radiation therapy and an Image Renewal Center. Patients needing advanced treatment for heart or stroke care have immediate access to care protocols established by the renowned Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute and Saint Luke’s Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute.

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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 community and family medicine, orthopedics, OB/Gyn and an inpatient older adult psychiatric unit. The orthopedic service specializes in total joint replacement of knees and hips, and has received the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Excellence. The new hospital houses enhanced services and new facilities including an expanded emergency department, a surgery center, an 8-bed intensive care unit, and medical/surgery inpatient suites. Lakewood Family Birthplace provides patients access to 19 spacious private rooms and a level II NICU. 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, visit trumed.org or call TMC Lakewood at 816.404.7000.


History of Lee’s Summit More than 150 years ago, the small 11-block Town of Strother was founded by William B. Howard. Howard came to this area from Kentucky with the idea of creating a town. He purchased land for a farm and eventually began establishing a town by purchasing land in what is now the downtown district, making sure that every other lot was dedicated to the railroad rightof-way for the Pacific Rail Road. On October 15, 1865, town lots were offered for sale by Howard. Eventually, the name of the town had to be changed because another town in Missouri was called Strother. In November 1868, the name was changed to the Town of

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Lee’s Summit or Lea’s Summit as some historians believe, by popular demand of the local citizens which by this time was around 200. The “Summit” portion of the name came because the town was on the highest point between St. Louis and Kansas City. There are differing ideas as to where the name Lee originated. Some historians believe that the town was named after Robert E. Lee, a noted general in the Civil War. Others believe it was named after Dr. Pleasant Lea, a local physician who came to this area from Cleveland, Tenn. He was a much beloved family physician who was killed during the Border War which began in 1855. This war predated the Civil War by several years.


Lee’s Summit has had many interesting people travel across its boundaries. One such person is Cole Younger, who came from a wealthy family that resided in nearby Harrisonville, Mo. His father Henry Washington Younger was a wealthy merchant and land owner. His mother Bursheba Fristoe Younger was the daughter of Richard Fristoe, a prominent Jackson County judge. The two were married when she was 13 and they later had 14 children. It was the circumstances of the Border War that caused Cole and many others like Jesse and Frank James to end up in a life of crime. The Younger family, like many other families in this area, was well-educated and very religious. When Henry was assassinated, the lives of the Younger family became woven into the fabric of the viciousness of the times. Cole, Bob and Jim Younger, along with the James brothers and some of their friends formed the James Younger gang and began a life of crime holding up banks, stages and trains. Cole, Jim and Bob were captured in a failed bank robbery in Northfield, Minn., where he spent 25 years in prison. Cole came back to Lee’s Summit a reformed man and was eventually baptized into the Christian Church. Longview Farm, which was built in 1913 by lumber baron R.A. Long, was considered the “Most Beautiful Farm in the World.” Its rolling acres housed a horse farm, cattle, hogs, a greenhouse and a dairy operation. The farm had its own water supply, telephone operation and electricity plant. The most important crop at Longview was the horses that were born and bred there. Longview was known for the important horse shows and sales that were held on their grounds. Leaders and celebrities from all over the world came to Longview Farm. The hostess and main resident of Longview was R.A.’s daughter, Loula Long. Loula had loved horses from the time she was three and became an accomplished horsewoman who competed all over the world. Her most noted competition class was the Carriage Class where she showed her beloved Hackney ponies. Loula married Pryor Combs and the two lived at beautiful Longview. Eventually Loula and her sister America donated land for Longview College. The mansion where Loula lived and entertained is still in existence and has become an event facility where weddings and important meetings and dinners take place. For additional information on the history of Lee's Summit, stop by the Lee’s Summit History Museum located at 220 SW Main Street. The Lee's Summit Historical Society can be reached at 816.525.9440 or by visiting leessummithistory.net.

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FAQ & Contacts 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. Water Utilities: To start water service, call 816.969.1900 or stop by City Hall, 220 Green St. Electrical Service: KCP&L 816.471.5275 Gas Service: Missouri Gas Energy, 800.582.1234 Telephone Service: Arrange for residential or commercial telephone service with AT&T, Google Fiber, Verizon or CenturyLink. Enroll Children in School: R-7 School District Office, 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. Housing: If you need a house or apartment, you can begin by contacting a real estate agency or consulting the Lee's Summit Journal at 816.234.4636; Lee’s Summit Tribune at 816.524.0061; the Examiner, 816.254.8600 or the Kansas City Star at 816.234.4545. Relocating: When relocating from out of state, driver's license testing is done at 1920 NE Independence Ave., or call 816.622.0720. For instate driver's license renewal, visit 316 SW Blue Parkway, or call 816.944.4000. For commercial driver's license information, call 816.622.0718. Pet Licenses: To purchase required pet licenses, visit 220 SE Green St. or call 816.969.7405. For all other city licenses, call 816.969.1000. Register to Vote: Call the Election Board at 816.325.4600. Certificates: Certified copies of most birth and death certificates from the state of Missouri can be printed at the Jackson County Health Department. Call 816.404.6415 or write to the Jackson County Health Department at 313 S Liberty, Independence, Missouri 64050. Birth and Death certificates can also be obtained by calling 573.751.6387 for birth records and 573.751.6370 for death records.

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EMERGENCY Emergency:.......................................................................911 Police:............................................................... 816.969.1700 Police non-emergency after hours:................. 816.969.7390 Fire:.................................................................. 816.969.1300 Ambulance:...................................................... 816.969.1300 Lee's Summit Medical Center:......................... 816.282.5000 Saint Luke’s East Hospital:.............................. 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:............................................ 816.969.1800 Animal Control:................................................ 816.969.1640 Cemetery:........................................................ 816.969.1590 Chamber of Commerce:.................................. 816.524.2424 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 Lee’s Summit Symphony:................................ 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:....................................................... 800.275.8777 Public Works:................................................... 816.969.1800 Social Services:................................................. 816.525.4357 SERVICES American Red Cross:........................................ 816.931.8400 Amtrak:..........................................................1.800.USA.RAIL Better Business Bureau:................................... 816.421.7800 Bi-County United Way:.................................... 816.472.4289 Cable: Time Warner Cable:................................... 816.358.8833 Comcast:..................................................... 816.795.1100 Google Fiber:.............................................. 866.777.7550 Division of Family Services:.............................. 816.889.2000 Drivers License Renewal:................................. 816.944.4000 Drivers License Testing:................................... 816.622.0720 Drug & Alcohol Abuse (DARE):........................ 816.969.1700 Hope House:.................................................... 816.461.4188 Housing Authority:........................................... 816.524.1100 Kansas City Star:............................................... 816.234.4545 Lee’s Summit Journal:...................................... 816.234.4636 Lee’s Summit Tribune:..................................... 816.524.0061 Narcotics Anonymous:..................................... 816.531.2250 Phone: AT&T........................................................... 855.637.9526 CenturyLink................................................ 855.707.4993

Google Fiber............................................... 844.363.4237 Verizon....................................................... 816.347.0331 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 The Examiner:.................................................. 816.254.8600 Trash: Deffenbaugh:.............................................. 913.631.3300 American Waste Systems:......................... 816.966.8785 Constable Sanitation:................................. 816.204.1192 State, County & Federal FDIC: ........................ 816.234.8000 Jackson County Courthouse:........................... 816.881.4400 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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Elected Officials UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT President Donald Trump The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Washington, D.C., 20500 202.456.1414 whitehouse.gov Senator Claire McCaskill 717 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C., 20510 202.224.6154 mccaskill.senate.gov/contact Senator Roy Blunt 260 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, D.C., 20510 202.224.5721 Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, District 5 1641 Longworth House Office Building Washington, D.C., 20515 202.225.4535 house.gov/cleaver MISSOURI STATE GOVERNMENT Missouri Governor Eric Greitens P.O. Box 720 Jefferson City, MO 65102 573.751.3222 Lt. Governor Mike Parsons 224 State Capitol, Jefferson City, MO 65101 573.751.4727

Will Kraus - District 8 Room 418 • 573.751.1464 will.kraus@senate.mo.gov John Rizzo - District 11 573.751.3074 john.rizzo@senate.mo.gov HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Rick Brattin - District 055 Room 114C • 573.751.3783 rick.brattin@house.mo.gov Mike Cierpiot - District 030 Room 302B • 573.751.0907 mike.cierpiot@house.mo.gov Gary Cross - District 035 Room 112 • 573.751.1459 gary.cross@house.mo.gov Rebecca Roeber - District 034 Room 116-3 • 573.751.1456 rebecca.roeber@house.mo.gov Joe Runions - District 037 Room 101F • 573.751.9469 joe.runions@house.mo.gov Dan Stacy - District 031 573.751.8636 dan.stacy@house.mo.gov

SENATE S. Kiki Curls - District 9 Room 434 • 573.751.3158 shalonn.curls@senate.mo.gov

COUNTY REPRESENTATIVES Frank White II County Executive 415 E. 12th St. Kansas City, MO 64106 816.881.3000

Ed Emery - District 31 Room 431 • 573.751.2108 ed.emery@senate.mo.gov

Theresa Galvin County Legislator - 6th District 816.881.3132

Jason Holsman - District 7 Room 329 • 573.751.6607 jason.holsman@senate.mo.gov

Garry Baker 1st District At-Large Legislator 816.881.4477

LEE’S SUMMIT GOVERNMENT Mayor Randall L. Rhoads 816.524.8245 Randy.Rhoads@cityofls.net DISTRICT ONE Mayor Pro Tem Rob Binney 816.289.1929 Rob.Binney@cityofls.net Diane Forte 816.537.8958 Diane.Forte@cityofLS.net DISTRICT TWO Craig Faith 816.204.4763 Craig.Faith@cityofls.net Trish Carlyle 816.309.6364 Trish.Carlyle@cityofLS.net DISTRICT THREE Phyllis Edson 816.352.6885 Phyllis.Edson@cityofLS.net Diane Seif 816.668.3658 Diane.Seif@cityofLS.net DISTRICT FOUR Chris Moreno 816.774.1303 Chris.Moreno@cityofls.net Dave Mosby 816.246.1315 Dave.Mosby@cityofls.net

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