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Welcome to Lee’s Summit… lee’s summit is an ideal place to live and work, providing a desirable lifestyle without the stuffy attitude. it’s easy to fall in love with lee’s summit for the high-quality, affordable housing in safe neighborhoods paired with fine schools, eclectic shopping and excellent health care facilities. located a mere 20 minutes from the center of Kansas city and nestled between two major highways, our residents and visitors enjoy convenient access to all of the big-city amenities, attractions and cultural avenues.

lee’s summit is known as a familyfriendly community has become one of the most envied cites in the metropolitan area. our city has received national recognition for the downtown district and Parks and Recreation department. lee’s summit is filled with amazing places and smiling faces. With over 100 community events a year, there is always something fun to do in lee’s summit. come visit and see for yourself, you can’t help but smile! –Lee’s Summit Chamber Visitors Council

220 SE Main Street • Lee’s Summit, Mo 64063 • 816-524-2424 / Fax 816-524-5246 lschamber.com • lstourism.com this is a metromedia publication. 4210 shawnee mission Parkway, suite 314A, fairway, Ks 66205, 913-951-8440. copyright © 2012, metromedia.

inS iDe City’s Welcome ............................4 Housing..........................................6 Community Life ...........................8 Festivals & Special Events.............8 Shopping & Dining ....................10 Attractions ..................................12 Historical Destinations...............14 Recreation ..................................16 Transportation ............................18

Culture ........................................ 20 Education.................................... 22 Public .........................................22 Private ........................................24 Higher Education .......................26

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Welcome to the Good Life An article from the City of Lee’s Summit Lee’s Summit represents the peak of Midwest hospitality, from our citizens to our outstanding quality-of-life features. Through superior leadership and community visioning, Lee’s Summit has become the sixth largest city in Missouri population-wise with more than 91,000 residents and a growing, diverse business community. We are fortunate to have a structured network of enthusiastic, dedicated citizens actively engaged in opportunities 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 currently in the implementation phase under the city’s program Lee’s Summit 360°: Charting Tomorrow. There have been several exciting developments for our community as a result of this latest strategic planning effort. Citizens can now learn about the benefits of sustainable practices at the new “Green on Green” Sustainability Fair featuring exhibitors of “green” products and information. Another community event formed through LS360 is the “Education Summit,” a forum for members of the educational community to explore opportunities in the areas of lifelong learning, employment skills 4•

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training, funding and diversity. There is also an annual “Nonprofit Summit” for community stakeholders to exchange ideas, pool resources and learn from one another. Lee’s Summit is one of the first communities in the metropolitan area to adopt a Livable Streets Resolution. This philosophy takes into account the accessibility of roadways for all users – bicyclists, pedestrians, public transportation vehicles and passenger vehicles. The adoption of Livable Streets contributed to the City achieving a “Bronze Level” Walk Friendly Community designation in 2011 by the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center. The City also received an “Honorable Mention” in 2010 and 2011 from the League of American Bicyclists for our work thus far to encourage bicycling. Lee’s Summit is also known for our stateof-the art technology provided to citizens and visitors. For the third consecutive year, Lee’s Summit was recognized for our technological savvy with the “Digital Cities Award” in 2008, 2009 and 2010. Our community is home to a variety of cultural and 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 reliable information about the City of Lee’s Summit, visit cityofls.net or call (816) 969-1000. Receive trustworthy City information: • Sign-up at Nixle.com to receive information on emergencies and snow removal updates 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. Lee’s Summit is a Charter city, organized under the Mayor-Council-City Manager system. The fiscal year begins on July 1 of a given year. All council members are elected by districts for a four-year term. To determine your council district call, City Hall at 816-969-1000. –City of Lee’s Summit, Mo.

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housing Precipitation:

Driest Month: Wettest Month: Annual Average:

January Normal 1.30 in. June Normal 5.47 in. Rain: 37.62 in. Snow: 16.88 in.

Size: 65.24 Square Miles Climate:

Coldest Month: Hottest Month:

January July

Normal low 23F Normal high 87F

Welcome Home Thinking about moving to Lee’s Summit… welcome home. You won’t find too many cities that have a population of over 90,000 residents that can still maintain the charm of a small town. Lee’s Summit is a community that still believes in family fun and community celebrations. It’s about knowing your neighbors and the feeling

Sales Tax for Lee’s Summit City Portion: General...............................1.000% Local Parks..........................0.250% Capital Projects...................0.500% Transportation.....................0.500% Total.........................................2.250% County Total.............................1.125% State Total.................................4.225% Total.........................................7.600% 6•

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of hometown pride, even if you’ve just moved here. 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, 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. 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” section.

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Welcome to fun events and attractions Galore oKtoBerfeSt

the lee’s summit chamber’s annual fundraiser, oktoberfest, is held each year during the last full weekend in september. the event is held in Historic Downtown lee’s summit. more than 75,000 people attended the 2011 fall festival which included a carnival, biergarten, Kid’s street, arts and crafts booths, sports tent, three stages of continuous entertainment, and authentic German meals and grilled brats. mark your calendar now for september 28-29, 2012. it’s the event of the year! for more information, call 816-524-2424 or visit lsoktoberfest.com.

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June 1, 2 & 3, 2012, throughout the streets and sidewalks of Downtown lee’s summit. this popular festival includes entertainment, fine arts & crafts vendors, a carnival, kids activities and much more. for more information, check out the event website at leessummitdowntowndays.com. Besides Downtown Days, Downtown lee’s summit main street also hosts many events throughout the year, including a st. Patrick’s Day Parade, music in the Park, Halloween Parade and Downtown Bunny Hop. these events are family-friendly and are sure to make lasting memories. for more information, contact Dlsms at 816-246-6598 or 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 event will be June 2 & 3, 2012, in conjunction with Downtown Days festival. 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 call 913-972-6689.

Summer concert SerieS

the summer concert series, sponsored by lee’s summit Parks and Recreation, is growing every year. thousands of residents and visitors venture to the

historic downtown district to listen to music and enjoy the company of friends. the first concert of 2012 is Rock the Green on June 15, with Jamaican Jam on July 20, and Blues & Jazz fest on August 3. the concerts are held at 7 p.m. at the lee’s summit city Hall Plaza and are free to all! for more information, call 816-969-1500 or lsparks.net. longview Art & World music festival this 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. this year’s event will be october 5-7, 2012. for more information call, 816-224-4634 or visit summitart.org.

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strotherfest is a community event hosted and operated by Paradise Park, and is scheduled for June 8 and 9, 2012, 9:30 a.m.-11p.m. this year’s festival will include a vast selection of activities, games, attractions, entertainment, food vendors and live music. No admission required, however unlimited indoor/ outdoor attraction wristbands are available at discounted rate. there is food and drink, beer garden and live music both friday and saturday night starting at 5 p.m. A car show starts at 10 am on saturday. the event is held at Paradise Park, 1021 colbern Road. for more information, visit strotherfest.com.

cHiLifeSt

chilifest is an annual two-day National Qualifying cook-off event held in Downtown lee’s summit on september 7 and 8, 2012. live music, food, drinks and contests surround the event that benefits

a local nonprofit organization. for more information visit, kickitupchilifest.com or call 816-272-5565.

fLiGHtS of fancy Kite feStivaL

flights of fancy Kite festival at mcclongview is on April 21, 2012 and features hundreds of kites, some larger than a two-story house! this event is known as the unofficial kick-off to spring and warm weather. Kids of all ages will enjoy this event as they sit in lawn chairs, or sprawl out on blankets, on the beautiful campus of mcc-longview. flights of fancy features professional kite fliers, public flying area for guests, music, food vendors and of course a place to purchase your very own kite. for more information visit mccflightsoffancy.com.

to view a complete list of community events visit lstourism.com or scan the code to the right with your smartphone.>>

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Shopping & Dining love to shop? you won’t be disappointed. lee’s summit offers an array of shopping for the most passionate shopper without the traffic congestion and hectic crowds. Boutiques? Got ‘em! men’s shopping options? you betcha! eclectic shops with one-of-a-kind finds? We’ve got plenty! We also have the national name-brand stores adored by many.

DoWntoWn Lee’S Summit

Downtown lee’s summit, named a 2010 Great American main street, boasts locally owned specialty shops and an eclectic array of casual and fine dining restaurants. Downtown is a must for those looking for unique shops and character galore! Amtrak service is also provided in Downtown lee’s summit. downtownls.org.

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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 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.

SummitWooDS

summitWoods, 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 and

super target. the synergy between summit fair and summitWoods, divided by 50 Highway, creates a shopping destination for southeast Jackson county. for more information, visit summitwoodsshopping.com.

DouGLaS SQuare

Douglas square, on Douglas street, provides shopping, restaurants and a 16-plex movie theater to catch all your favorite blockbusters.

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lee’s summit has a great mix of unique restaurants to satisfy any pallet. from delicious seafood to mouth-watering BBQ, you won’t go hungry in lee’s summit. for a list of restaurants, visit lstourism.com.

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Attractions Summit WaveS

lee’s summit Parks and Recreation’s summit Waves, is lee’s summit’s family aquatic park. it’s the perfect place to take your kids, grandkids or yourself for hours of exciting water play. Visit summitwaves.net for hours, prices and special events. features include: • two water slides (one body slide and one inner tube slide) • Action river (900+ feet) • Kid’s water playground area • six-lane 25 yard pool with two diving boards. in addition, organized activities include swim lessons, swim team, aquatic fitness classes and special events. the facility is available for birthday parties, private rentals and corporate picnics, plus an extensive food and beverage operation. there are also “Kids Play” and “twilight” 12 •

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opportunities. for more information, call lee’s summit Parks and Recreation at 816-969-1500 or visit summitwaves.net.

ParaDiSe ParK

Paradise Park, Kansas city’s Premier family Destination, has something for the whole family to enjoy. Attractions include: • miniature golf • Go karts • foam factory • Bumper cars • Rock climbing wall • Batting cages • Game room • café • Picnic pavilion • outdoor maze But the fun doesn’t stop there! Paradise Park’s children’s edutainment center is an award winning facility where children ages 9 and younger can explore, learning

through play and discovery. features include water play, interactive cooking, pretend village including dress-up, a supermarket and pizza restaurant; art studio; performance area; and much more! call 816-246-5224 or visit Paradise-Park.com.

PoWeLL GarDenS

Powell Gardens is a botanical garden located just east of lee’s summit that inspires people to appreciate, beautify and conserve our natural environment. the Gardens’ peaceful setting on 915 acres provides opportunities for learning and reflection through a year-round education program, research and special events. the perennial garden, wildflower meadow and the rock and waterfall garden is an absolutely, breathtaking experience, as is the architecturallyadorned chapel. the beautiful island

Garden is a short walk over the bridge. Powell Gardens offers fun and educational events for young and old alike throughout the year. A step inside the educational center finds a unique gift shop and delicious eatery, café thyme. the gardens are exquisite and a must see during your visit. for more information call, 816-697-2600 or visit the Web site at powellgardens.org. in 2009, Powell Gardens opened the largest expansion in its history - the $9.2 million Heartland Harvest Garden. What began as a simple plan to bring back a vegetable garden well-loved by visitors in the early days of Powell Gardens has evolved into the nation’s largest edible landscape; a place to reconnect with where food comes from and to celebrate the pleasures of eating well. set on 12 acres, the Heartland Harvest Garden illustrates in spectacular style the journey of food from seed to plate. for more information on the Garden, visit powellgardens.org/heartland. for event ticket information, please call 816-697-2600 extension 307.

farmerS marKet

Get the freshest produce in town by visiting the Downtown lee’s summit

farmers market, located at the corner of second and Douglas streets in Downtown lee’s summit. the market is open Wednesdays and saturdays from 7 a.m. to sell out and features a variety of fresh produce, plants, baked goods, crafts and much more! the market is open the last weekend in April through the first weekend in November. Visit downtownls.org

StoneHauS farmS vineyarD anD Winery

stonehaus farms Vineyard and Winery offers a peaceful and quiet atmosphere where you can enjoy award-winning wines and a panoramic view of the vineyard and berry farm. the Garden Room is a perfect place for receptions or small weddings.

BaSS Pro outDoor SHoPS Bass Pro shop offers 180,000 square feet of outdoor excitement including the area’s largest selection of quality gear for fishing, hunting, camping, boating and marine. the nearly 13,000 square-foot islamorada fish company restaurant features fresh seafood entrees, smoked meats and wild game, rotisserie broiled fowl, great steaks and more all in a relaxing ‘florida Keys’ atmosphere.

LanDmarK2

landmark2 is a recreation skate center steep in community tradition. With over 35 years experience offering a clean, fun and safe environment for all of its patrons, they have truly earned the reputation as: “the family fun skate center.” for details call 816-524-2000.

the winery features award-winning wines and a deli which offers summer sausage, cheese, and crackers. stonehaus is open from noon– 6 p.m. tuesday– sunday, and noon-8 p.m. on thursdays, except major holidays.

Summit LaneS

stonehaus farms Vineyard and Winery is located at 24607 Ne colbern Road. for more information, call 816-554-8800 or visit them at stonehausfarms.com.

strikerz is a family entertainment center with 20 lanes of bowling, a full service restaurant, an arcade and a private “spare room” for events. for more information, visit strikerz.com or call 816-313-5166.

summit lanes bowling establishment offers a variety of activities and family fun. for more information, call 816-524-3322.

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Historical Destinations miSSouri toWn

Visitors to lee’s summit can take in the sights and sounds of old time missouri at missouri town 1855. see what a progressive farming community spread across some 30 sloping acres looked like in the 1800s. missouri town 1855 is composed of over 25 buildings dating from 1820-1860. this living history museum uses original structures, furnishings and equipment, interpreters in period attire, authentic field and garden crops and rare livestock breeds to depict the lifestyles found in the mid-19th century. Visit with professional living history interpreters on this selfguided tour. missouri town 1855 is located on the east side of lake Jacomo in fleming Park. call 816-503-4860 for more information.

unity

unity, world headquarters of the unity movement in unity Village, missouri, provides a tranquil atmosphere for quiet meditation and a place for all people, regardless of faith or nationality. unity was founded in 1889 in Kansas city, mo., by charles and myrtle fillmore. unity grew from small prayer circles in living rooms to the worldwide movement it is today. located just outside of lee’s summit, the campus features villa style architecture, beautiful fountains and a nationally acclaimed rose garden in season. unity is the home of Daily Word magazine, published worldwide in seven languages for more than one million subscribers. for more information, call 816-524-3550 or visit unityonline.org.

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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. Built by Kansas city millionaire lumberman Robert A. long, the farm was the largest construction project of its kind in the united states. Robert A. long and his famed daughter and horsewoman, loula long combs, once greeted royalty, movie stars and business magnates at the mansion. the farm once featured 51 buildings including the grand house, show horse arena and racetrack, horse and dairy barns, greenhouses, a school and a church. up to 200 people lived and worked on the farm during its prime. long’s wealth came from the long Bell lumber company. locally, he was a civic leader who spearheaded the drive to build liberty memorial. His family’s city house, corinthian Hall, is now the Kansas city museum in Historic Northeast Kansas city. for more information call, 816-761-6669 or visit longviewmansion.com.

train DePot

the historic train Depot was built in 1905. the depot is in the heart of Downtown lee’s summit surrounded by unique shops, boutiques and restaurants. the Depot currently houses the chamber of commerce, economic Development council and the lee’s summit Historical museum. the Depot was remodeled in 2005 to capture the

historic century-old ambiance.

Lee’S Summit HiStoricaL cemetery

the lee’s summit Historical cemetery is the final resting place of early lee’s summit citizens and the civil War guerrilla, cole younger. for more information, call 816-969-7403.

Lone JacK BattLefieLD

over two sweltering August days in 1862, union and confederate forces clashed on this ground in lone Jack, mo. today, the site features a soldiers’ cemetery and the only civil War museum in Jackson county, a point of much confrontation during the bloody conflict between the states. this historic site is one of the few in which the soldiers who perished during the battle are still buried in the field where the battle was waged. the battlefield has been designated a National cemetery. the lone Jack civil War museum, a unique round native stone structure built in 1963, houses a variety of displays, including battle artifacts, items of local history, photos of the men who fought at lone Jack and dioramas depicting the following: • • • •

the Battle of lone Jack the Battle of Westport General order #11 Quantrill’s Burning of lawrence

there is also a small research library. the city of lone Jack operates this two-acre facility, under a cooperative agreement with Jackson county.

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recreation With four lakes, an extensive park system, golf courses and an assortment of other recreational facilities, lee’s summit provides quite a collection of activities to keep anyone of any age busy. lee’s summit Parks and Recreation manages over 1,100 acres of developed park space. the city’s 27 parks range in size from mini-parks of one acre or less to legacy Park, a 704 acre park complete with a variety of sports venues, a five mile trail loop, 18 hole disc golf course, amphitheater and a 58,000 square foot community center containing a gymnasium, racquetball courts, workout facilities, community rooms and an indoor swimming pool. A wide range of recreational amenities are available throughout the city’s park system, including: • 22 playgrounds • 13 shelters • 34 ball diamonds 16 •

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20 multi-purpose fields five basketball courts outdoor sand volleyball courts two skate parks over 17 miles of trails in addition, lee’s summit has over 35 miles of bike and multi-use trails and approximately 11 miles of walking/biking trails inside the parks.

some of the special features in lee’s summit parks include a children’s memorial butterfly garden at lowenstein Park, an off-leash dog area at Happy tails and a firefighters memorial at Pottberg Park. lee’s summit Parks and Recreation also operates the Harris Park community center. A number of children’s athletics programs are housed at this facility throughout the year, including camp summit, a summer day camp for children and adult leagues including volleyball, basketball and dodgeball.

for more information regarding lee’s summit Parks and Recreation, call 816969-1500 or visit lsparks.net.

GoLf courSeS

Country Creek golf Course* 21601 east state Route P Pleasant, mo 64138 816-540-5225 Fred Arbanas golf Course longview lake Park 11100 View High Dr. lee’s summit, mo 64081 816-761-9445 Lakewood oaks golf Club* 651 Ne saint Andrews circle lee’s summit, mo 64064 816-373-2505 Shamrock Hills golf Course 3160 s. 291 Highway lee’s summit, mo 64082 816-537-6556

teetering rocks golf Course* 12040 east 86th street Kansas city, mo 64138 816-356-1111 Winterstone golf Club* 17101 e. Kentucky Road independence, mo 64058 816-257-5755 *Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce Members

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open 3–7 pm. weekdays and 11 a.m.–7 p.m. weekends. special group rates are available for groups of 20 or more (requires 48 hours notice). season passes are available for families, couples and individuals. for more information regarding the hours and dates these facilities are open, call 816-503-4870. Longview Lake Beach: take i-470 to Raytown Road and turn south, go approximately two miles, turn left. 816-966-0131

Blue Springs Lake Beach: take 291 Highway to Bowlin Road (lakewood Drive), go east one mile, turn left. 816-795-1112 Lake Jacomo: take colbern Road east to lake. 816-795-8888

BoatS/marinaS

Jackson county is home to three gorgeous lakes. longview lake, lake Jacomo and Blue springs lake provide the perfect waters to indulge windsurfers, sailors, boaters and swimmers alike. Pontoon, Bass or fishing Boats are available to rent at the following locations: Lake Jacomo – 816- 795-8888 Blue Springs Lake – 816-795-1112 Longview Lake – 816-966-0131 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.

JacKSon county ParKS/ camPGrounDS

As one of the oldest county parks departments in the united states, the Jackson county Parks system traces its beginning to 1922, with the development of Hayes Park near the banks of the missouri River. A program of constant expansion and improvement since 1926 has seen the system grow from its original 32 acres to 21,000 acres. the Jackson county Parks system is the third largest county parks system in the nation. 816-503-4805 Known around the nation, campers from all 48 states stay in Jackson county Parks campgrounds annually. With 238 camping sites, there’s almost always an available spot to set up camp. Public beaches, boating, full-service marinas, golf, nature trails and more are only minutes away! 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. 14 day maximum stay permitted.

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Longview Equestrian Park Longview Lake Park the longview equestrian Park, located in longview lake Park, encompasses 54 acres for riding, jumping and showing. the multi-use area is the site for many events each year for both saddle and carriage competitors. features of the facility include a lighted show arena, dressage arena, cross country course, carriage obstacle course, stalls for 115 horses, and a meeting hall/clubhouse. equestrian trails located in lee’s summit include longview lake Park and Blue and Gray Park. A trailer permit is required. radio Controlled Airfields & Lake Fleming Park and Longview Lake Park for the radio controlled airplane enthusiast, Jackson county Parks and Recreation offers three radio controlled airfields. fleming Park boasts a paved airstrip while longview lake Park and Blue River Parkway offer grass airstrips. R.

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c. Airfields are open year round, weather permitting. Hours are posted for each field. 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 R. c. Boating from may through october. Daily and annual permits are available. Archery - Fleming Park the Jacomo Archery Range serves as host site for several tournaments including the National field Archery outdoor tournament. the range consists of three scenic shooting trails nestled into the woods where wildlife is abundant. A wheelchair accessible practice range is also available for sharpening your skills. the Jacomo Archery Range is open to the public 8 a.m. to sunset from mid-April–october. Daily and annual permits are available.

Amtrak serves lee’s summit daily. ticket information and pricing are available by calling 1-800-usARAil, 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 st., 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 feet. the airport has 23 buildings and has many tiedown 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.

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Welcome to Enriching Culture Lee’s Summit is a city that believes in the arts… all the arts. Whether it be music, theatrical or visual arts, it can all be enjoyed right here in our city.

Lee’s Summit Symphony

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 high-quality 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, MCCLongview, and at the Holiday and Family Concerts, which celebrate and educate 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 20 •

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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, visit lssymphony.org.

MCC-Longview Cultural Arts Center

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, contact 816-672-2215.

Summit Art

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 and public art. Over sixty artists have the opportunity to display their work at the new Saint Luke’s East Hospital, at Legacy Park Community Center, and at participating business member locations. Check the calendar at summitart.org for upcoming events.

Summit Theatre Group

In the fall of 2011 the Summit Theatre Group was founded by a group of diverse Lee’s Summit citizens that joined together to bring theatre back to our community. This new nonprofit is made up of actors from the area and other business professionals interested in theatre. To view a list of upcoming shows and performances, visit summittheatregroup.com. 816-463-2654

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SCHooL BoArD President Jack Wiley ................ 524-2148 Vice President Gene Brixey ..... 525-5583 Patti Buie ................................. 524-7674 Ron Baker................................ 524-3754 Annette Braam......................... 525-5545 terri Harmon ........................... 509-1929 chris storms ............................ 537-5377

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 404 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 during the last 21 years. Recognized throughout the nation as one of the country’s top educational organizations, our 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 student learning and success for each child. 22 •

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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 11 years it has been offered. in addition, the school district is one of a handful of districts in the state to receive a perfect score on criteria for this state award all 11 years. Based on the most recent state evaluation, lee’s summit R-7 earned the Distinction in Performance Award with a perfect score for the 11th year in December 2011. R-7 graduating seniors scored well on Act college exams with a composite score of 23.5, well above the national average of 21.1. lee’s summit school District is also 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 that advance student learning and encourage community involvement.

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. 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 ‘real-world’ application of their classroom curriculum. for more information on how to become a business partner, please call the Partners in education office at 986-1109 or visit the website at pie.leesummit.k12.mo.us/.

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Public, Private and Parochial Schools the Blue Springs r-4 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 14,327 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 eleven consecutive years from the Department of elementary and secondary education (Dese). in addition the district has eleven 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 82 percent of the district’s certified staff members hold advanced 24 •

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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. 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. SCHooL BoArD President Rhonda Gilstrap Vice President Dale Walkup treasurer Dale falck member Kent Bradford member Dave Wright member Jennifer casey member Kay coen

Private anD ParocHiaL ScHooLS

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 cocurriculars including a competitive sports program, theater, music, robotics and art. Visit oharahs.org or call 763-4800 ext. 206 for more information. 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, scA offers college-prep curriculum and a full-range of extracurricular and competitive athletic programs. this non-denominational christian school partners with over 129 area churches. scA students represent the face of the christian community. Visit summit-christian-academy.org or call 816-525-1480 for more information.

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educat io n Higher Education Lee’s Summit residents have many opportunities for higher education within a 30-mile radius drive. With the 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’ first university, recognizes that the need for formal learning continues throughout life. Baker’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies meets the needs of the working adults 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 its Lee’s Summit campus. For additional information, call 816-347-0559 or visit bakeru.edu. 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 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 in the 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 816-7951515 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. 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-

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*.............. 816-584-6560 University of Central Missouri*............................ 816-347-1612 26 •

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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 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 our 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 816-584-6560 or visit park.edu/indp. University of Central Missouri’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 stateof-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.

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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Welcome to Great Business Business in Lee’s Summit is as diverse as it can be, with companies and firms of all sizes and services calling this thriving community home. The city’s location is unrivaled with its close proximity to Kansas City, its extensive network of highways, convenient airport and Amtrak/ rail service. There’s no need to start and end the day with traffic frustrations; it’s smooth-sailing in Lee’s Summit. 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. Lee’s Summit businesses are fortunate to have a number of supportive organizations dedicated to the wellbeing and improvement of the area’s economic environment, including the Lee’s Summit Chamber. 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. For more information about the Lee’s Summit Chamber, visit lschamber.com. 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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healt h care

Welcome to a Healthy Community 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 Lee’s Summit Chamber is committed to providing valuable healthcare-related information to the public with its sixth edition of the Health Care Directory. The booklet is published each December and mailed to every resident of the city and includes medical services, physicians, dentists and healthcare related news. In 2009, the Chamber held its first Health Care Forum that focused on the current issue of health care reform. Every

January there is also a Community Health Fair; details can be found online at lschamber.com. Through our three excellent hospitals,

medical facilities and private practice, along with well-equipped fitness centers and health spas, residents can both maintain and improve their health and wellness without having to leave the area.

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Lee’s Summit Medical Center is a full-service hospital with nearly 500 employees and 300 physicians focused on quality patient care. Its features include: nearly 40 medical specialties, all private patient rooms, modern medical technology, and highly-trained staff and physicians. As a certified Chest Pain Center and an accredited

Primary Stroke Center, cardiologists and neurologists team with the staff to provide high-quality care for patients experiencing chest pain or stroke symptoms. Lee’s Summit Medical Center is the recipient of the Gold Plus award from the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association honor for outstanding results in heart attack

and stroke care. Lee’s Summit Medical Center is committed to providing quality medical care in a compassionate environment. For more information about the hospital, wellness classes or the services currently offered at Lee’s Summit Medical Center, please visit leessummitmedicalcenter.com or call 816-282-5000.

Lee’s Summit Medical Center is your choice for quality care Lee’s Summit Medical Center wants to be your healthcare provider of choice. As an accredited chest pain center and a primary stroke center with advanced equipment and expertise, Lee’s Summit Medical Center is ready to serve the community’s healthcare needs. Our 24/7 Emergency Department has shorter wait times, high quality care and is staffed with experienced and highly trained physicians, nurses and support staff. Specializing in stroke and heart care, this team is fully prepared to deal with any emergency you may have. We also offer comprehensive surgical services, imaging, gastrointestinal services

and painmedical management. For a full listing of services or for more information, lee’s summit center visit our website at www.leessummitmedicalcenter.com.

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h e a lt h care Saint Luke’s East-Lee’s Summit, one of the newest hospitals in the Kansas City metropolitan area, 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, maternity center (including a 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. Saint Luke’s East-Lee’s Summit incorporates leadingedge 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, our 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.

Saint Luke’s Home Care and Hospice Setting the standard for quality, compassionate care in the region. Our care teams are among the most experienced in Kansas City. Services include: • Hospice • Home Health • Cardiac Home Care saint luke’s • Wound Management • Geriatric Care Management • Home Infusion • Specialized Rehab • And more

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Truman Medical Center (TMC) Lakewood, conveniently located on the northwestern edge of Lee’s Summit is a 103 bed full service community hospital with a 185-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, 8-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 was recently completed. TMC

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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.

Individual, Group and Family Counseling Child and Adolescent Treatment Medication Management Substance Abuse Treatment Compulsive Gambling Treatment Senior Services We accept most health insurance plans, including Medicaid and Medicare.

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Lee’s Summit. It’s where you’ll find trusted and compassionate professionals ready to partner with you to help you get things back on track.

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Crittenton Children’s Center At Crittenton, we’ve been caring for the emotional health of children and families in the Kansas City area since 1896. Our beautiful campus is located near Longview Lake in South Kansas City.

crittenton children’s centerOur many programs include: an acute inpatient hospital, a

residential treatment program, chemical dependency program, outpatient therapy, and prevention services.

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hi story

Photos courtesy of Lee’s Summit Historical Society.

History of Lee’s Summit Almost 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 right-of-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 of 1868, the name of the town was changed to the Town of Lee’s Summit or Lea’s Summit as some historian’s 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 came 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.

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Lee’s Summit has had many interesting people travel over its boundaries. One such person is Cole Younger. Younger 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. They 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 families like many other families in this area were 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. Cole spent 25 years in prison. He 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 their grounds. Important people from all over the world came to Longview Farm. The hostess and main resident of Longview was Loula Long, daughter of R. A. Loula had loved horses from the time she was three. She became an accomplished horsewoman and 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. It 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 Historical Society Museum located at 222 SE Main Street. The Lee’s Summit Historical Society can be reached at 816-525-9440 or by visiting leessummithistory.net.

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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: Call or stop by City Hall, 220 Green St., to start water service, 816-969-1940. Electrical Service: Call Kansas City Power & Light, 816-471-5275. Gas Service: Call Missouri Gas Energy, 816-756-5252. Telephone Service: Arrange for residential or commercial telephone service with AT&T, 800-342-5792. Arrange commercial telephone service with Surewest,913-322-9899. 36 •

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Enroll Children in School: R-7 School District Office, Tudor Road, 816-9861000. If you live in the northern area of Lee’s Summit, contact the R-4 Blue Springs School District, 816-224-1300.

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.

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.

Relocating: When relocating from out of state, driver’s license testing is done at 1920 NE Independence Ave., or call 816-622-0720. For in-state driver’s license renewal, visit 196 NW Oldham Parkway 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 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,816-325-4600.Libraries: MidContinent Public Libraries are located at 150 NW Oldham Parkway, 816-524-0567, and 1000 NE Colbern Road, 816-525-9924.

Recycling: The City of Lee’s Summit owns 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

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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 Bi-County United Way...................................... 816-472-4289

SERVICES Continued 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) 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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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 in 2012 Senator Roy Blunt 260 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Phone: (202) 224-5721 Fax: (202) 224-8149 Term expires in 2016 Congressman Emanuel Cleaver 202-225-4535 District 5 1641 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 house.gov/cleaver/ Term expires in 2012 Congressman Sam Graves 202-225-7041 District 6 1415 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 graves.house.gov 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 January 2013 Senator Will Kraus 816-305-0712 District 8 612 SW Trail Park Circle Lee’s Summit, MO 64081 Term expires in 2016 Senator David Pearce 573-751-2272 District 31 201 W Capitol Ave., Rm. 227 Jefferson City, MO 65101 david.pearce@senate.mo.gov Term expires in 2012 38 •

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Representative Kevin McManus 573-751-9469 Districit 46 P.O.Box 481642 Kansas City, MO 64148 Term expires in 2014

Representative Mike Cierpiot 816-373-8935 District 56 214 NE Landings Circle Lee’s Summit, MO 64064 Term expires in 2014

Representative Jeff Grisamore 573-526-1456 District 47 3400 W. Regatta Dr. Lee’s Summit, MO 64082 Term expires in 2014

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

Representative Gary Cross 816-525-3186 District 48 2605 NW Lookout Ridge Lee’s Summit, MO 64064 Term expires in 2014

COUNTY REPRESENTATIVES

Representative Noel Torpey 816-254-6062 816-457-1183 District 52 821 Manor Road Independence, MO 64055 Term expires in 2014

Michael Sanders County Executive 816-881-3000 415 E. 12th St. Kansas City, MO 64106 Term expires in 2012

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

im p ortan t pho n e n um bers LEE’S SUMMIT MAYOR AND COUNCIL Mayor Randall L. Rhoads DISTRICT THREE 816-524-8245 randy.rhoads@cityofls.net 1060 NW High Point Dr. Lee’s Summit, MO 64081

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Ed Cockrell 816-350-2523 cockrelled@yahoo.com 4000 Cimarron Lee’s Summit, MO 64064

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

Joseph C. Spallo 816-478-6752 jspallo@sbcglobal.net 5502 NE Oaks Ridge Circle Lee’s Summit, MO 64064

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

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Allan S. Gray II 816-695-8845 agrayd2@gmail.com 612 SW Walden Lane Lee’s Summit, MO 64081

Bob Johnson bjohnsond4@gmail.com 816-225-6126 1000 NE Remington Court Lee’s Summit, MO 64086 Dave Mosby 816-246-1315 davehmosby@gmail.com 352 SE Williamsburg Court Lee’s Summit, MO 64063

Brian Whitley 816-213-9366 bwhitleyd2@gmail.com 4544 SW Gull Point Drive Lee’s Summit, MO 64082

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What’s your carbon footprint?

City of Lee’s Summit 220 SE Green Street (816) 969-1000 cityofls.net

Participate in one of our many clean up programs to help protect precious resources and maintain aesthetics: Adopt-a-Street | Sweep the Summit | Stream Team | Outdoor Classroom Lee’s Summit Parks & Recreation: Adopt-a-Spot | Volunteer in Park Clean-up & Planting Activities

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• Drop-off Recycling Facilities: Items Accepted include glass bottles and jars, tin and aluminum cans, plastic containers (1-7); office paper, newspaper, phonebooks and cardboard. • Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off: Safely dispose of household hazardous materials such as paint and oil. Appointment required. • Resource Recovery Park*: Materials accepted: yard waste and brush; tires; appliances; concrete/ brick debris; asphalt shingles; holiday trees. • Electronics Recycling Events*: Safely dispose of unwanted electronic equipment. • Mobile Paper Shredding Events: Safely and securely dispose of unwanted paper documents.

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