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Posted on: January 25, 2023

Mayor Carson Ross Elected as Chair of the Mid-America Regional Council Board of Directors

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The Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) Board of Directors has elected new leadership.Carson Ross, Mayor of Blue Springs, Missouri, was elected chair at the Jan. 24 Board meeting. He replaces Harold Johnson Jr., commissioner for the Unified Government of ...

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City News and Announcements
Posted on: December 20, 2022

Blue Springs Announces New Public Works Director Kati Horner

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City Administrator Mike Ekey announced today that Kati Horner will serve as the City’s new Director of Public Works. 

“Kati brings an incredible amount of experience and knowledge that will benefit the Public Works Department, ...

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City News and Announcements
Posted on: November 10, 2022

S&P Affirms the City of Blue Springs’ AA Bond Rating

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Once again S&P Global Ratings recognized the City of Blue Springs and its staff’s strong financial management and budget planning.

On Nov. 3, S&P Global Ratings affirmed the City of Blue Springs’ AA general obligation rating and assigned an AA- rat...

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City News and Announcements
Posted on: November 4, 2022

Blue Surf Bay Announced as Name for the New Blue Springs Waterpark

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Blue Springs Parks & Recreation announced the name and logo for its new waterpark Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022 at a groundbreaking ceremony. The new waterpark, called Blue Surf Bay, is set to begin construction in mid-November next to the Blue Spri...

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City News and Announcements
Posted on: November 3, 2022

Blue Springs Police, Eastern Jackson County agencies form joint Police Involved Investigations Team

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The Blue Springs Police Department announced a joint agency Police Involved Investigations Team with the Lee’s Summit Police Department, Grandview Police Department, and Independence Police Department.

This multi-agency team will pool resources t...

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City News and Announcements
Posted on: October 6, 2022

Norbury named next Economic Development Director

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City Administrator Mike Ekey announced this week that Jason Norbury will serve as the City’s next Economic Development Director. This critical leadership role will lead the City’s evolving efforts to attract and retain quality business...

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City News and Announcements
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Blue Springs City Council Adopts $109.8M City Budget

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On Monday, Sept. 19, the Blue Springs City Council voted to adopt the Fiscal Year 2023 operating budget of $109,834,284. The new budget will go into effect on Oct. 1, 2022.

The FY 2023 Annual City Budget focuses on delivering important City servic...

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