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Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund exceeds campaign goal

The Olathe Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund campaign has raised $160,262, exceeding its $150,000 goal for 2015. 

City of Olathe tops in Healthiest Employer category for second year

The City of Olathe has been recognized as a winner of the 2016 Healthiest Employers for the second year in a row. The awards program is presented by the Kansas City Business Journal.

Select employers from Kansas City were named winners at the awards program, on Tuesday, Feb. 9. Winning organizations were honored for their commitment to employee health, with exceptional corporate wellness programming.

Wilkes receives award for excellence in public management

City Manager Michael WilkesCity Manager Michael Wilkes has received the Buford Watson, Jr. Award for Excellence in Public Management from the Kansas Association of City/County Managers. 

City of Olathe recognized with BlueCHIP Award for promoting a healthy community

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas and the Kansas Recreation and Park Association recently presented the City of Olathe with a BlueCHIP Award to recognize the Healthy Communities Initiative. The initiative focuses on the total health of Olathe residents through education, support, and physical activity.

City of Olathe Forestry receives Gold Leaf Award

The International Society for Arboriculture (ISA) presented the City of Olathe Forestry Division the 2015 Gold Leaf Award at the Mid-Western Chapter conference on Thursday, Feb. 4.

2016 Summer Camp registration now open

Registration is now open for Two Trails and Black Bob Summer Camps offered through Olathe Parks & Recreation. Campers ages 5*-12 will swim, enjoy weekly field trips, play games, and more.

Snow Brigade needs volunteers

The City of Olathe is seeking volunteers for the Snow Brigade. The program matches elderly and disabled Olathe residents with volunteers who assist with snow removal from driveways and sidewalks when Olathe experiences a storm that produces two or more inches of snow.

City of Olathe named 2016 Healthiest Employer

For the second year in a row, the City of Olathe has been named one of the healthiest employers in Kansas City by the Kansas City Business Journal.

Visit the Dorr Family Light Show

The Dorr Family Light Show features more than 40,000 lights and 16 million color combinations at Stagecoach Park, 1205 E. Kansas City Rd. The festive drive-up show is filled with animation, elves and music through your vehicle radio. The 2015 show will debut Thanksgiving night and will run through New Year’s Eve.

Winter Farmers’ Market coming to Olathe

A new farmers’ market will open at the Olathe Community Center, 1205 E. Kansas City Rd, on Saturday, Dec. 5. Each date will feature eight vendors selling a variety of items, from 7:30 a.m. to noon, including farm fresh eggs, honey, homemade goods and more.

The 2015/16 market dates will be:

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