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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:

City of Olathe seeks entries for Downtown Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit

The City of Olathe is accepting sculpture entries for the 2016 Downtown Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit. The exhibit is open to all artists 18 years of age and older.  All entries must be original work.

When snow is in the forecast, City crews will be ready

It may be 80 degrees and sunny, yet City of Olathe crews are gearing up for another winter of snow removal. City crews will be at Prairie Center Park on Monday, Sept. 28 through Wednesday, Sept. 30 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. training for snow removal operations.

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