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 Square One Small Business Bootcamp

Friday, May 19
8:30 a.m. to Noon
CJCFPD Training Center
4175 US Highway 40

The  Mid-Continent Public Library's Square One Small Business Services, City of Blue Springs and the Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce are presenting the Square One Small Business Bootcamp.

This is a morning seminar that will include talks about  business growth, business storytelling, social media use and networking with local resource organizations that help small businesses.  Attendees will hear from keynote speaker Gene DeClue of Rock & Run Brewery as he shares  his story of perseverance. Coffee and snacks will be provided. 

This event is free, but registration is required --- click here.
 Parks & Recreation Events

Music in the Park 

Sunday, May 28
6-8 p.m.
Loose Change
Rotary park

You and your family can enjoy a relaxing evening outdoors with free, live musical entertainment. This concert season brings a variety of blues, rock, classics and country area favorites the will appeal to the whole family.

Concessions will be available or bring your own picnic to beautiful Rotary Park in Blue Springs.

Summer Day Camp 

May 30 - August 11
Monday - Friday
Blue Springs Fieldhouse 
425 NE Mock Avenue

Blue Springs Parks and Recreation is offering a fun-filled summer program for kids ages 5 - 12! This program includes field trips, games, crafts, swimming and more. Flexible enrollment allows parents to register their children for the weeks that fit their schedules. Before and after care is included. 

Pricing is $120/per child, per week for camp session fees and an $85 reservation fee. The reservation fee includes a summer swim pass, fieldtrips and camp t-shirts. 

For more information, please contact Nichole Cogbill, Recreation Supervisor, by calling 816-228-0266. You can also click here.
 Memorial Day Honor Walk 

Monday, May 29
9 a.m. 
10th & Main Street

The parade will start at 10th & Main and members will march down Main Street toward the Blue Springs Cemetary.
 Let's Move! Saturdays
These events are free and open to the public.

To view the entire spring/summer schedule, click here.

3713 Highway 40
May 20, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Inflatable Activities 
(clean socks required)

ThunderDome Athletics
2505 SW Highway 40, Ste. C
May 20, 11 a.m. to Noon
Ninja Warrior

"The Blue" Centennial Pool
2401 NW Ashton Drive
May 20, 1 - 3 p.m.
Open swim with adult photo ID. Kids 5 and under must have aparent in the pool. Parents must supervise kids for the duration of the event.
City of Blue SpringsNews Happenings
Around Town
A bi-weekly message from your Blue Springs Mayor and City Council
Hello and welcome to News Happenings Around Town, your on e-stop source for City information and news updates including information that's im portant to you.

Memorial Day is fast approaching and so is summer! Be sure to check out all of the fun events your family can enjoy with our Parks & Recreation Department including Summer Day Camp and Music in the Park.

Below you can read more about this week's events inlcuding the Public Works Week celebration this evening and the Square One Small Business Bootcamp coming up this Friday. 

As always, please continue sharing this timely publication and spreading the word about the good things in the City of Blue Springs. 
Fallen Officer Memorial

On  Friday, May 12 the Blue Springs Police Department hosted their 16th annual Fallen Officer Memorial Service.  This year's theme was "Heroes who Served with Honor and our guest speaker was Eric Groves of the Greater Kansas City YMCA Togetherhood team. Officers recognized all those killed in the line of duty and also honored the memory of Kansas City, Kansas Captain Robert Melton who was killed in the line of duty in 2016. 
I was honored to speak at this event and commend our dedicated officers who serve our community daily and pay my respects to those officers who paid the ultimate price protecting us.  In 2016, the lives of 144 families were changed forever by the death of an officer. We remember them and their families.   
To see more photos from this year's event, click here .

Special thanks to the Police Memorial committee: Cpt. Stacey Edwards, Sgt. Jeff Sargent,  P.O. Alex McIntyre, Sgt. Matt McLaughlin, Chris Flathers, SRO Van Fredrickson, Tammy Kunkel, Raquel Stark, Det. David Johnson, P.O. Everett Jewett and David Watson. 
City Accomplishments
Top photo (left to right): Christine Cates, Ruth Bocchino of MoCCFOA, City Clerk Sheryl Morgan, Mayor Carson Ross, City Administrator Eric Johnson. Bottom Photo (front row, left to right): City Administrator Eric Johnson,  Assistant City Administrator Christine Cates and spouse, District 3 councilwoman Susan Culpepper. (Back row, left to right): City Clerk Sheryl Morgan, Budget Analyst Lori Turner,  Director of Finance Karen Van Winkle, Assistant to the City Administrator Kim Nakahodo.

I am proud to recognize two City of Blue Springs staff members for their recent accomplishments. 

At Monday's Council meeting, our City Clerk Sheryl Morgan was presented with her certificate from Missouri State University on behalf of the Missouri City Clerks and Finance Officers Association  designating her as a Missouri Registered City Clerk.  
Last week, our Assistant City Administrator, Christine Cates, received the 2017  Government Finance Officers Association Award for Excellence.  This recognition is presented to professionals in the field of government finance who have made outstanding and innovate contributions to their field.

Congratulations to you both on your hard work! 
Do You Know This Person?

BSPD Person of Interest
BSPD Person of Interest
Earlier this month there was an incident of racially-charged property damage in our City. 
This manifestation of racial hatred is a cowardly act.  Although it has been rare in the 43 years my family has lived in Blue Springs - no community is exempt from ill-willed people doing unacceptable things.  It is not welcome in Blue Springs and we will meet it head on.

Our officers are asking people to look at the video and let us know if they recognize this person of interest or if they have heard anything about this crime. If you know something related to this crime, please call 816228-0151 or report your tip anonymously through the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.
Blue Springs Bicycling & Trail Map

Click here to check out the City's updated bicycling & trail map! It inlcudes:  Bicycling Safety Tips,  Off Road Guidelines,  Pedestrian Safety Tips,  Local Resources a nd more!

A map can be found in the Spring/Summer 2017 edition of

You can also pick up a physical copy of the map at Bike Stop or Burr Oak Woods Nature Center
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To watch videos of past Blue Springs events, check out the City's YouTube page by  clicking here.
I hope you have found this issue of News Happenings Around Town to be both informative and timely for your City information needs. Is there anything we missed? Do you have questions about any of the articles from this issue? Share your thoughts with me and the City Council by calling City Hall at (816) 228-0110. Know that we truly value your time and support of our City and hope you join us for the next issue of News Happenings
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Carson Ross, Mayor
City of Blue Springs
The City of Blue Springs is a unique community where families, visitors and businesses share a special quality of life and an abundant spirit of community closeness and cooperation. 


Our number one goal is to ensure that our residents, visitors and patrons receive quality customer service and attention with every program and service the City provides. Just as you stand by a community that strives to meet your family's needs, we promise to do our best to meet these needs and anticipate what's best for you and our community, to the best of our ability.