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The City's monthly newsletter is chock full of information about events, development and City services.

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Upcoming Events



Farmer's Market Holiday Mart

City Hall Lobby


9 & 16

Selfies with Santa

Lee's Summit History Museum


16 & 23

Skate with Santa

Summit Ice



Holiday Luncheon

Gamber Community Center

Citizen's Leadership Academy

The City is accepting applications for the 2024 Citizens Leadership Academy through December 22. The seven-week program offers residents and business owners a unique opportunity to learn about the inner workings of municipal government and engage with elected officials and City employees. The academy is limited to 20 participants. 

Snag Your Spot

Jackson County Tax Payments

Jackson County personal property, business and real estate tax bills can be paid at Treasury located in the lobby of City Hall. Taxpayers may also place bill payments in one of the City’s convenient drop boxes in the vestibule of the north entrance to City Hall or in the alley behind City Hall (drive up). 

More Information and Extended Hours

New Firetruck in Service

Congratulations to the Fire Department on the addition of Truck 3! The ladder truck was approved by voters through the 2019 No Tax Bond Increase issue. It will significantly improve response resiliency and reliability in one of the busiest service areas of the City.

LS Aware

City Alert System

Sign up for the City’s free alert system! Receive emergency and nonemergency information by text, email or phone. You choose how you want to be notified.

Don't Be Caught Unaware

Name the City's Snowplows

Winners Announced

The Public Works team had SNOW much fun going through the 370+ submissions for the snowplow naming contest. Thank you to everyone who participated! The following are the City's first-ever snowplow names:

  • Baby Snowda
  • Blader Tot
  • Fast and Flurrious
  • Frost Responder
  • Loud and Plowed
  • Plow Patrol
  • Plowasaurus Rex
  • Strother Scraper
  • Taylor Drift
  • William B. Ploward

Don't Be the Right House

As the day winds down and it's time to settle into bed, establishing a consistent nightly routine can enhance home security. The Police Department stresses the importance of securing valuables, ensuring the garage door is shut and locking all vehicles.

Road Closure Update

On Nov. 27 Southwest Third Street from Southwest Pryor Road to Southwest Ward Road closed to thru traffic with a hard closure east of Southwest Murray Road for approximately 30 days. The closure is necessary for sanitary sewer work under Southwest Third Street as part of the McClendon Ditch Improvements project.

There are two detour routes:

  • Southwest Pryor Road to Northwest O’Brien Road to Oldham Parkway.
  • Southwest Pryor Road to Southwest Longview Road to Southwest Ward Road.

Internet Purchase Exchange

Have you purchased a gift online from a seller? The Lee's Summit Police Department has designated spots for internet exchange purchases at the north end of their parking lot, located in front of the Training Center. Ensure a safe and secure holiday season by opting to meet sellers and buyers at the exchange area.

Safe Passage

Help for Substance Use Recovery Today

The Lee's Summit Police Department has partnered with behavioral health providers to provide a path to recovery for people seeking treatment for a substance use disorder.

Participation in the Safe Passage program is voluntary and begins when an individual requests help with a substance use disorder by calling 911, walking into police headquarters or approaching a police officer. Officers will immediately connect individuals to treatment and recovery resources.

Help For Substance Use Disorders
Troop A Groundbreaking

Missouri Highway Patrol Troop A Groundbreaking

City leaders participated in a groundbreaking for the Missouri Highway Patrol Troop A Headquarters at its new site located at 600 NE Colbern Road. Moving Troop A Headquarters will make way for the new 291 North and 50 Highway Interchange.

Cultural Arts Grant

Apply by January 12, 2024

The Cultural Arts Division and Cultural Commission provide grant funding to 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations that present cultural enrichment experiences for Lee's Summit residents and visitors. Know of an organization that should apply? Organizations do not need to be based in Lee's Summit, however, all funded activities must take place within City boundaries. Learn about eligibility requirements and how to apply. 

Eligibility Requirements & Apply

Call for Artists

Downtown Sculpture Walk

The Cultural Arts Division is accepting new artist entries for the 2024 Downtown Sculpture Walk. Now in its fifth year, this award-winning outdoor public art exhibit features the works of local and nationally recognized sculpture artists. Applications will be accepted through January 12, 2024.


Discovery Park Groundbreaking

City leaders attended a groundbreaking for the $900 million Discovery Park development on Tuesday, November 14 located off of I-470 and NE Douglas. The mixed-use project will feature two hotels (Marriot Towneplace Suites, Home2 Suites by Hilton), luxury apartments, office space, retail space, a riverwalk district and a four-acre recreational lake. 

Celebrate the Holidays in Lee's Summit

Santa! I Know Him!

Selfies with Santa

Dec. 9, 16 | Lee's Summit History Museum

Skate with Santa

Dec. 16 & 23 | Summit Ice

Holiday Traditions

Christmas in the Park

Open Thru Dec. 31 | Longview Lake Park

Magic Tree

Open Thru Dec. 31 | Paragon Star Sporting Complex

Deck the Halls With Care

Do you have a live Christmas tree? It's essential to keep it properly maintained. The Lee's Summit Fire Department provides some important tips to keep you and your family safe this holiday season.

  • Cut the lower two inches off of the fresh tree stump so the tree can absorb water.
  • Mount the tree in an appropriate base away from heating vents and fireplaces.
  • Water the tree frequently.
  • Test holiday lights before placing on the tree and look for frayed wires.
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