The Parkville Area Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Parkville Association were nominated for the 2020 Platte County EDC Business Leadership award. This award is given to a business that has contributed in some way to the economic vitaity of the city.

Mayor Nan Johnston nominated both organizations, stating "Both of these organizations did so much to help our businesses during the pandemic. I couldn't be more grateful. The City is blessed with the members and leadership of these groups that stepped up to the plate."

The awards were presented by Matt Tapp, Platte County EDC Executive Director on April 1 in Pocket Park, downtown Parkville. Thank you to all who joined us for this special event.
In the News
Customer Financial Assistance Available from Evergy

If you are struggling to pay your bills or know someone who is, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are several extensive financial resources available which customers can apply for.

In an effort to offer a one-stop shop, Evergy has pulled together these resources and located them on their website, Financial Help - Evergy. This site summarizes all the programs available with links to applications.
Road to Recovery: Legislative Success Brings Reason for Economic Optimism

The Missouri General Assembly has passed vital, forward-looking legislation that will modernize our infrastructure, safeguard reopening businesses, and prepare Missourians for the post-pandemic economy — proposals championed by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

The Missouri Chamber succeeded in advancing legislation that will:
  • Repair and modernize our transportation infrastructure
  • Stop opportunistic COVID-19 lawsuits
  • Provide sales tax fairness for local businesses
  • Train Missourians for in-demand jobs
  • Modernize Missouri’s utility infrastructure
  • Safeguard against prescription drug abuse
  • Protect Missouri’s business climate

These successes, combined with a strong push to vaccinate Missourians against COVID-19 and the coming phase-out of enhanced unemployment benefits will place Missouri ahead of the curve as the global economy recovers.

Click here for more information regarding these changes.
City Seeks Residents to Serve on City Boards & Committees
The City of Parkville is looking to fill several openings on City boards, commissions and committees, with an emphasis on appointing residents from western Parkville to create fair representation in all areas of the city. Mayor Johnston will nominate and appoint, with Board of Aldermen approval, Parkville residents to serve for designated terms listed below.
Board of Zoning Adjustment
·   One open position through May 2026
·   Three open alternate positions with no end date
Community Land & Recreation Board
·   One open position through May 2024
Ethics Commission
·   One open position for Ward 1 through May 2023
Tax Increment Financing Commission
·   One open position through May 2024

Click here to find out more about each board and commission as well as the online application.

Parkville residents who are interested in volunteering and becoming involved with the City are encouraged to apply by submitting an application and resume to the City Clerk in person at 8880 Clark Avenue, Parkville, MO 64152 or by e-mail at
Upcoming Meetings and Events
Member Social - Kactus Creek
Croquet Club
Thursday, June 3, 2021
4-6 pm

Open play with the possibility of some friendly competition.
Snacks provided. Bring your own drink!

Members - FREE
Non-Members - $10

June Chamber Lunch
Tues, June 8, 11:30 - 1 pm
New London Cafe & Event Space

Register online and reserve your lunch option. Choices include:
  • King’s Choice Salad with Grilled Chicken
  • Prime Rib Sandwich, Grilled Onions, Swiss Cheese, Horsey Sauce with Fries
  • Club Sandwich, Grilled Chicken, Ham, Bacon, Cheese, Fries
  • Cheeseburger with Fries

6325 Lewis St, Parkville Commons, Parkville
10th Annual Golf Tournament
Monday, June 21, check-in at 8:30 am
The Deuce at The National

$175 per player (includes 2 mulligans per player, breakfast, games, and tailgate party).

Sponsorships available.
Golf registration here
"Elder Care Journey: Estate Planning" by Attorney, Amber Thailing

Hosted by KC Elder Law and Country Financial, Parkville
Tuesday, June 29th, 11:30 - 1 pm

Lunch provided.
Registration will be available online soon. Maximum attendees - 30
More information to follow.
Save the Dates -

Sat, Aug 21 - 5k/10k Run By The River, English Landing Park - More info to come

Sat, Nov 6 - Annual Trivia Night, Location TBD
Community Organizations
Parkville Named a Tree City USA
for 31st Year in a Row

For the 31st year in a row, the City of Parkville was named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. Parkville is one of only 15 communities in Missouri that has been named Tree City USA for 31 years or more.
The City achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program’s four requirements:
·         A tree board or department;
·         A tree care ordinance;
·         An annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita; and
·         Arbor Day observance and proclamation
Park University Again Offers Early College Online Program for High School Students

High school students can get a head start on earning college credits by enrolling in Park University’s Early College Online program. The program, in its second year, will begin on Monday, June 7, in conjunction with Park’s eight-week Summer term.

High school students who will complete their sophomore or junior year this spring and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher are eligible to participate, earning college credit at a fraction of the University’s regular tuition rate and within a shorter timeframe than through dual credit or Advanced Placement coursework. Students earn college credit and learn how to effectively participate in college courses online — an increasingly important skill to possess.
The program allows students to take up to two online courses (six credit hours) taught by experienced Park University faculty. Early College Online courses do not require students to log in at set meeting times; however, students will have multiple optional times to interact with each other and their instructors via videoconference throughout the term. Small class sizes, faculty-student interaction, and virtual academic support resources are in place to aid student success.

The University is offering four courses for high school students as a part of the program: Public Speaking (CA 103), Educational Psychology (EDU 203), Medical Terminology (FW 175), and American National Government (PO 200) at a cost of $90 per credit hour ($270 per course). This is a discount of more than 79 percent of the regular tuition rate of $427 per credit hour.
For more information, visit or contact Park’s Office of Admissions at / (816) 746-2533
Park University Women's Volleyball and
Men's Volleyball Make it to the NAIA National Tournament

Park University, the No. 5 seeded team at the NAIA Men’s Volleyball National Championship, competed in the national semifinals at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines on Friday, April 23. The Pirates lost to undefeated No. 1 Grand View University (Iowa)

The Park University Women's team, the No. 2 seeded team at the NAIA Women’s Volleyball National Championship, ended its season in heartbreaking fashion as No. 15 seed Dordt University (Iowa) pulled off the upset.

Park Men's volleyball ends the season at 21-6 while the Women's Volleyball team ends its season with a 21-4 record.

Congrats Pirates!
COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

Saint Luke's is now offering vaccinations to Kansas or Missouri residents age 16 or older. You do not have to be a Saint Luke’s patient to receive a vaccine. To cut down on your wait time, we encourage you to schedule an appointment but walk-ins are accepted.

To schedule an appointment, click here.
Member Announcements
JOIN US: 5K at Arrowhead to Benefit the Y
8 a.m. Saturday, June 19, 2021
Early-bird registration discount ends today! Register now.

JOIN US: 5K at Arrowhead to Benefit the Y
8 a.m. Saturday, June 19, 2021
Early-bird registration discount ends today! Register now.

Early-bird registration:
  • Through today, Monday, May 31
  • $30 for Chiefs Season Ticket Members
  • $35 for the public
Pre-event registration:
  • Tuesday, June 1 through Friday, June 18
  • $35 for Chiefs Season Ticket Members
  • $40 for the public
YMCA Discount Code: Use code YMCAGKC5K for $5.00 off any registration. 
Volunteer: Volunteers are needed for packet pick-up and race day support. All volunteers will receive a free t-shirt to wear the day of the event and/or volunteer assignment. Learn more.
Platte Co Health Rescinds Order, Adopts Recommendations
May 15, 2021

At their Special Meeting on May 15, the Platte County Health Department’s Board of Trustees rescinded all previous Public Health Orders related to COVID-19 and adopted the attached Public Health Recommendations, effective immediately. In summary the Recommendations:

  1. Rescind all previous limits on business operations and gatherings under previous COVID-19 orders.
  2. Apply to non-healthcare settings. For related information for healthcare settings, view the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Updated Healthcare Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations in Response to COVID-19 Vaccination and any revisions thereof.
  3. State that Elementary and Secondary Schools should continue to comply with “Missouri School Reopening & Operating Guidance”, created by the Department of Health & Senior Services and the Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (DESE) and any revisions thereof.
  4. State that Masks or face coverings may be required by businesses, which may refuse service to any person who refuses to wear a Mask or Face Covering. However, a business may not require an individual to produce written verification of a medical condition that prohibits the use of a Mask or Face Covering.

The Recommendations also encourage all eligible persons to obtain a federally-approved COVID-19 vaccine and state that residents and visitors to Platte County Missouri should follow CDC’s Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People and any revisions thereof.
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2021 Silver Sponsor

2021 Chamber Champions

Central Bank of the Midwest
Citizens Bank & Trust
The City of Parkville
The National Golf Club
Parkville Economic Development Council
Parkville Area Chamber of Commerce
8878 NW 63rd St, Ste 103
Parkville, MO 64152