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Floodplain limits to change in southeast Lenexa
05/02/2019
The City of Lenexa is conducting a flood study to revise the limits of the floodplain on Flat Rock Creek near Flat Rock Creek Pool north to I-35. This study will change the extent of the floodplain slightly in that area.
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Sign up for Youth Police Academy
04/30/2019
Get an exciting, interactive look at law enforcement from members of the Lenexa Police Department at this year’s Youth Police Academy!
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Vision 2040
Vision 2040 to be Revealed May 14
04/26/2019
After months of gathering input from the community and analyzing the data, Vision 2040 is ready. The Steering Committee – led by Community Co-Chairs Stacy Knipp and Mike Stein – will present the vision to the Lenexa City Council at its May 14, 2019 meeting.
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Q&A with Lenexa Arts Council member Judy Tuckness
04/24/2019
We sat down with long-serving Lenexa Arts Council member Judy Tuckness to talk about her interests, why art is important, and how Lenexa’s arts programming has evolved over the last 30 years.
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Four Honored in Volunteer Hall of Fame
04/24/2019
Volunteers help make Lenexa a community of choice, and hundreds of people donate their time and talents to make the city a better place. April is National Volunteer Month, and six Lenexa volunteers were honored for their service to the community at our recent Volunteer Appreciation Dinner on April 23.
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We're sporting some new gear
04/15/2019
The Lenexa Rec Center’s recently recently expanded Rec Shop display rack in the lobby is full of great new products.
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Celebrating Arbor Day with Top Tree Picks
04/12/2019
In addition to providing beautiful foliage andshade on warm days, trees play a vital role in our community. According to the National Arbor Day Foundation, trees increase property values, reduce energy consumption, improve air quality and provide crucial habitat for wildlife.
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$3,000 in Art Scholarships Awarded
04/10/2019
Four Lenexa area high schoolers were recently honored for their artistic talents through the Lenexa Arts Council scholarship program. The Arts Council awarded $3,000 in scholarships in visual, performing and literary arts to Lenexa area high school seniors to use toward their college educations.
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Creative teens recognized in new art show
04/04/2019
The Lenexa Arts Council celebrated the artistic talent of youth in our community by exhibiting the first High School Student Art Show in the City Hall art gallery during March 2019.
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Celebration of Life for Councilmember Linver
Celebration of Life for Former Councilmember Diane Linver
03/27/2019
A celebration of life will be held for former Lenexa City Councilmember Diane Linver on Saturday, April 27, 2019. The event is open to those who knew Diane and will begin at 11 a.m. at Lenexa City Hall (17101 W. 87th Street Parkway).
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Car break-ins on the rise in Lenexa
03/15/2019
The Lenexa Police Department has seen a recent uptick in car break-ins around the city, especially at fitness centers, public parks and daycares. The most common items stolen in these burglaries are women’s purses.
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Getting Ready for a Fruitful Market Season
03/15/2019
More than 20,000 people visited the Lenexa Farmers Market during our community-filledfirst year in 2018. The Market featured more than 30 local vendors, the work of six artists and 12 musicians, and was supported by 10 sponsors. Your purchases had a ripple effect: boosting our local economy, supporting jobs, and strengthening the local food system.
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Get a start on outdoor home improvements
03/13/2019
Even before grass starts to sprout, there's still plenty todo outdoors to make sure your home is in top shape and compliant with City codes. Here are a few often-neglected early spring tasks that our Community Standards staff spot each year:
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Have fun right off the bat
03/08/2019
Hit a home run by enrolling your kids in one of Lenexa Parks & Recreation’s youth baseball programs this spring at Freedom Fields.
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Healthy Yards Expo is April 6, 2019
03/06/2019
If you're looking forgreener, smarter or more eye-catching ideas for your lawn and garden, mark your calendar for the 10th annual Healthy Yards Expo from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 6, 2019, at the Shawnee Civic Centre, 13817 Johnson Dr.
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Complete Streets Plan workshop set for March 21
03/01/2019
Do you drive, walk, bike or use transit in Lenexa? Take a look and give your feedback on recommendations for Lenexa’s Complete Streets Plan at a public workshop on March 21.
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Volunteers Needed
Volunteers needed for multiple positions
02/28/2019
Want to give back to your community? We have a variety of volunteer positions available.
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Tackle Spring Cleaning in 2019 at Dumpster Days
02/27/2019
Dispose of old furniture, appliances and more at Dumpster Days at the Lenexa Municipal Services Service Center, 7700 Cottonwood St., from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 6–7, 2019.
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Community Center and Senior Center Plans Presented
02/25/2019
In January, the Lenexa City Council reviewed preliminary plans from a study that, once fully realized, would transform the block of Old Town occupied by the Community Center, Senior Center and Scouting Park.
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Mayor Mike Boehm gives the 2019 State of the City address.
2019 State of the City Address
02/19/2019
Mayor Mike Boehm gave his 2019 State of the City address on Feb. 20, 2019.
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