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2020 in Review: Safe opportunities for recreation
01/26/2021
From exploring nature on bikes and trails to working out with safety precautions in place, the City's diverse recreation opportunities helped Lenexans stay healthy, active and happy throughout the year.
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2020 in Review: Energy efficiency & sustainability
01/21/2021
The City of Lenexa pursued several initiatives, some new, some long-standing, to help protect our climate and natural resources through 2020.
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2020 in Review: Setting new development records
01/15/2021
Even when sales lagged, City recreation facilities closed and office buildings sent employees home, our planners, engineers, inspectors and permit technicians found themselves hustling to keep up with historic levels of development.
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2020 in Review: Maintaining a high-quality city through strategic reinvestment
01/12/2021
Keeping our existing assets in top shape and adapting them to current needs helps Lenexa maintain a high-quality, thriving community.
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2020 in Review: Top-quality public safety services and education
01/08/2021
Recruitment, technology, employee health, infrastructure and outreach were among the areas the City of Lenexa enhanced in 2020 to help keep our community safer.
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Rental licensing inspections start soon
01/04/2021
Lenexa Community Standards employees are ready to begin rental property inspections over the next few months. Our rental licensing program helps preserve Lenexa neighborhoods.
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2020 in Review: Offering compassionate support and resources
12/30/2020
2020 was an exceptionally difficult year for many in our community. Staff found ways to support those who struggled with challenges including financial, emotional and mental health, childcare and home maintenance.
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2020 in Review: Providing exceptional service in a pandemic
12/28/2020
The City of Lenexa takes pride in providing high-quality services for those who live and work here, and that commitment continued during the COVID-19 pandemic. Staff found ways to improve existing services and maintain high productivity in spite of the year’s challenges.
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Meet our employee of the year: Chip Voigts
12/14/2020
Municipal Services Street Foreman Chip Voigts was named the City of Lenexa's Employee of the Year for demonstrating the values of the City on a daily basis.
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Dawn Layman
Dawn Layman Named New Lenexa Chief of Police
12/03/2020
City Manager Beccy Yocham has announced the appointment of Deputy Chief Dawn Layman to serve as the new chief of police for the City of Lenexa.
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Municipal Services earns reaccreditation
11/23/2020
For the fifth consecutive time, the Lenexa Municipal Services Department has been accredited by the American Public Works Association (APWA). Only 162 public works agencies have received accreditation through APWA, placing Lenexa’s department among the finest in the country.
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Logan Wagler
Lenexa names new Parks & Recreation Director
11/19/2020
City Manager Beccy Yocham announced that Logan Wagler will join her senior management team when he assumes the role of Parks & Recreation Department director on Nov. 30. Wagler has worked for Lenexa over the past 12 years, most recently as deputy director for Parks & Recreation.
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How we train Lenexa police officers
11/06/2020
Whether they're new to law enforcement or transferring from another agency, Lenexa police officers go through extensive training to prepare them for solo patrol.
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Compost service is a gift that keeps giving
10/20/2020
Two local companies are offering a discount to responsibly dispose of your meal scraps this holiday season and beyond.
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Outdoor burning advice from the Lenexa Fire Department
10/14/2020
Outdoor burning can give homeowners a way to get rid of some yard debris or allow families to gather together to enjoy these each other's company. Be aware of the different requirements and restrictions for different types of outdoor burning.
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Curbside composting available for Lenexa residents
10/05/2020
The City of Lenexa has negotiated a discounted rate with Compost Collective KC to provide curbside compost collection to residents.
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Serving up fire safety in the kitchen
10/02/2020
Before you serve up a meal in the kitchen, it’s important to know the essentials of fire safety. While cooking is the #1 cause of home fires and home fire injuries, these accidents are preventable.
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Lenexa Police Chief announces intent to retire
09/30/2020
Lenexa Chief of Police Thomas Hongslo has announced his intent to retire in December 2020 after a 31-year career in law enforcement. Chief Hongslo marked his 25th year with the Lenexa Police Department earlier this month, and at the time of his retirement will have served as chief of police for eight years.
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Wildlife wisdom
09/24/2020
Learn some helpful advice for dealing with local wildlife from the Lenexa Police Department's Animal Control Division
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Walking and jogging safely at night
09/03/2020
Before you take off on an evening exercise jaunt, take note of these safety precautions from the Lenexa Police Department.
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