Susan Sherman, assistant city manager, has received the International City/County Manager’s Association (ICMA) Award for Career Development in Memory of L.P. Cookingham. The award recognizes an outstanding local government administrator who has made a significant contribution to the career development of new talent in professional local government management.
Tickets are selling quickly for the popular Fall Cemetery Tours. The tours offer a chance to learn more about the historic Olathe Cemetery from Mahaffie staff dressed in 19th Century clothing portraying historic people.
This is the last week for the Wednesday Olathe Farmers’ Market at both locations; Black Bob Park and the Olathe Community Center parking lot The Saturday market remains open through Oct. 19 at both locations.
Miracle League of Olathe is seeking volunteers to serve as athlete buddies who support youth athletes, ages 6-17, with mental or physical challenges.
Starting Sept. 15, Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) crews will begin setting girders onto the bridge piers during overnight lane, ramp and roadway closures at the K-10 and Ridgeview Road interchange.
The City of Olathe is proud to announce the launch of the SilverSneakers program at the Olathe Community Center (1205 E. Kansas City Road). Beginning Monday, Sept. 22, SilverSneakers members will have free access to the Olathe Community Center and its SilverSneakers land and water fitness programs.
Mahaffie is a finalist in two categories for the KC Parent Magazine 2014 Family Faves. Summer Family Fun Nights is in the Favorite FREE Attraction and Wild West Days is a finalist for Best Kept Secret. Visit kcparent.com/Giveaways/Vote-for-KC-Family-Favorites-2014/
The Johnson County Weatherization Program provides assistance to income eligible residents of Johnson County in making their homes more comfortable, safe and energy efficient. Visit Weatherization Program for information.
The City of Olathe received several awards at the City and County Communications and Marketing Association’s Annual Savvy Awards ceremony, held September 4 at the Music Box Theater in Minneapolis. The City received a Silver Circle Award in the Digital-Mobile category for the Olathe Trash Day mobile app and received a Silver Circle Award in the Promotional Video category for the Olathe Trash Day promotional video.
The Renner Water Standpipe located at 119th Street and Renner Road is scheduled for routine maintenance, recoating, and full inspection this fall. This project will include sandblasting, priming, and recoating inside and outside the tank. The City of Olathe will also be changing the color of the standpipe.