New KCMOre magazine connects residents to city services

New KCMOre magazine connects residents to city services Bookmark this handy resource guide this spring and summer

Did you know you could visit kcstat.kcmo.org to view the city of Kansas City’s progress toward its goals in real-time? Or, did you know that the city has programs to help neighborhoods fund their capital projects and events? Did you know Kansas City is the largest municipal user of solar power in its four-state region? Want to meet the woman behind the popular @KCPolice Twitter account?

Learn about all of this and much, much more in the spring/summer 2014 issue of KCMOre magazine.  KCMOre, the city’s biannual magazine, is available in an interactive mobile-friendly format and in a printable .pdf format.

KCMOre connects residents with their city government through articles highlighting the city’s innovations in technology, sustainability and development. It also serves as a helpful resource guide, featuring a variety of services and programs that benefit residents. The magazine profiles different employees, allowing readers to get a closer, behind-the-scenes glimpse into their tax dollars at work.

To provide residents with compelling and informative content, KCMOre staff works with all departments to learn about new services, innovations, recognitions and other topics that might interest or benefit residents.

As a cost-savings measure, this issue of KCMOre is only available online. Residents may request a print copy by contacting the 311 Call Center at 311 or 816-513-1313.

KCMOre magazine is a publication of the communications office. It was first published in fall/winter 2011 as an effort to enhance resident communication and engagement. KCMOre stands for “Kansas City, Missouri Resident Engagement.”

For more information, please contact Megan Hewitt, KCMOre editor, at 816-513-1064 or Jose Gonzalez, KCMOre graphic designer, at 816-513-1354.

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Penny’s Pick: Opening Day at the K

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