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Boone County Releases Mobility Action Plan to Address Poverty

Tue, 14 Jun 2022

Summary

The Mobility Action Plan, developed by dedicated workgroups who are focused on addressing poverty in Boone County, will be released during a launch event on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, on the second floor of the Missouri United Methodist Church, 204 S. 9th Street, Columbia. The event will include an open house from 2:00PM – 4:00PM, with a presentation at 2:30PM.

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Boone County Government Mourns Passing of Prosecuting Attorney Dan Knight

Mon, 06 Jun 2022

Boone County Government Mourns Passing of Prosecuting Attorney Dan Knight

Summary

We are deeply saddened by the death of our long-time colleague, Dan Knight. He served the people of Boone County in the Prosecuting Attorney’s office since 1992, and became the elected Prosecutor on January 1, 2006, a position he has held ever since

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Nomination Period Open for 2nd Annual Tom S. Hurley Public Safety Service Award

Thu, 02 Jun 2022

Nomination Period Open for 2nd Annual Tom S. Hurley Public Safety Service Award

Summary

Boone County Office of Emergency Management (BCOEM) announces the nomination period for the 2nd annual Tom S. Hurley Public Service Award to honor the memory and legacy of Tom Hurley, the late OEM Director.

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Boone County Releases Request for Proprosal for $10M

Wed, 01 Jun 2022

Summary

Boone County, through the Boone County Community Services Department, released a $10 million request for proposal opportunity on May 18, 2022. Applications for funding will be considered from nonprofits or governmental entities if the proposed program provides services to children, youth (nineteen years of age or less), and/or their families is areas fundable pursuant to statute. Applications are due on June 29, 2022.

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Boone Indicators Dashboard Releases New Community Data and Equity Analyses

Mon, 02 May 2022

Summary

Boone Indicators Dashboard (BID) partners are announcing important updates to the community’s dashboard.

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Training Available for Local Nonprofits

Wed, 27 Apr 2022

Summary

The Boone County Community Services Department (BCCSD) is hosting training sessions for local organizations to learn how to apply for funding from the Boone County Children’s Services Fund.

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Prescription Drug Take Back Event

Fri, 22 Apr 2022

Prescription Drug Take Back Event

Summary

The Boone County Sheriff's Office, in partnership with the Youth Community Coalition and law enforcement agencies throughout Boone County including Ashland, Columbia, Centralia, Hallsville, University of Missouri, and VA Hospital Police Departments, will be conducting a Prescription Drug Take Back event at multiple locations April 29rd and 30th, 2022.

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Scheduled Storm Spotter Training Cancelled Due to Inclement Weather

Tue, 12 Apr 2022

Summary

The Storm Spotter training scheduled for Wednesday, April 13th from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM in the Memorial Student Union, Room N201 BC, located at 518 Hitt St., Columbia MO, 65201 has been cancelled due to anticipated inclement weather.

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Dustin Stanton Appointed as Boone County Treasurer

Tue, 12 Apr 2022

Dustin Stanton Appointed as Boone County Treasurer

Summary

Dustin Stanton, of Centralia, was appointed by Governor Parson as the Boone County Treasurer on Tuesday, April 12, 2022. He was sworn into the office during a ceremony this morning in the Boone County Commission Chambers.

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National Weather Service St. Louis Set to Host Storm Spotter Class in Columbia, Missouri

Mon, 04 Apr 2022

Summary

Boone County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has partnered with the University of Missouri (MU) and National Weather Service (NWS) St. Louis to offer a storm spotter class on Mizzou’s campus to prepare for severe weather season.

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Boone County's Upward Mobility Project Workgroups Are Underway

Thu, 17 Mar 2022

Summary

Planning workgroups focused on three priority areas related to upward mobility are creating a Mobility Action Plan for Boone County.

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