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Tom S. Hurley Public Safety Service Award

Wed, 21 Jul 2021

Tom S. Hurley Public Safety Service Award

Summary

To honor the memory and legacy of Tom Hurley, the late OEM Director, the Boone County Office of Emergency Management has created a new community service award. This award seeks to recognize an individual, paid or un-paid, agency or organization which embodies the qualities and spirit of Tom S. Hurley, in their championship of, and service to, the community. The recipient of this award goes above and beyond their day-to-day work or duties before, during or after times of disaster to provide a lasting effect, and/or impart significant contributions to fostering preparedness, responding to emergencies, or building community resiliency.

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Residents Reminded When to Call 9-1-1

Fri, 02 Jul 2021

Residents Reminded When to Call 9-1-1

Summary

Boone County Joint Communications is prepared for a spike in calls on the Fourth of July holiday. Residents are reminded to call 9-1-1 for emergencies only and to call the non-emergency numbers 3-1-1 or 573-442-6131 for other situations requiring law enforcement attention, such as noise caused by fireworks or fireworks being discharged in prohibited areas.

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Boone County Bicentennial Committee to Present "Treasures of Boone County" Mural Piece to City of Ashland

Wed, 30 Jun 2021

Boone County Bicentennial Committee to Present

Summary

The Boone County Bicentennial Committee is pleased to present to the City of Ashland its portion of the “Treasures of Boone County” mural during its Board of Aldermen meeting on Tuesday, July 6, 2021, at 7:00PM in Ashland City Hall, 101 W. Broadway.

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Boone County Government Offices Closed Friday, June 18, 2021, in Observance of Juneteenth

Thu, 17 Jun 2021

Summary

The Boone County Commission has just announced that Boone County Government offices will be closed tomorrow, Friday, June 18, 2021, in observance of Juneteenth.

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Boone County Community Services Department Releases 2020 Annual Report

Tue, 15 Jun 2021

Summary

The Boone County Community Services Department (BCCSD) released its 2020 Annual Report on Monday, June 14, 2021. This report provides a comprehensive overview of the 2020 contracted organizations and program outcomes; the department’s COVID-19 response; and community collaboration during this unprecedented year. In 2020, the Community Services Department provided funding of $8,492,451.87 to support 69 programs aimed at improving the lives of Boone County residents.

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New Collaborative Effort Aims to Improve Cardiac Arrest Survival Rates in Boone County

Thu, 03 Jun 2021

Summary

University of Missouri Health Care, Boone County Joint Communications, Boone Health Ambulance Service, Boone County Fire District, Columbia Fire Department, and the Southern Boone County Fire Protection District have joined forces for a collaborative effort to educate and arm the public with tools to improve the odds of survival for those who suffer cardiac arrest.

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Boone County Selected to Join the Urban Institute's Upward Mobility Cohort

Wed, 26 May 2021

Summary

The Urban Institute announced Boone County as one of eight counties selected through a competitive process to join the new Upward Mobility Cohort. The cohort will work to reduce racial and ethnic inequities and support upward mobility from poverty in the participating counties.

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Boone County Bicentennial Committee to Present "Treasures of Boone County" Mural Piece to Town of Harrisburg

Wed, 19 May 2021

Boone County Bicentennial Committee to Present

Summary

The Boone County Bicentennial Committee is pleased to present to the Town of Harrisburg its portion of the "Treasures of Boone County" mural. The Town of Harrisburg will receive its mural piece during its Council Meeting on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, at 7:00PM in the School Administration Building.

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MU Family Access Center of Excellence to provide mental health support to Boone County schools

Fri, 14 May 2021

Summary

MU Family Access Center of Excellence (FACE) of Boone County and Boone County school leaders will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will outline enhanced mental health support for approximately 24,000 school-aged children and their families. These services are made possible by a 1/4-cent tax passed by citizens of Boone County in 2012, which created the Boone County Children's Services Fund.

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Notice of Change in 2021 Real Estate Assessments

Mon, 10 May 2021

Summary

In accordance with the laws of Missouri, the Office of Boone County Assessor has updated the 2021 real estate assessments. The statutory effective date of valuation is January 1, 2021. Boone County mailed 44,000 change of assessment notices during the first week of May. The 2021 equalization effort is based upon an analysis of the local real estate market as required by law. Statistical information released by the Columbia Board of Realtors indicates the median sale price of an existing home in Boone County increased by more than 15% during the past two years.

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Boone County Recognizes 20 Employees for Milestones Over 20 Years of Service

Thu, 29 Apr 2021

Summary

On Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 20 employees of Boone County Government were recognized for having served the citizens of Boone County for 20 years or more. These employees each reached a five-year milestone beyond 20 years during 2020 and were recognized at the Boone County Years of Service Awards Ceremony held at the Boone County Commission Chambers.

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