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Boone County Community Services Department Releases 2017 Annual Report

Wed, 15 Aug 2018

Boone County Community Services Department Releases 2017 Annual Report

Summary

The Boone County Community Services Department, along with the Boone County Children's Services Board, will present the Community Services Department's 2017 Annual Report to the Boone County Commissioners and community on Friday, August 17, 2018. This presentation will include information on the power of prevention and early childhood education, as well as impact statements from key stakeholders and beneficiaries.

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Route Z Road Closure

Tue, 31 Jul 2018

Route Z Road Closure

Summary

Monday, August 6th MoDOT Route Z will close to thru traffic between Outer Road 70 and Karen Avenue for approximately 30 days.

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Boone County Commissioner Janet Thompson Appointed as NACo Justice and Public Safety Steering Committee Leadership

Wed, 25 Jul 2018

Boone County Commissioner Janet Thompson Appointed as NACo Justice and Public Safety Steering Committee Leadership

Summary

Boone County Commissioner Janet Thompson has been appointed to the National Association of Counties (NACo) Justice and Public Safety (JPS) Steering Committee as the Chair of the Juvenile Subcommittee. Incoming NACo President Greg Cox announced the JPS leadership appointments for the 2018-2019 term on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. Janet has served on the JPS Steering Committee for three years.

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Boone County Named Top Ten by Center for Digital Government

Thu, 12 Jul 2018

Boone County Named Top Ten by Center for Digital Government

Summary

For the ninth year in a row, Boone County earned recognition for successful outcomes through strategic use of information and communications technology. On Wednesday, July 11, the Center for Digital Government (CDG) and the National Association of Counties announced the top ten counties in each of five population categories, including Boone County, which ranked fourth place among counties with a population between 150,000 and 249,999. Boone County has been ranked in the top ten counties of similar population for 13 of the past 14 years.

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Residents Reminded When to Call 9-1-1

Tue, 03 Jul 2018

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 Commissioner Janet Thompson Reappointed to Missouri Judicial Finance Commission

Tue, 03 Jul 2018

Boone County Commissioner Janet Thompson Reappointed to Missouri Judicial Finance Commission

Summary

On June 26, 2018, Boone County Commissioner Janet Thompson was reappointed for her second term on the Judicial Finance Commission for the State of Missouri by Chief Justice Zel M. Fischer. Janet was initially appointed to the Judicial Finance Commission in the fall of 2016. Her reappointment is effective July 3, 2018 and will end July 2, 2021, or when her successor is appointed and qualified.

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Boone County and City of Columbia Representatives Attend Health Equity Peer Exchange

Wed, 20 Jun 2018

Boone County and City of Columbia Representatives Attend Health Equity Peer Exchange

Summary

On June 7 and 8, 2018, Kelly Wallis, Director of Boone County Community Services Department, and Scott Clardy, Assistant Director of Columbia/Boone County Department of Health and Human Services, participated in the National Association of County's first-ever Health Equity Peer Exchange in Jefferson County, KY. The Health Equity Peer Exchange was an opportunity to learn more about the root causes of health inequity and strategies to combat them, exemplified by the award-winning health equity work being implemented in Jefferson County, KY. Though great strides have been made in the study and understanding of health disparities, meaningful gaps in both quality of life and life expectancy persist for many underserved groups in the US, including Boone County, MO. By participating in the Health Equity Peer Exchange, Kelly and Scott were able to share information gleaned through the work of "Live Well Boone County," and bring information back to further the efforts in Boone County to reduce health disparities in our community.

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Boone County Recorder of Deeds Offers Presentations on Land Fraud Protection

Tue, 29 May 2018

Boone County Recorder of Deeds Offers Presentations on Land Fraud Protection

Summary

Nora Dietzel, Boone County Recorder of Deeds, has prepared a 15-minute presentation to inform the County about the free Deed Notification Service. Mrs. Dietzel is offering to give this presentation to civic and professional groups, senior homes, and employee groups, to outline the importance of protection from land fraud. Deed Notification is a proactive way to protect your loved ones from being victimized by scams and land fraud. To schedule a presentation, contact the Recorder of Deeds' office at 573-886-4360 or email at ndietzel@boonecountymo.org.

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Boone County Commission to Recognize Boone County Adopt-A-Road Program and Participants

Thu, 17 May 2018

Boone County Commission to Recognize Boone County Adopt-A-Road Program and Participants

Summary

On Tuesday, May 22, 2018, the Boone County Commission will recognize those citizens dedicated to keeping our County beautiful through their participation in Boone County's Adopt-A-Road program and encourage more citizen participation in this program. In 2017, over 300 large bags of trash and recyclables were collected from the 32 miles of roadway adopted in Boone County. Approximately 200 citizens participate in the Adopt-A-Road program annually. Already in 2018, the Missouri River Relief Road Cleanup crew, comprised of 45 volunteers of all ages, has collected 40 bags of trash and 40 bags of recyclables!

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Boone County Commission to Recognize Stepping Up Day of Action

Mon, 14 May 2018

Boone County Commission to Recognize Stepping Up Day of Action

Summary

On Thursday, May 17, 2018, at 1:30PM in the Boone County Government Center Commission Chambers, the Boone County Commission will issue a proclamation recognizing Stepping Up Day of Action and three years' worth of commitment by organizations throughout Boone County to this initiative. A reception will be held immediately following the meeting to review the many accomplishments within our community in the past three years and to recommit to Stepping Up in Boone County.

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Prescription Drug Take Back

Tue, 24 Apr 2018

Prescription Drug Take Back

Summary

The Boone County Sheriff's Department, 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 27 & 28, 2018. This event coincides with the National Drug Take Back event sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency.

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