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Posted on: February 16, 2024

Health Dept. offering CPR classes on Wednesday, February 21

CPR training is now available through the Joplin Health Department and has been noted as an important skill to learn. Doctors have stated administering CPR outside the hospital can save thousands of lives annually, but about half of Americans say they don...

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Posted on: February 14, 2024

City offices closed, and Council Meeting shifts due to Presidents’ Day holiday

City offices will be closed on Monday, February 19, in recognition of Presidents’ Day, , and the Joplin City Council’s regular third Monday meeting in February will be moved to Tuesday, February 20. The rescheduled meeting will begin a...

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Posted on: February 6, 2024

Joplin Parks and Recreation now hiring lifeguards

Schifferdecker Pool with slides

The Joplin Parks and Recreation Department is excited to announce that we are actively seeking qualified individuals to join the City’s Aquatic Team and contribute to a safe and enjoyable experience for our community members.

Applications are now...

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Posted on: February 1, 2024

City to replace trees along Main Street as part of beautification efforts

Callery Pear Tree in a downtown setting along a sidewalk

Starting the week of February 5, the City of Joplin will initiate a beautification effort along Main Street, specifically addressing the replacement of trees along the street. Joplin Public Works and Parks and Recreation Departments are working with Simps...

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Posted on: January 27, 2024

Joplin's Complete Streets initiative recognized; part of upcoming W. 20th project

During Downtown Joplin's Third Thursday in October, Joplin's Complete Streets Policy received attention during a 'pop-up demonstration' of this initiative.

 

Several transportation groups coordinated the...

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Posted on: December 18, 2023

Richard Pearson sworn in as Joplin’s Police Chief

City Clerk swearing in new Police Chief Richard Pearson

Joplin City officials, Joplin Police staff, City employees, and community members welcomed Rich Pearson as Joplin’s new Police Chief today. Pearson was sworn in to serve in his new role by City Clerk Holly Nagy.   

Pearson recen...

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Posted on: December 6, 2023

Council appoints Monteleone to fill general seat vacancy through April 2024

Under New Business of the December 4, 2023 City Council meeting, Council members voted and approved  Anthony Monteleone to fill the vacant General Seat on the Council. He will serve until the next City Council election in 2024. Twelve citizens ha...

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Posted on: November 17, 2023

Recycling grant awarded to City and regional partners for education and outreach efforts

With a recently awarded $1.74 million Recycling Education Outreach (REO) grant, the City of Joplin looks forward to working with its partners to develop more awareness and opportunities about recycling for our area residents. The City joined Region M Wast...

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Posted on: July 10, 2021

City of Joplin provides update on network security incident

As you may know, on July 7, 2021, we discovered a network security incident that resulted in an interruption to our internet, email, and phone services. After discovering the incident, we isolated the impacted systems, contacted law enforcement, and launc...

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