Olathe news briefs for the week of Oct. 24

City Council                                                          

The Olathe City Council will meet Tuesday, Nov.1, at 7 p.m. in the Council Chamber at City Hall for a regular session. Regular sessions are broadcast live on OGN (Comcast channel 7, AT&T channel 99 and on the City’s website). For a recap of the previous Council meeting, visit the City Clerk’s webpage.

Olathe selected to join national What Works Cities initiative

Olathe has been selected as one of 16 new cities to participate in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ What Works Cities initiative.

Launched in April 2015, What Works Cities has developed a growing network of local municipal leaders, leading global experts and world-class practitioners who at no cost to cities, are sharing best practices for data and evidence-based governance to engage citizens, make government more effective and improve people’s lives.

What Works Cities will assist Olathe with advancing the following objectives: Continue reading

Largest MNU capital campaign revealed

The most comprehensive capital campaign at MidAmerica Nazarene University recently was unveiled at the university’s 50th Anniversary Grand Celebration Dinner. Bright Futures: the campaign for MNU is a three-priority, multi-year campaign for $61 million.

Over the next five years, funds raised in the campaign will be designated for three priorities at MNU:

1.    Academic Programs:     $6,989,043
2.    Capital Projects:             $28,109,262
3.    University Support:        $26,214,328 Continue reading

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