OTTAWA, Kan.—Dec. 11, 2014 — A new leadership program has created additional training opportunities and development for City of Ottawa employees. A ceremony Dec. 11 recognized the first graduating class of the city’s Leadership Academy. Thirteen employees completed the program, which included sessions on decision making, personal management, setting and achieving goals and other topics, Facilitator John Divine said.
The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration continue to hear from taxpayers who have received unsolicited calls from individuals demanding payment while fraudulently claiming to be from the IRS.
OTTAWA, Kan. — Dec. 3, 2014 —Ottawa city commissioners and staff are looking forward to bringing new businesses and jobs to Franklin County, following an announcement Dec. 3 of plans to acquire land for a new industrial park.
On August 23rd, 2014 at approximately 7:51 p.m. hours officers with the Ottawa Police Department were dispatched to a person reportedly armed with a gun in the Orscheln’s Farm and Home parking lot, 2008 S. Princeton Street; deputies with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the call. In this article you will find the news release and the written findings on the incident.
The City of Ottawa is currently recruiting for its Accessibility Advisory Board; this is to fill the vacancy of an unexpired term which ends April 2015.
We are working on a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize application, and we’d love to hear from you about you or your organization perspective on Ottawa/Franklin County’s Health Culture. This survey aims to examine your thoughts on our community’s health and better understand your organization’s commitment towards a healthy community.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas highlights Playful Ottawa Kansas as a play city of five years running!
The city's Play Task Force has hosted annual play days to encourage families to get out of the house and be physically active. This year's event in May featured pillow polo, large boxes for castles and a box town.
The Kansas Department of Transportation has selected 20 projects for inclusion in its Transportation Alternatives program and the city of Ottawa has been chosen as one of the 20. KDOT received 43 applications from local units of government for funding consideration totaling more than $22.5 million.
The City of Ottawa, KS and the local Government Access Channel 20 in compliance with a recent ADA (Americans with Disability Act) audit, are pleased to begin offering closed captioning for all City of Ottawa Commission Meetings on Local Government Access Channel 20 for the public.
The National League of Cities (NLC) has recognized the City of Ottawa for recent completion of key health and wellness goals for Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC). LMCTC is a major component of First Lady Michelle Obama’s comprehensive Let’s Move! initiative, which is dedicated to solving the childhood obesity epidemic within a generation. LMCTC calls upon local elected officials to adopt sustainable and holistic policies that improve communities’ access to healthy affordable food and opportunities for physical activity through five goal areas.