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Posted on: December 6, 2016

Have 'Coffee with a Cop' on Dec. 14

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Join your neighbors and Merriam police officers for coffee and conversation on Wed., Dec. 14, at the Irene B. French Community Center 5701 Merriam Dr., from 10-11:15 a.m. No agendas or speeches. Voice your concerns and get to know your Merriam police.

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Posted on: December 1, 2016

You're invited: Facilities Master Plan Open House Dec. 13


The City of Merriam is developing a Parks & Rec Facilities Master Plan and residents are invited to weigh in on progress that's been made based on public input up to this point.  a draft of the plan at the Irene B. French Community C...

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Posted on: December 9, 2016

Dec. 12, 2016 City Council agenda


The Merriam City Council will address a wide-range of issues at its regularly scheduled business meeting on Mon., Dec. 12, 2016 at 7 p.m. The full agenda is available is attached. And remember, the public is always invited to these meetings. If you requir...

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Dec. 12, 2016 Merriam City Council agenda
Posted on: November 17, 2016

What are your "Merriam Favorites?"


What’s the best place to eat in Merriam? Do you have a favorite park? How about a favorite place to shop? Do you prefer a certain event or activity? Now’s the time to submit your favorites for consideration in the 2017 Merriam Community & Visitors Gui...Read on...

Merriam Favorites survey
Posted on: November 21, 2016

Merriam Police officers honored with awards of valor

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Two Merriam Police officers received the Silver Award for Valor at the Metro Chief and Sheriffs Association on Fri., Nov., 18. Corporal Weiler and Sergeant Brokaw were honored with the award for going above and beyond the call of duty. Congratulations!

Posted on: November 22, 2016

What do you want for Merriam’s Parks & Rec facilities? Tell us on Dec. 13

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The City of Merriam is developing a Parks & Rec Facilities Master Plan and residents are invited to provide input and comments on a draft of the plan at the Irene B. French Community Center on Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. The presentation will feature a summary of r...

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Posted on: November 8, 2016

Signs identify diverse species of trees in Merriam parks

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While you’re out enjoying a nature walk in one of Merriam’s colorful parks this unseasonably warm fall, you might notice signs identifying different species of trees. This is part of a Kansas Forest Service initiative to encourage the planting of differen...Read on...

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Posted on: November 7, 2016

PD officers provide self-defense training to local company


Nov. 7, 2016 -- This morning, Merriam Police Officers Rashad Castaneda and Jason Reynolds paid a visit to CompAlliance Managed Care -- a local Merriam company -- where they trained employees in key principles of self-defense. Many topics were discussed, i...Read on...

Posted on: October 28, 2016

Frequently Asked Questions: Parks Facilities Master Plan

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There's a lot of buzz around town about the Parks & Rec Facilities Master Plan currently in development. As the steering committee, city staff and consultants put finishing touches on recommendations, check out this FAQ for information about the process.

Parks Facilities Master Plan FAQs
Posted on: October 26, 2016

Police officers participate in low-light training exercise


Police Officers are constantly training, learning new skills and practicing fundamentals. Recently, Merriam Police Officers participated in a low-light training exercise to become better prepared for situations when light or visibility isn't optimal. Most...Read on...

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Posted on: September 21, 2016

Parks & Rec Facilities Master Plan news

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In an effort to keep the community up-to-date on the development of a Parks Facilities Master Plan, there's now a blog dedicated to the issue. This week, we provide background on Merriam's aging facilities and the process of crafting a master plan that ai...Read on...

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Posted on: October 14, 2012


The Merriam Police Department continues to use Nixle to communicate with the Citizens of Merriam.

Nixle is a Community Information Service designed to deliver important and timely information to residents in our area use the latest technology.

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Posted on: November 30, 2016

Merriam's Holiday Top 10

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Happy Holidays from the Visitors Bureau! Merriam has lots of great holiday events and activities in store for you this season. Check out the CVB list of top 10 holiday must-do's in and around Merriam! Download your copy of the list at the link below.

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Posted on: November 7, 2016

Holiday Gifts...KC Makers!

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Make that holiday shopping list a little bit local this year! Check out our recent guest blog for KC Destinations to learn about our favorite local makers and their wares. From foodie delights to everything merry and bright, there's something for all!

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Posted on: October 24, 2016

Tiny Meetings Can Yield Big Results

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Tiny cars, tiny houses and tiny living are becoming a way of life for many. With the demand for meeting space far outpacing supply, we've got to think outside of big-box resorts and consider the tiny movment when planning smaller meetings or events.

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Posted on: October 12, 2016

Tell Us Your Favorites

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Thousands of visitors come to Merriam each year looking for restaurants, places to go and things to do. The CVB is often asked, "what's your favorite place to eat?" or "can you recommend a great park?" Now's your chance to weigh-in wit...Read on...

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Posted on: August 3, 2016

Merriam Historic Plaza turns 10!

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Merriam Historic Plaza turns 10 in 2016! Help us celebrate all year long with special monthly visitor promotions and events. Be sure to print the MHP10 flier to stay up-to-date on what's happening at Merriam Historic Plaza each month.

MHP Monthly Promotions
Posted on: September 8, 2016

Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice

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Ah, September--the month when pumpkin spice flavor returns to menus across the globe--even if it's 80 degrees and fall is nowhere to be seen. Twitter was so abuzz last week with tweets about lattes and breads and candles and pumpkin everything, that one w...Read on...

Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice...on the blog!
Posted on: September 8, 2016

"Still Time" Unveiled in Merriam

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On Wednesday, July 6, the City of Merriam unveiled “Still Time,” a new multi-sensory public art installation located at the corner of Merriam and Johnson Drives. The sculpture represents the first in a series of five placemaking projects the city will fun...Read on...

Posted on: August 24, 2016

New IKEA Catalog is Out

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The all new IKEA catalog is out and packed full of home furnishing ideas, news, products, features and tons of practical uses. With 326 pages of Swedish-based inspiration, you'll find something for every room in your home. Pick up your copy today at IKEA ...Read on...

Posted on: August 3, 2016

Road Trip BINGO


There's plenty to do with kids in and around Merriam. Stop by Merriam Historic Plaza to pick up a road trip bingo card (or download one at the read more link), then hit the open road in Kansas to discover popular visitor attractions, eateries and more ac...Read on...

Just for Kids