Overland Park appoints steering committee to advise in creation of community vision for 2040

The Overland Park City Council on Monday approved appointments to a new steering committee tasked with advising a consultant in its work to create a vision for what Kansas’s third-largest city should look like in 2040.

Earlier this summer, the city entered into a contract with the consulting firm Planning NEXT to lead a “visioning process” that will culminate with a strategic plan intended to “build upon and enhance [Overland Park’s] reputation as a place to live, do business, attract visitors and have fun” through the year 2040. As part of its work with Planning NEXT on the process, the city, Overland Park Chamber of Commerce and Visit OP compiled a list of approximately two dozen people to form a steering committee “made up of diverse individuals from the community to serve as a guide to the consultant, staff and the community throughout the process.

The steering committee should have its first meeting in September.

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