Let’s continue the conversation – Community Conversations, Apr 24-26

By March 20, 2018 News

After a hugely successful public kickoff to the Forward OP process this January, it’s time to come back together talk about our shared vision for the future. The second round of public engagement will consist of a series of ten Community Conversations, held at different times and locations throughout the City to make it easy to get involved.

Participants may choose to attend any one of the ten sessions that is most convenient to them; each meeting will have an identical format.

The sessions will center around validating and deliberating on the input received in the first round of engagement. With nearly 3,000 unique pieces of input shared by participants in that workshop, there is a lot to think about! The Steering Committee is busy analyzing the input and drafting a vision statement and supporting goals. At the Community Conversations, participants will have the opportunity to see progress and continue the conversation to identify the strategic steps that should be taken to achieve our vision.

Let us know that you’ll be coming by submitting your RSVP below. (RSVPs are encouraged but not required). We look forward to talking with you!


Tuesday April 24

6:30pm*, Matt Ross Community Center, Vista and Plaza Rooms
8101 Marty Street

*Child watch will be available free of charge for children ages 2-10 for those participating in the Community Conversation Meeting at Matt Ross Community Center only. Call Overland Park Leisure Services at 913-895-6390 to make a reservation. Space is limited. 

Child Watch Prerequisites:
Children must be between the ages of 2-10 years old

-Parents must register/check-in with Forward OP to obtain their table assignment.  Once their table assignment is received, they can then proceed to Child Watch check-in.
-The parent checking the child in will be the only one allowed to pick up the child.
-A name tag system will be used.
-Parental stickers must be placed in a visible area/location.
-Parents must remain in the building while child is in childcare.
-Maximum occupancy: 20 2-5 years old; 20 6-10 years old (total of 40 children).
-The staff will handle any behavior issues using redirection.  If the situation continues, the parent will be contacted.
-Diaper changing will not be offered. In the event that your child needs to be changed, the parent will be contacted.
-No food or snacks are allowed.
-For the safety of other children and staff, we do not accept children who show symptoms of illness 24 hours before check-in.  Should a child become sick, parents will be contacted.

Wednesday April 25

7:30am, St. Andrews Golf Course Clubhouse, Highlands Room
11099 W. 135th Street

Noon, Johnson County Community College, Carlsen Center, Room 211
12345 College Blvd.
Guest parking will be available in the garage north of the Carlsen Center.

4:00pm, Overland Park Chamber of Commerce, Black & Veatch Education Center, 2nd Floor
9001 W. 110th Street

6:30pm, Shawnee Mission South High School, Cafeteria
5800 W. 107th Street

Thursday April 26

7:30am, Tomahawk Ridge Community Center, Crest and Pinnacle Rooms
11902 Lowell Avenue

10:00am, Oak Park Mall, The Culture House
11149 W 95th Street
The Culture House is located on the 2nd floor by Nordstrom.

Noon, Johnson County Central Resource Library, Carmack Room
9875 W. 87th Street

4:00pm, Mazuma Credit Union, Community Room
7260 W. 135th Street

6:30pm, Blue Valley Hilltop Conference Center, Conference Rooms B and C
7700 W. 143rd Street
Use Conference Center parking


Please let us know which session you will be attending, and if you need any special accomodations.

(RSVP is encouraged but not required)


If you have additional questions, please contact Jack Messer, Director of Planning and Development Services

Community Conversations RSVP