Community Profiles

 

City Overview:
Grain Valley, "What A Place To Grow!", is not only part of the City's logo, but a real part of the success and continuing growth of our community. Grain Valley is currently ranked the third fastest growing community in the Metro area. The population of Grain Valley increased 109% from 1990 to 1998. In a recent publication Grain Valley was ranked fourth in population growth in the state of Missouri. Grain Valley anticipates the population has grown by a third since 1998 with an estimated population of 7,200 in the year 2000. Grain Valley still maintains its "small town feel".

Location:
Grain Valley is located 25 miles east of downtown Kansas City toward the eastern edge of Jackson County. The majority of the city is situated on the south side of Interstate 70 with continued growth on the north side as well as south of AA Highway.
Grain Valley has the best of both worlds. It has big city convenience with small town atmosphere and friendliness. We are only 20 minutes from downtown Kansas City, so going to KC for business is quick and easy, but why fight the traffic everyday when there is no need to?
East Kansas City airport, located in Grain Valley, can accommodate all categories of private and corporate aircraft. This airport includes a 4,501 foot lighted, hard surface runway. For further information contact: The Grain Valley Airport Corp. (816) 228-8868.

Value:
In this era of faceless corporations and bureaucratic municipal governments it is difficult to feel at home, but you and your business will find a feeling you thought lost in today's business world. You will be treated with respect and work directly with municipal decisions makers, not bureaucrats. Our Chamber of Commerce Logo says it all... "Small Town Attitude, Big Town Success"

City Administration:
Grain Valley is a Fourth Class city as defined by the Missouri Senate Statute. The governing body consists of a mayor and six member who serve as the Board of Aldermen. Each of these positions are elected to a two year term. Three of the six aldermen are elected at the same time as the mayor with the remaining members of the board being selected during the off year election. The city administrator is appointed by the Board of Aldermen to handle daily administrative duties of the city.

Police Department:
The Grain Valley Police Department's operational control is the responsibility of the Chief of Police. The Department has eleven full-time officers and clerical support. In addition to the full-time positions, the Department has a reserve program to supplement its personnel which ensures that an officer is on duty 24 hours a day. The 24 hour coverage provides our citizens with timely response to any call for service or request for assistance they may have. The Police Department also has a DARE program, Certified K-9 Unit, Investigative Unit and Crime Prevention Programs which provide service to both residential and business "customers" within our community. The Department's personnel is committed to beliefs of "Community Oriented Policing" and involvement with its citizens. The Police Department is located downtown at 711 Main Street. (816) 847-6250.

 


 
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