PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE


Welcome to the Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Public Affairs Homepage.  We hope the information that you find here about us and what we are doing throughout our district is interesting and informative.  If you have questions or comments, please let us know.

The Public Affairs mission is to inform the public, as well as Corps of Engineers employees, contractors, family members and retirees. The Public Affairs staff serves as liaison between the public and subject matter experts in the Corps of Engineers. We answer general public and media inquiries, arrange speaking engagements and exhibits, dispatch news releases and produce a number of publications. Technical questions relating to engineering, construction, permit or environmental restoration specifications are best directed to the technical office of primary responsibility.

The Kansas City District offers a host of professionals who are prepared to speak to the public on numerous topics, including many of the engineering disciplines, archeology, architecture, biology, human resources, forestry, hydrology, law, natural resource management, water resources development and others. We can make speakers available to civilian and government agencies and organizations, schools, professional clubs and interest groups.

 

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NEWS STORIES


Telling the story of the Kansas City District.

National Levee Database, the resource you may not know you need
5/10/2024
Levee – is it dry? Is it going to break? Perhaps you’ve heard them mentioned in 1970s songs or on the news. We’ve heard the term, but what is a levee? Where are they? What do they do? Well – a levee...
Striking a chord: District review appraiser and musician on being part of something bigger than himself
5/9/2024
The success of an organization often depends on having an effective support staff. An organization with a mission set as large and varied as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers requires many support...
Growing the next generation: Safety and occupational health professionals gather for annual conference
5/8/2024
Springtime in the Midwest can be volatile as temperatures fluctuate and severe weather is common. This time of year often prompts safety drills across the region. Perhaps it was not a coincidence then...
‘Rooted in trust and respect’: Kansas Citys Levees team continues to deliver on commitment to Kansas City metro area
5/7/2024
Engineering, construction, planning, design — these are hard sciences, which require a systemic, methodical approach. While these sciences are by no means easy, they are easy to quantify. More...
Full transparency: National Inventory of Dams a ‘powerful tool’ in emergency planning
5/7/2024
No news is good news. This common phrase can apply to countless scenarios but when it comes to dam safety, no news really is good news. Dam safety is something that most people probably don’t think...

 

NEWS RELEASES


The Kansas City District in the news. 

Outdoor open house to be held for Former Nebraska Ordnance Plant
5/15/2024
Officials will host an outdoor open house for the Former Nebraska Ordnance Plant from 4:30-5:15 p.m. and a site bus tour from 5:15-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, 2024, at the Main Groundwater...
Smithville Lake conducts vital periodic inspection of dam to ensure safety
4/25/2024
Officials conducted a periodic inspection of Smithville Dam on April 23 and 24, 2024, in Smithville, Missouri. Periodic inspections occur every five years to ensure the safety and integrity of the...
Revised Master Plan for Harry S. Truman Lake now available
4/22/2024
Officials have finalized the Master Plan revision for Harry S. Truman Lake and the report is now available to the public. A Master Plan is the guidance document that describes how the resources of the...
Public invited to attend meeting for Lower Missouri Jefferson City spin-off study
4/17/2024
Officials will hold a public meeting for the Lower Missouri Jefferson City spin-off study on April 25, 2024, in Jefferson City, Missouri. The meeting, which will be held by the Kansas City District,...
Aquatic restoration project at Harlan County Lake making progress
4/8/2024
Construction of the $9.25 million aquatic ecosystem restoration project continues to make progress at Harlan County Lake, Nebraska. The project is a partnership between the Kansas City District, U.S...