It was a night spent reflecting on and appreciating a year like many of us had never seen before, as City Administrator Brad Ratliff presented his 2020 State of the City Address to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen during their February 16, meeting.
In what Ratliff says will be an annual event, he took time to present a broad, yet purposefully detailed look back at Harrisonville during the past year, all while making sure everyone had their minds focused on vital steps planned for the coming years.
Ratliff began his presentation by speaking to the value of knowledge and the ability it can provide to assist elected officials in answering questions from residents and those in the community. Ratliff went on to provide insight into topics such as, City-wide funds, budget improvements, debt reduction and expenditures, Kansas City metro area tax levy's, utility and tax rates in Harrisonville, property taxes in Harrisonville, an overview of each City department and a look back at key accomplishments from both the Board and from City staff.
At the end of the presentation, Ratliff thanked the Cass County Collector's Office and the Mid-America Regional Council for providing many of the statistics in the presentation. His final statement summed up the address, "2020 - A year of good changes and strong challenges!"
A video recording of the address is available online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaOcgHpBsAo
Click here to view a copy of the presentation presented by City Administrator Ratliff.