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City Announces New Childcare Taskforce, Invites Applicants

The City of Osawatomie is preparing a new taskforce, comprised of select staff members working with community partners and members of the public, to investigate and analyze the community’s possible response(s) to the nationwide childcare crisis.

This Childcare Taskforce will investigate the current childcare situation in the city of Osawatomie and surrounding regions, compare community needs to availabilities, research efforts and mitigation performed by other cities, and analyze or evaluate possible solutions within our community. The taskforce will plan to present their findings to the City Council no later than October 1st, 2022.

The eight-person taskforce will be comprised of three ex-officio (non-voting) members and five voting members appointed by the City Council. The five voting members must reside either within the Osawatomie city limits, within the Osawatomie School District (USD 367), or be employed by an Osawatomie-based business.

Interested? Please submit a Public Service Application to City Hall, or by email to [email protected], no later than Monday, April 4th, 2022. Brief interviews will be scheduled with applicants before the final slate of members is presented to the City Council for consideration and appointment on April 14th, 2022.

Contact Information

Kari Bradley
Business Liaison
City of Osawatomie
[email protected]

Sam Moon
Assistant to the City Manager
City of Osawatomie
[email protected]
913-755-2146 x103