The City of Parkville is pleased to announce that it has achieved the Communities for All Ages Bronze Level Recognition. Parkville will be one of four cities that will be recognized at an event on January 17.
The City is participating in a regional initiative to make communities more age-friendly. Studies have shown that the senior population will greatly increase over the next 20 years. The initiative will help the City plan for this shift in demographics, better prepare for the future, continue serving resident’s needs and promote healthy living for residents of all ages.
The targeted topic areas that the City wishes to enhance for residents of all ages include:
- Public outdoor spaces and buildings
- Housing and commercial development
- Transportation and mobility
- Social inclusion, communication and participation
- Civic participation and employment
- Community and health services
To earn the Bronze Level Recognition, Parkville adopted Resolution No. 18-005 and became a Community for All Ages (CFAA); presented the program to the Board of Aldermen, Planning & Zoning Commission and leadership staff; created a CFAA page on the City’s website to provide statistics on demographic changes; distributed information in the 2018 and 2019 summer newsletters; and surveyed residents on current and future livability in Parkville.
A community can earn each of the three levels of recognition representing the extent of its work in becoming a Community for All Ages. The three levels are Bronze (awareness), Silver (assessment) and Gold (implementation). The City plans on continued progression through these recognitions.
The Board of Aldermen has included goals for the Community of All Ages Program in its strategic plan and have incorporated the platform in its update to the Parkville Master Plan, which will occur during 2020. Extensive public engagement will be included in this effort.
For additional information, contact Management Analyst/Community Development Assistant Shakedra Knight at (816) 741-7676.