Annual Report: 2022 Overview of Departments
Message from the City Administrator:
I am pleased to present to you Grain Valley’s annual report for the year 2022. With the most recent census showing Grain Valley’s population at nearly 16,000 residents, our city continues to grow with an abundance of opportunity remaining. With a fresh look moving forward and a community brand identified, the state of the city is stronger than ever with a focus on the future. The City remains committed to working intentionally towards the established goals which have been identified in our five-year strategic plan.
Residential development in 2022 brought forth continued growth in many of the city’s subdivisions including some of the largest neighborhoods like Rosewood Hills, Woodbury and Eagle Ridge Estates as well as multi-family growth with large investments like The Lofts at Old Town Market Place. New commercial development brought forth the start of construction and/or openings of many anticipated businesses and much work was completed to prepare for the recent groundbreaking of the new police station on R.D. Mize Road.
In accordance with the strategic plan, the City was excited to be awarded, in partnership with many local volunteers and businesses, the Community Empowerment Grant from Missouri Main Street Connection to bring forth downtown revitalization and historic preservation. In addition to the commercial development along the interchange, it is exciting to watch entrepreneurs bring back a small-town feel to our downtown area giving residents a reason to stay local. Additionally, the city has increased technology in line with strategic goals through the implementation of online permitting, enhanced mapping efforts, deployment of a police department drone program and more.
In the following link, you’ll find a brief recap of 2022 brought to you in this first-ever annual report for the City of Grain Valley. We hope that a snapshot of our leadership and employees' efforts and hard work will make you proud to be a resident or business owner in this fine city.