NEJC city halls closing for two days to mark Thanksgiving holiday



If you have business that requires you to stop by city hall, better hustle out this afternoon – no matter where you live in northeast Johnson County.

All of the city hall offices across the region – Westwood, Roeland Park, Mission, Fairway, Merriam, Prairie Village, Mission Hills and Leawood – will be closed both Thursday and Friday. The Sylvester Powell Community Center in Mission will be closed Thursday, but back open again on Friday for normal hours. The Irene French Community Center in Merriam also will close on Thursday only, but shuts down at 5 p.m. today.

If you have Deffenbaugh trash service scheduled for Thursday or Friday, it will be pushed back by one day.

Enjoy Thanksgiving – next week brings a full schedule of holiday tree lighting ceremonies (we’ll remind you when and where). Here at, we will be posting a slightly abbreviated Thursday edition, which will include the Spaces For Life column, and then back at it again on Friday. And don’t forget, there’s an important SM East football game on Saturday that you can follow right here on