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Welcome to Buckner

Originally known as Buckner Hill, the “Little Village in the Valley” sits directly on the Santa Fe Trail, and continues our role as both a solid starting point and a welcome destination.

Travelers these days may be stopping by for an excellent meal in one of our fine restaurants, for a ball game, to see the Chicago Lights Christmas display, to visit one of our ever-increasing retail and service establishments, to attend a Fort Osage School District event, or simply for a respite in rural splendor before tackling the 10-minute commute to Independence or the half-hour drive to all that KC has to offer.

Mayor Hickson, the Board of Aldermen, our friendly and courteous City and Police Department staffs, and the growing number of folks who call Buckner home welcome you.  If you’re coming for a fish fry, an auction, to attend one of the nearly 25 area churches and faith-based organizations, to grow your business or to settle down and join us for a lifetime, we’re all here to help.  For information, call the City at 816-650-3190.

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Qualified Candidates Wanted

The City of Buckner is seeking to fill the part-time position of Administrative Clerk under the supervision of the City Administrator and City Prosecutor. Knowledge in clerical and court procedures preferred, absolutely clean criminal record is mandatory.  Evening work on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month is mandatory.  Please submit resume to City of Buckner Attn: City Administrator, PO Box 377, 315 S. Hudson, Buckner, MO 64016.  For more information on the position, please contact the City Administrator by phone (816)-650-3191 or email at Applications will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. April 28, 2017. EOE  Download application here.

The Buckner Police Department is looking for qualified candidates to serve the city as police officers. Download application here.



  • Electronics Recycling Events - Event Flyer   Recycling List

  • Citywide Garage Sale - first week in May

  • Citywide Cleanup - June 3

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Buckner Police Department and parents unite against substance abuse!
Think your teen may be “experimenting” with drugs, alcohol or tobacco? It’s best to solve problems before they occur or get much worse. Unfortunately, “friends” often try harder to make kids who say “no” to drugs, alcohol and tobacco feel like outcasts. Home testing kits have emerged that protect privacy and provide kids with a socially acceptable excuse, “My parents test me.” For years, police have been the first to know when local kids used drugs while their parents were often the last to know. Now there is a way to REVERSE that trend! Click to get started.

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