Heartland Service Award | Junior Service League of Independence

Toast to Our Towns

Toast to Our Towns

September 25, 2021

Organizations Helping the Heartland

When an organization goes above and beyond for their community, it is only fitting that their service to be recognized by us. For that reason, the Heartland Service Award was created – as a special award in recognition of the board, staff and volunteers of the organization and their years of service to their community. 



The 2020 Heartland Service Award Recipient was Junior Service League of Independence.

Junior Service League of IndependenceThis year, Junior Service League of Independence is celebrating 75 years of continuous service to the community.

Junior Service League of Independence is an organization of dedicated women who have a passion for community leadership, service to others and personal growth. True to its mission of connecting and empowering women to positively impact the community through service, the women of JSL have provided countless volunteer hours and significant financial contributions in Eastern Jackson County for the past 75 years.

From advocating for arts education and women’s healthcare to leading volunteer programs and historic preservation projects, JSL has been part of shaping the fabric of Independence and the greater Eastern Jackson County community.


Past Recipients of Special Awards

2019 – Drumm Center for Children, Heartland Service Award
2018 – Blue Ridge Bank and Trust, Community Partner Award
2016 – Community Services League, Heartland Service Award
2015 – Independence Young Matrons, Heartland Service Award
2012 – Carol Sue Bass, Kyle Conway, Lloyd Uptegrove, Carole Roper Park Vaughan, and Luva Vaughan, Founder’s Recognition
2012 – Community of Christ, Community Partner Award
2011 – Rotary District 6040, Heartland Service Award,
2007 – Harry S. Truman Library & Museum, Silver Legacy Award


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