The Independence Health Department building is being renamed in honor of former Independence Mayor Barbara J. Potts.
At 2 p.m. Wednesday, city officials will unveil new signage for the Barbara J. Potts Public Health Center and dedicate the building at 515 S. Liberty St. A reception will follow at the National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific Ave.
Potts was mayor for two terms, from 1982 to 1990. During her tenure, the city acquired the Bingham-Waggoner Estate and the Vaile Mansion, according to a news release.
.“Mayor Potts’ two terms in office were marked by some of the most significant accomplishments in our city’s recent history. She oversaw tremendous economic growth, while championing historic preservation and social concerns,” Mayor Eileen Weir said in a statement. “In the 24 years since Mayor Potts left the mayor’s office, she has continued to be one of our most esteemed citizens and an active and respected regional leader.”
Anyone attending the ceremony should park at New Covenant Ministries, 532 S. Main St.