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The City of Kirksville is a service-driven municipality. Through providing public safety, public infrastructure, and financial and record management, the City of Kirksville strives to provide an exceptional quality of life for residents.

Founded in 1842, as the county seat for Adair County, Kirksville serves as the center for the region’s business, industry, retail, health care, education and recreation. In addition, hundreds of people from surrounding communities come to Kirksville for work, shopping, education and recreation.

A family-friendly community for all ages, it’s a hometown you never outgrow.

Mission Statement

The City of Kirksville offers opportunities for building quality of life and meaningful community through ethical and responsible government.

Vision Statement

The City of Kirksville will create a welcoming and thriving community as northeast Missouri's center for education, commerce, health, recreation, and culture.


We believe that in order to achieve our purpose, mission and vision, we must be committed to these four goals:

  • Accountability
  • Community Investment and Engagement
  • Community Prosperity
  • Stewardship