A new “J’ and city rebranding likely coming to Joplin later this year

At their work session Monday night, the Joplin City Council thoroughly discussed the rebranding of the city. KRPS’s Fred Fletcher-Fierro has more.

For nearly 40-minutes, city staff and city council members spoke and discussed the rebranding of Joplin’s logo that is seen on everything from Joplin’s letterhead, to the side of police cars and signage throughout the city. What residents could see later this year is the letter ‘J’ in a variety of colors depending on the event or circumstance.

After a very detailed discussion by all nine council members, Mayor Ryan Stanley summed it up like this. “I think trying to keep nine of us happy is going to be very impossible. I was looking at the downtown “J” before this and I was looking at it today, and I just looked at it again. I like this shade better. The other one looks like the Peacock from NBC to me.” The council did agree on one thing, to move ahead with the process of establishing a new style guide created with public, professional, and feedback from the city council. A resolution will be presented to the council later this year to approve the rebranding. For 89 9 KRPS, I’m Fred Fletcher-Fierro

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