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Independence Harry S Truman Award Commission

Function

Duties of this Commission shall be to select by majority vote an outstanding public servant, either elected or appointed from the ranks of the public servants of the City of Independence, the County of Jackson, the State of Missouri, or the entire nation, who best typifies and possesses the qualities of dedication, industry, ability, honesty and integrity that distinguished Harry S Truman in his years of public service and arrange for presentation of the Harry S Truman Public Service Award. The award shall be made annually on May 8th, or as close as practical, of each year, commemorating the birth of our Number One Citizen, Harry S Truman.

Membership Information

The Commission shall consist of eight members who shall serve without compensation consisting of the Mayor, who shall be its Chairman, the Director of the Truman Library, and six other members to be appointed by the Council, two of whom may be non-residents. With the exception of the Director of the Truman Library and the Mayor, the members of the first Independence Harry S Truman Award Commission shall serve two for two years and two for four years; thereafter, the terms are four years.

Members

NameExpiration Date
Callahan, Victor6/1/2018
Clemons, Molly J.6/1/2015
Devine, Dr. Michael
Title: Truman Lib Dir
 
French, Helen L.6/1/2016
Scherer, Mark A.6/1/2015
Shields, Charlie6/1/2018
Vacancy due to resignation6/1/2016
Weir, Mayor Eileen
Title: Chair
 

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