City of Independence, Missouri

Board of Adjustment
City Charter,Ordinance No. 7257, 14718


The duties of this Board are to hear and determine appeals from orders, requirements and decisions of administrative officers relating to enforcement of zoning regulations, and to hear and determine applications for variances from strict application to zoning regulations.

Membership Information

The City Council shall appoint five members, each to five (5) year terms, to expire July 1. There shall also be three (3) alternate members to serve for five (5) year terms expiring July 1.


NameTitleExpirationAppointed By
Arcano, James 07/01/2025Council Interview Committee/Council
Crossley, Aaron 07/01/2025Council Interview Committee/Council
Jones, Robert H.Chair07/01/2021Council Interview Committee/Council
Layman, Jack J. 07/01/2023Council Interview Committee/Council
Watkins, Tim 07/01/2022Council Interview Committee/Council

Alternate Members

NameTitleExpirationAppointed By
BrowneAlternate07/01/2025Council Interview Committee/Council
Davies, John T.Alternate07/01/2021Council Interview Committee/Council
Hart, Dr. DennisAlternate07/01/2021Council Interview Committee/Council

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