City of Independence, Missouri

Board of Adjustment


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.


NameTitleCategoryExpiration Date
Browne, RoyVice-Chair7/1/2015
Jones, Robert H.7/1/2016
Layman, Jack J.7/1/2018
Ogle, Gene7/1/2020
Watkins, Tim7/1/2017
Davies, John T.AlternateAlternate Member7/1/2016
Hart, Dr. DennisAlternateAlternate Member7/1/2016
Sunderland, DanAlternateAlternate Member7/1/2015

Back to Boards and Commissions List