City of Independence, Missouri

Independence Park Commission


This Commission is to act in an advisory capacity to the City Council relating to public education, use and knowledge regarding Parks and Recreation programs, will consider recommendations from the Tree Commission, and Sports Commission and will solicit and suggest disbursement of funds donated from private sources and will review the status of the projects funded by the Parks Improvement Sales Tax. They are to make a report to the City Council at least twice a year. They are to meet at least quarterly.

Membership Information

The group shall consist of seven members who shall serve without compensation. The Mayor and Councilmembers each appoint one member with the terms expiring September 1. Commission selects its own Chairperson. The terms are for three years. Resolution #5466 designated Jack Gant and Roger Hershey as Advisory Members.


NameTitleCategoryExpiration Date
Austin, Jolie9/1/2019
Eppert III, John W.9/1/2021
Falls, Jr., Elmer9/1/2018
Gall, Zachary9/1/2020
McCormick, Clifford B.9/1/2020
Price, Gail9/1/2019
Vacant, due to resignation9/1/2020
Gant, Jack JudgeAdvisoryEx Officio Member
Hershey, RogerAdvisoryEx Officio Member

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