City of Independence, Missouri

Independence Park Commission
Ordinance No. 14288 & Resolution No. 5466


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.


NameTitleExpirationAppointed By
Anders, Ira 09/01/2023Councilmember DeLuccie
Austin, Jolie 09/01/2025Mayor Weir, Councilmember Van Camp
Brimer, Shawn 09/01/2021Councilmember Perkins
Douglas, Kay 09/01/2023Mayor Weir
Hershey, RogerAdvisory Council
Martin, Paula 09/01/2024Councilmember Stewart
Price, Gail 09/01/2022Councilmembers: Paris,Roberson
Schuler, April 09/01/2023Councilmember Huff

Alternate Members

NameTitleExpirationAppointed By

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