City of Independence, Missouri

Independence Advisory Board of Health
Ordinance No. 1585,12423, 17448


Advisory Board to the City Manager, Department of Health and City Council on matters pertaining to public health, and shall perform such other duties as prescribed by law ordinances and shall, where advisable, cooperate with federal, state and municipal agencies and non-government organizations with the purpose of effectuating general aims. The Board may also make such investigations and studies in the field of Public Health, which in its judgment, will be helpful in carrying out its general purposes.

Membership Information

Ten member board appointed to three (3) year terms by the City Council or until their successors have been appointed and qualified. In November 2009, the structure of the Board was revised to include: four (4) Licensed Medical Practitioners; one (1) Dentist; one (1) Veterinarian; and four (4) Lay Members. The board selects its own chairperson and other necessary officers. The Director of Health serves as a non-voting, recording secretary for all Board meetings.


NameTitleExpirationAppointed By
Bennett, KathleenLicensed Medical Practitioner11/06/2020Council
Halsey, LoriLay Member11/06/2021Council
Jackson, ShawnnaLay Member11/06/2022Council
Morris, Dr. Terry V.Licensed Medical Practitioner11/06/2021Council
Nelson, DarrylLicensed Medical Practitioner11/06/2022Council
Potts, Donald Dr.Licensed Medical Practitioner11/06/2022Council
Ruckman, Ralph K. Dr.Dentist, Chair11/06/2020Council
Ruddy, JohnLay Member11/06/2022Council
White, JasonLay Member11/06/2021Council
Winger, Dr. MatthewVeterinarian11/06/2020Council

Alternate Members

NameTitleExpirationAppointed By

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