City of Independence, Missouri

Human Relations Commission


The duties of the Commission are to foster mutual understanding and respect among all ethnic, racial and religious groups, to discourage and prevent discrimination against any such group, or discrimination due to gender, age, handicap, or familial status and cooperate with federal, state and municipal agencies and non-governmental organizations with the purpose of effectuating its aims.

Membership Information

The Council appoints the nine members, each to three-year terms or until his/her successor has been appointed and qualified. The membership is to be broadly representative of the religious, racial, education, labor, civic, commercial, management, ethnic and governmental groups of the community. Expiration date is on October 4. From the nine members of the Commission, the City Council shall designate the Chairman.


NameTitleCategoryExpiration Date
Baker, David R.Advisory Member
Bowman, Emit10/4/2017
Davis, Sr., Roman A.10/4/2019
Kunkelman, Kevin10/4/2019
McCullough, Thad10/4/2018
Moe, Lupe T.Chair10/4/2018
Tuala, Mr. Tia10/4/2019
Turner, Major EdAdvisory Member
Woodson-Falls, Nina10/4/2017
Yates, Shelly10/4/2018

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