City of Independence, Missouri

Japanese Sister City Committee
Resolution No. 1239, 1902 & 6557


The function of this committee is to actively support the Sister City Program of Sister Cities International and seek to establish a closer more lasting relationship with the City of Higashimurayama, Japan.

Membership Information

The City Council appoints 14 members of which the Mayor and one Councilmember are appointed as ex-officio members, the remaining 12 members are appointed for overlapping three (3) year terms; said members to serve upon this committee without compensation. Residency is required, but may also be on some other board.


NameTitleExpirationAppointed By
Ashbaugh, Lara 05/01/2020Council
DeMeyer, Kristy 05/01/2022Council
Henrich, Dustin 05/01/2022Council
Khant, Alexandra 05/01/2021Council
Maaju Hanaoka 05/01/2022Council
Newberry, Hannah 05/01/2022Council
Pallo, CassyVice Chair05/01/2023Council
Schultz, BrendaTreasurer05/01/2021Council
Segura-Brown, Jeannae 05/01/2023Council
Steinmeyer, MikeCouncilmember 
Swick, RogerChair05/01/2021Council
Trimble, Rosemarie 05/01/2021Council
Weir, EileenMayor 
Whiting Kipper, Tracie 05/01/2023Council

Alternate Members

NameTitleExpirationAppointed By

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