City of Independence, Missouri

City Judicial Commission


Responsibility is to present a panel of 3 to the Mayor of residents of Independence (for at least 4 years) who are members of the Missouri bar who wish to be appointed as a Municipal Judge.

Membership Information

One Councilmember selected by the Council, who serves as Chairperson, two (2) registered qualified electors appointed by the City Manager (who are not members of the Bar), and two (2) members of the Independence Bar Association, elected by the Association. The appointments are for four (4) year terms and there is a two term limit. Except for the Chairperson, members shall not hold any other public office or position.


NameTitleCategoryExpiration Date
Farley, ChuckAppt by City Manager8/11/2018
Mills, FredAppt by City Manager8/11/2016
Whiting, ChrisChairCouncil Member4/15/2018
Buckley, RobertRepr. Mo. BarMember of Missouri Bar living in Independence3/30/2019
Haggerty, GaryRepr. MO BarMember of Missouri Bar living in Independence3/30/2020

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