City of Independence, Missouri

Tax Increment Financing Commission
Ordinance No. 12226, 13802, 13838


This Board shall serve as an advisory body to the City Council under authority of Section 99.800 - 99.865 RSMo, keep records and minutes, meet at least annually and report annually to the Council, adopt rules and regulations for operation and to designate a Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, Treasurer and Secretary for one (1) year terms.

Membership Information

The Mayor, with consent of the Council, appoints six permanent members to four year overlapping terms which are to expire on November 16th. Two additional temporary members are appointed by Jackson County and one additional temporary member by "other taxing jurisdictions" and then two additional members are appointed by the school district(s) effected by any plan or redevelopment project.


NameTitleExpirationAppointed By
Bruch, RonRegular Member11/16/2022Council Interview Committee/Council
Dankenbring, SharonFort Osage R-1 School District Council Interview Committee/Council
Falck, DaleBlue Springs Schools Council Interview Committee/Council
Finke, GregIndependence School District Council Interview Committee/Council
Kormendi, GraceRegular Member11/16/2023Council Interview Committee/Council
Kuny, MartinRegular Member/ Vice Chair11/16/2024Council Interview Committee/Council
Markley, Dr. AllanRaytown School District Superintendent Council Interview Committee/Council
Martin, DanielRegular Member11/16/2024Council Interview Committee/Council
Potter, SteveLibrary Director and CEO of Mid-Continent Public Library Council Interview Committee/Council
Roberson, BlakeIndependence School District Council Interview Committee/Council
Ruddy, Dr. JohnFort Osage R-1 School District Council Interview Committee/Council
Shelton, SteveRaytown School District Associate Superintendent Council Interview Committee/Council
Shirk, SueRegular Member / Chair11/16/2022Council Interview Committee/Council
Siragusa, DebbieKC Public Libraries Council Interview Committee/Council
Sweeney, Jr., John M.Jackson Co. Development Incentive Coordinator Co. Executive Mike Sanders
Trosen, MarkDeputy Chief Operating Officer Co. Executive Mike Sanders
Vacant due to resignationRegular Member11/16/2023Council Interview Committee/Council
Woolf, JasonBlue Springs Schools Council Interview Committee/Council

Alternate Members

NameTitleExpirationAppointed By

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