City of Independence, Missouri

Tax Increment Financing Commission


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.


NameTitleCategoryExpiration Date
Bruch, RonRegular Member11/16/2022
Dankenbring, SharonFort Osage R-1 School District
Kuny, MartinRegular Member/ Vice Chair11/16/2020
Parsons, TammyRegular Member11/16/2020
Ruddy, Dr. JohnFort Osage R-1 School District
Shirk, SueRegular Member / Chair11/16/2022
Speaks, BradRegular Member11/16/2019
Wiley, LaurieRegular Member11/16/2019
Falck, DaleBlue Springs SchoolsBlue Springs School District
Woolf, JasonBlue Springs SchoolsBlue Springs School District
Finke, GregIndependence School DistrictIndependence School District
Roberson, BlakeIndependence School DistrictIndependence School District
Sweeney, Jr., John M.Jackson Co. Development Incentive CoordinatorJackson County
Trosen, MarkDeputy Chief Operating OfficerJackson County
Potter, SteveLibrary Director and CEO of Mid-Continent Public LibraryOther Taxing Jurisdictions
Siragusa, DebbieKC Public LibrariesOther Taxing Jurisdictions
Markley, Dr. AllanRaytown School District SuperintendentRaytown School District
Shelton, SteveRaytown School District Associate SuperintendentRaytown School District

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