The City is currently represented by Midwest Mediation & Consulting, LLC. The contract period extends from November 1, 2013 to October 31, 2016, with option for additional renewal periods. The contract amount for year one was $55,000; year two was $58,000; year three is $61,000.
The City of Independence is a member of the Missouri Muncipal League, which lobbies on behalf of municipalities in Missouri.
Membership dues are paid on an individual basis: $75 per year for the City Manager and $75 per year for the Deputy City Manager.