City of Independence, Missouri

Independence 4th District Councilmember Dan Hobart appointed to American Public Power Association Policy Makers Council

Independence City Councilmember Dan Hobart has been appointed to the American Public Power Association (APPA) Policy Makers Council for a one-year term expiring in December 2022.

“I am honored to be given the opportunity to represent the City of Independence and our community as part of the APPA Policy Makers Council,” Councilmember Hobart said. “Public power is an important part of the services we provide to our community. Having a seat at the table on the national level allows us to ensure we are advocating for those issues that matter to all of us as residents. I look forward to sharing updates on this experience with our citizens at Council and PUAB meetings over the next year.”

The Policy Makers Council (PMC) has 45 members, 40 regular members and five officers, which include elected or appointed officials on the governing bodies of public power communities across the United States. Four members are appointed to the PMC from each of the 10 geographic regions.

The PMC normally gathers twice a year in Washington, D.C., over three days and meets in person with elected representatives and congressional staff on issues critical to public power. You can learn more about the APPA and their work in Public Power at

Councilmember Hobart joined the Council in June 2020. He currently sits on the Council Transportation Policy Committee, Council Employee Advisory Committee, Council Audit & Finance Committee, the Independence On a Roll Working Group Committee and the Mid-America Regional Council Board.