City of Independence, Missouri

Independence announces Director of Parks|Recreation|Tourism Department

City Manager Zach Walker today announced that Morris Heide has officially been appointed the Director of the Parks|Recreation|Tourism Department.

“Over the last few months, Morris has continued to provide top-notch leadership for the Parks|Recreation|Tourism Department as the Interim Director,” City Manager Walker said. “Throughout his tenure with the City, Morris has proven his commitment to the citizens through exemplary service. His commitment to operational excellence is second-to-none and will ensure the high standard of care for our Parks/Recreation/Tourism programs and assets. We look forward to the future of our parks, events and programs with him leading the way.”

Heide was appointed Interim Director of Parks|Recreation|Tourism in early May 2021 upon the retirement of the previous director, Eric Urfer.