City of Independence, Missouri

Human Relations Commission
Ordinance No. 728,3583,8565, 18864, 18936, 19195, Res. No. 6712


The duties of the Commission are to foster mutual understanding and respect among all ethnic, racial and religious groups, to discourage and prevent discrimination against any such group, or discrimination due to gender, age, handicap, or familial status and cooperate with federal, state and municipal agencies and non-governmental organizations with the purpose of effectuating its aims.

Membership Information

The Council appoints the nine members, each to three-year terms or until their successor has been appointed and qualified. The membership is to be broadly representative of the religious, racial, education, labor, civic, commercial, management, ethnic and governmental groups of the community. For additional information or if you would like to contact the commission please email staff liaison Sam Morris at .


NameTitleExpirationAppointed By
Hammond, Anthony 03/15/2024Council
Hudson, Virginia 12/01/2023Council
Hurley, HelenVice Chair02/16/2024Council
McCullough, ThadChair02/16/2024Council
Meadows, Mindy 02/16/2024Council
Moe, LupeSecretary10/04/2025Council
Onka, Captain MikeAdvisory Member Council
Vacant 12/01/2025
Vacant Due to Resignation 12/01/2024Council
Woodson-Falls, Nina 10/04/2023Council

Alternate Members

NameTitleExpirationAppointed By

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