City of Independence, Missouri

Japanese Sister City Committee
Resolution No. 1239, 1902 & 6557


The function of this committee is to actively support the Sister City Program of Sister Cities International and seek to establish a closer more lasting relationship with the City of Higashimurayama, Japan.

Membership Information

The City Council appoints 14 members of which the Mayor and one Councilmember are appointed as ex-officio members, the remaining 12 members are appointed for overlapping three (3) year terms; said members to serve upon this committee without compensation. Residency is required, but may also be on some other board.


NameTitleExpirationAppointed By
Ashbaugh, Lara 05/01/2023Council
DeMeyer, KristyTreasurer05/01/2025Council
Gall, Katie 05/01/2024Council
Hanaoka, Maaju 05/01/2024Council
Henrich, Dustin 05/01/2024Council
Nenadic-Book, Danijela 05/01/2024Council
Pallo, CassyChair05/01/2023Council
Rowland, RoryMayor 
Segura-Brown, JeannaeHistorian05/01/2023Council
Steinmeyer, MikeCouncilmember 
Trimble, Rosemarie 05/01/2024Council
Vacant Due to ResignationVice Chair05/01/2022Council
Watkins, Rhiannon 05/01/2024Council
Whiting Kipper, Tracie 05/01/2023Council

Alternate Members

NameTitleExpirationAppointed By

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