City of Independence, Missouri

Mayor's Advisory Commission on the Arts
Resolution No. 5916, 6366


The purpose of the Commission is to: plan, promote and encourage public awareness of, accessibility to, participation in, and support for the artistic and cultural development of the City of Independence; forge partnerships with private and/or public organizations in and around Jackson County to promote and support the arts; and serve as an advisory body to the Mayor and make recommendations to the City Council regarding the establishment and implementation of arts and cultural policies and programs. The commission shall meet at least quarterly.

Membership Information

The nine-member commission is comprised of the following: four members having significant knowledge and demonstrated experience in one or more areas of the visual arts including drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, design, crafts photograph, video, filmmaking and architecture; one member having significant knowledge and demonstrated experience in one or more areas of the applied arts including industrial design, graphic design, fashion design, interior design and decorative art; two members from the business and professional community; and two members representing performing arts including theatre, music, and spoken word. Members serve three-year terms.


NameTitleExpirationAppointed By
Constance, ByronVisual Arts09/01/2022Mayor Weir
Eppert, NancyPerforming Arts09/01/2024Mayor Weir
Gall, KatieApplied Arts09/01/2024Mayor Weir
Grotenhuis, RohnPerforming Arts09/01/2024Mayor Weir
Kettenhofen, MonicaVisual Arts09/01/2024Mayor Weir
McClain, CindyBusiness/Professional09/01/2023Mayor Weir
Meyer, ThomasBusiness/Professional09/01/2023Mayor Weir
Short, StacieVisual Arts-Chair09/01/2023Mayor Weir
Templeton, ChelseaBusiness/Professional09/01/2022Mayor Weir

Alternate Members

NameTitleExpirationAppointed By

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