City of Independence, Missouri

Charter Review Commission
Res. 6877


That the Charter Amendment Advisory Board shall act as an advisory board to the City Council on matters pertaining to the revision and amendment of the City Charter. That the Commission shall review best practices, shall seek citizen input, shall consult with City boards and commissions, shall review the National Civic League Model City Charter, Ninth Edition, and shall review the current Charter in order to formulate recommendations for amendment, revision, or repeal of provisions of the Charter to the City Council. Prior to the conclusion of their terms the commission shall present a final report to City Council.

Membership Information

That the Commission shall consist of nine citizens of the City of Independence, to be appointed by the City Council in the following manner: The City Manager shall solicit applications from candidates with the qualities of leadership, temperance, judgement, and interest in the governance of the City of Independence. Applicants will answer questions about their interest, their experience and how they would approach the work. The members should a) be in touch with the perspectives present in the community; b) command respect from local residents; and c) bolster the confidence of citizens in the process and the work of the commission.


NameTitleExpirationAppointed By
Allinder, John 08/01/2023
Casey, Patrick 08/01/2023
DeHart, Carmen 08/01/2023
Frakes, Bruce 08/01/2023
Huff, Nick 08/01/2023
Lathrom, Kevin 08/01/2023
McDonald, Mark 08/01/2023City Council
Sommer, JacquelineChair08/01/2023Mayor Rowland
Waters, Tom 08/01/2023

Alternate Members

NameTitleExpirationAppointed By

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