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Board of Directors

The MARC Board of Directors consists of 33 locally elected leaders from the nine member counties and the six largest cities in the region. The member counties are Cass, Clay, Jackson, Platte and Ray in Missouri and Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami and Wyandotte in Kansas. The cities with board representation are Kansas City, Mo.; Kansas City, Kan.; Independence, Mo.; Lee's Summit, Mo.; Olathe, Kan.; and Overland Park, Kan. MARC Bylaws (pdf)

Board Meetings and Agenda Packets:

The MARC Board of Directors usually meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the MARC offices, 600 Broadway, Suite 200, in Kansas City, Mo. Map)

Next meeting: October 28, 2014 at 12:15 p.m.

Meeting packets»

Board Officers:

Marge Vogt Jan Marcason Ed Peterson Dave Bower Curt Skoog
Chair:
Marge Vogt, Councilmember, Olathe, Kan.
1st Vice Chair:
Jan Marcason, Councilmember, Kansas City, Mo.
2nd Vice Chair:
Ed Peterson, Commissioner, Johnson County, Kan.
Treasurer:
David Bower, Mayor, Raytown, Mo.
Secretary:
Curt Skoog, Councilmember, Overland Park, Kan.

Board Members:

Cass County, Missouri

  • Jimmy Odom, Associate Commissioner, Cass County
    • Alternate: Mike Medsker, Recorder of Deeds, Cass County
  • Pete Kerckhoff, Mayor, Raymore (represents cities in Cass County)
    • Alternate: Kevin Kellogg, Councilmember, Raymore

Clay County, Missouri

  • Pam Mason, Presiding Commissioner, Clay County
    • Alternate: Gene Owen, Commissioner, Clay County
  • Luann Ridgeway, Commissioner, Clay County
    • Alternate: Gene Owen, Commissioner, Clay County
  • Carol Suter, Councilmember, Gladstone (represents cities in Clay County)
    • Alternate: vacant

Jackson County, Missouri

  • Mike Sanders, County Executive, Jackson County
    • Alternate: vacant
  • Scott Burnett, County Legislator, Jackson County
    • Alternate: vacant
  • David Bower, Mayor, Raytown (represents cities in Jackson County other than Independence, Kansas City, and Lee's Summit)
    • Alternate: Carson Ross, Mayor, Blue Springs

Johnson County, Kansas:

  • Ed Eilert, Commission Chairman, Johnson County
    • Alternate: Jim Allen, Commissioner, Johnson County
  • C. Edward Peterson, Commissioner, Johnson County
    • Alternate: Jim Allen, Commissioner, Johnson County
  • Ron Shaffer, Mayor, Prairie Village (represents cities in Johnson County other than Olathe and Overland Park)
    • Alternate: John Ye, Mayor, Westwood
  • Rick Boeshaar, Mayor, Mission Hills (represents cities in Johnson County other than Olathe and Overland Park)
    • Alternate: Chris Morrow, Mayor, Gardner

Leavenworth County, Kansas:

  • Bob Holland, Commission Chairman, Leavenworth County
    • Alternate: Mark Preisinger, Mayor, Leavenworth
  • Dennis Bixby, Commissioner, Leavenworth County
    • Alternate: William Peak, Councilmember, Tonganoxie

Miami County, Kansas

  • Rob Roberts, Commission Chairman, Miami County
    • Alternate: Danny Gallagher, Commissioner, Miami County

Platte County, Missouri

  • Jason Brown, Presiding Commissioner, Platte County
    • Alternate, Duane Soper, Commissioner, Platte County
  • Beverlee Roper, Commissioner, Platte County
    • Alternate: Duane Soper, Commissioner, Platte County

Ray County, Missouri

  • Bob King, Presiding Commissioner, Ray County
    • Alternate: vacant

Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas

  • Mark Holland, Mayor/CEO, Unified Government
    • Alternate: Brian McKiernan, Commissioner, Unified Government
    Angela Markley, Commissioner, Unified Government
    • Alternate: vacant
  • Jim Walters, Commissioner, Unified Government
    • Alternate: vacant
  • Vacant
    • Alternate: vacant
  • John "Tiny" McTaggart, Mayor, City of Edwardsville (represents cities in Wyandotte County other than Kansas City, Kan.)
    • Alternate: Jeff Harrington, Mayor, Bonner Springs

Independence, Missouri

  • Eileen Weir, Mayor
    • Alternate: Chris Whiting, Mayor Pro Tem
  • Marcie Gragg, Councilmember
    • Alternate: vacant

Kansas City, Missouri

  • Sly James, Mayor
    • Mayor's representative: Dick Davis, Councilmember
  • Michael Brooks, Councilmember
    • Alternate: vacant
  • Ed Ford, Councilmember
    • Alternate: vacant
  • Jan Marcason, Councilmember
    • Alternate: vacant

Lee's Summit, Missouri

  • Randy Rhoads, Mayor
    • Alternate: vacant

Olathe, Kansas

  • Michael Copeland, Mayor
    • Mayor's representative: Marge Vogt, Councilmember

Overland Park, Kansas

  • Carl Gerlach, Mayor
    • Mayor’s representative: Fred Spears, Councilmember
  • Curt Skoog, Councilmember
    • Alternate: vacant