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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, Missouri; Kansas City, Kansas; Independence, Missouri; Lee's Summit, Missouri; Olathe, Kansas; and Overland Park, Kansas. 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, Missouri - Map)

Next meeting: January 24, 2017 at 12:15 p.m.

Meeting packets»

Board Officers:

Curt Skoog
Chair:
Curt Skoog, Councilmember, Overland Park, Kansas
1st Vice Chair:
Carol Suter, Councilmember,
Gladstone, Missouri
2nd Vice Chair:
Ed Eilert, Commission Chairman, Johnson County, Kansas
Treasurer:
Beverlee Roper,
Commissioner, Platte County, Missouri
Secretary:
Randy Rhoads, Mayor, Lee’s Summit, Missouri

Board Members:

Cass County, Missouri

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

Clay County, Missouri

  • Jerry Nolte, 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

  • Frank White, Jr., County Executive, Jackson County
    • Alternate: vacant
  • Scott Burnett, County Legislator, Jackson County
    • Alternate: vacant
  • Carson Ross, Mayor, Blue Springs (represents cities in Jackson County other than Independence, Kansas City, and Lee's Summit)
    • Alternate: Jeremy Martin, Mayor, Oak Grove

Johnson County, Kansas:

  • Ed Eilert, Commission Chairman, Johnson County
    • Alternate: Jim Allen, Commissioner, Johnson County
  • Ron Shaffer, Commissioner, Johnson County
    • Alternate: Jim Allen, Commissioner, Johnson County
  • John Ye, Mayor, Westwood (represents cities in Johnson County other than Olathe and Overland Park)
    • Alternate: Paula Schwach, Mayor, Westwood Hills
  • 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, Commissioner, Leavenworth County
    • Alternate: Mark Preisinger, City Commissioner, Leavenworth
  • Dennis Bixby, Commission Chairman, Leavenworth County
    • Alternate: Vernon Fields, Councilmember, Basehor

Miami County, Kansas

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

Platte County, Missouri

  • Ron Schieber, Presiding Commissioner, Platte County
    • Alternate, Duane Soper, Commissioner, Platte County
  • Beverlee Roper, Commissioner, Platte County
    • Alternate: Duane Soper, Commissioner, Platte County

Ray County, Missouri

  • Gary Wilhite, 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
  • Harold Johnson, Jr., Commissioner, Unified Government
    • Alternate: vacant
  • John "Tiny" McTaggart, Mayor, Edwardsville (represents cities in Wyandotte County other than Kansas City, Kan.)
    • Alternate: Jeff Harrington, Mayor, Bonner Springs

Independence, Missouri

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

Kansas City, Missouri

  • Sly James, Mayor
    • Mayor's representative: Scott Wagner, Mayor Pro Tem
  • Jermaine Reed, Councilmember
    • Alternate: vacant
  • Heather Hall, Councilmember
    • Alternate: vacant
  • Lee Barnes, Jr., 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