Staff and Board

Let us be the first of many friendly faces to welcome you to our hometown. We’d love to help you start planning your visit and “find your Independence!”

Tourism Staff

  • Morris Heide, Director, Parks | Recreation | Tourism
  • Gary Sheridan, Tourism Sales and Services Assistant
  • Ana Delgado, Administrative Assistant II

National Frontier Trails Museum

  • Frank Buhro, Historic Sites & Museum Administrator

Tourism Commission

The residents of Independence already know how wonderful the city is, but these hometown fans are dedicated to sharing with everyone that Independence is a great vacation destination.

  • Sam Rushay, Chairman
  • John Thornton, Secretary
  • Nancy Kerr
  • Jodi Krantz
  • Michele Shanahan-DeMoss
  • Glen Esplin
  • Steven Kohn