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Posted on: November 27, 2018

Outgoing Board and Commission volunteers to be recognized at Dec. 3 Council meeting

With more than 25 Boards and Commissions, the City of Joplin appreciates the many citizens who volunteer to serve on these committees. Board members serve various term lengths, and sometimes serve extended terms to help review City projects, plans and proposals.

On Monday, December 3, during the Joplin City Council meeting, Mayor Gary Shaw will recognize those citizens who have completed their terms this past year.  Members will receive a recognition plaque and a thank you gift for their service.

This year the citizens being recognized and their years of service on a City Board include:


Name                               Board/Commission/Committee                 Dates of Service

Maurice Clark                  Airport Board                                                2011-2018

Becky Heffren                  Board of Health                                             2012-2018

Brad McIntyre                 JRC                                                                2012-2018

Gary Duncan                   Planning & Zoning                                         2012-2018

Dorothy Wilcoxon           Library Board                                                2012-2018

David Sweeney                Board of Health                                             2012-2018

Kyle Denham                   Building Board of Appeals                             2011-2018

Michelle Cahill                 Board of Health                                             2012-2018

Chad Greer                      Design Review                                               2010-2018

Christina Williams           Solid Waste Commission                               2012-2018

Harvey Hutchison            Parks & Recreation Board                                       2012-2018

Citizens interested in serving on a City Board or Commission are welcome to submit an application throughout the year.  Citizens must be a registered voter of the city. Some boards may have specific requirements for its members.  Applications are kept on file for one year.  The City Council makes appointments to these organizations on an as needed basis.

Each of the 25 boards represents a specific area of City government, and citizens may designate which board(s) they are applying to offer their service.  A full listing of the boards and commissions is available on the City’s website,  Those interested serving on City Boards and Commissions may apply through the City’s website or by email at For more information, contact the City Clerk’s office at 417-624-0820, ext. 220 or 221.