FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 20, 2018Contact: Marshanna Hester(816) 878-1930
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. has announced a nominating committee to help appoint a Jackson County Sheriff, who will serve the remainder of the year.
Members of the nominating committee are:
“I want to commend the members of this committee for coming together to professionalize this process,” White said. “This is an important decision for the safety and welfare of our community and I am grateful for their support.”
The nine-person nominating committee will conduct candidate interviews publicly on Friday, May 4 from 9am-Noon at the offices of the Mid-America Regional Council, 600 Broadway in Kansas City, MO. However, the committee holds the prerogative to conduct private interviews if a candidate demonstrates extenuating circumstances.
All candidates are required to hold these times until further notice. The committee requests that candidates not sit in on each other’s interviews.
The Jackson County Sheriff must meet the following qualifications:
Candidates will also be subject to a background check and drug test. Human Resources professionals will review the applications for qualifications and the committee will interview the finalists. Resumes will be held in confidence until the candidates have authorized public release.
Interested candidates can submit their application through the Jackson County website at jacksongov.org/interimsheriff The deadline for submission is Monday, April 30 at 5 p.m.
Following interviews, the committee will meet in closed session to discuss the finalists and submit 2-3 recommendations to the County Executive, who will make the final selection.
Community members will be given a brief opportunity to address the committee during this process. Citizens who want to speak are encouraged to sign up in advance. They can also submit a comment, suggestion or question to be shared with the committee. Such requests can be made through the Mid-America Regional Council’s website at http://www.marc2.org/assets/jacksoncounty.