Land Trust of Jackson County


To manage a "public corporation acting in a governmental capacity."



  • This is a three-member board of "trustees."
  • The County Executive appoints one member.
  • The board of directors of the largest school district (Independence School District) and the city council of the largest municipality (Independence, Missouri) each appoint one trustee.
  • Each trustee must have been a Jackson County resident for five years prior to his/her appointment.
  • No trustee must hold any other salaried or compensated public office by election or appointment during service as a trustee.
  • Each trustee must have at least ten years of experience in the management or sale of real estate.


Member Appointed By
Rachel R. Epler, MPA Jackson County Appointee
Cathy Pollard, Interim Chair Independence School District Appointee
Jack C. Cardwell Independence City Appointee