County Legislature

Regular Meetings 

While each meeting remains open to the public, if attendance is not essential, you may watch live stream video of the legislative meeting on the county's website at jacksonco.legistar.com



Responsibilities

The County Legislature is responsible for all legislative duties in the County, including the introduction and enaction of all County resolutions. They are also responsible for the introduction and enaction of all County ordinances subject to the approval or veto of the County Executive. A veto by the Executive can be overridden by six votes of the Legislature. Read Rules of the County Legislature here(PDF, 275KB)

Members

Six County Legislators are elected from six local districts of similar size, each representing about 1/6 of the County’s constituents. Three County Legislators are elected from three "at-large" districts of similar size. Every citizen in Jackson County is there-by represented by two County Legislators. View the individual Legislator's page for more details, including contact information.

Meetings

The County Legislature meets once a week, at the Jackson County Courthouse in Kansas City.

 

Anti-Crime Committee

  • Donna Peyton - Chairman
  • Manuel Abarca IV
  • Megan L. Marshall
  • Charlie Franklin

Recent activity

Budget Committee

  • Manuel Abarca IV - Chairman
  • Megan Marshall
  • Charlie Franklin         
  • Venessa Huskey

Recent activity

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

  • Manuel Abarca IV - Chairman
  • Megan L. Marshall
  • Sean E. Smith
  • Donna Peyton

Finance & Audit Committee

  • Megan L. Marshall - Chairman
  • Jeanie Lauer
  • Sean Smith
  • Donna Peyton

Recent activity

Health & Environment Committee

  • Manuel Abarca IV - Chairman
  • Venessa Huskey
  • Jeanie Lauer
  • Jalen Anderson

Recent Activity

 

Inter-Governmental Affairs Committee

  • Megan L. Marshall - Chairman
  • Manuel Abarca IV
  • Jeanie Lauer
  • Jalen Anderson

Recent Activity

Justice & Law Enforcement Committee

  • Venessa Huskey - Chairman
  • Jeanie Lauer
  • Megan L. Marshall
  • Sean E. Smith

 Recent Activity

Land Use Committee

  • Charlie Franklin - Chairman
  • Megan L. Marshall
  • Donna Peyton
  • Sean E. Smith

Recent Activity

 

Public Works Committee

  • Jeanie Lauer - Chairman
  • Venessa Huskey
  • Sean E. Smith
  • Charlie Franklin

Recent Activity

 

Rules Committee

  • Donna Peyton - Chairman
  • Manuel Abarca IV
  • Megan L. Marshall
  • Charlie Franklin

Recent Activity

Veterans

  • Megan L. Marshall - Chairman
  • Charlie Franklin
  • Venessa Huskey
  • Jeanie Lauer

911 Oversight Committee

  • Sean E. Smith - Chairman
  • Jeanie Lauer
  • Jalen Anderson
  • Venessa Huskey

Jackson County Legislature

  • DaRon McGee: 2023 Chairman, 4th District
  • Megan Marshall: 2023 Vice Chairman, 3rd District At-Large
  • Jalen Anderson: 1st District At-Large
  • Donna Peyton: 2nd District At-Large
  • Manuel Abarca IV: 1st District
  • Venessa Huskey: 2nd District
  • Charlie Franklin: 3rd District
  • Jeanie Lauer: 5th District
  • Sean E. Smith: 6th District

Recent Activity