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, 171KB)

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

  • Dan Tarwater III - Chairman
  • Theresa Cass Galvin
  • Scott Burnett
  • Jalen Anderson

Recent activity

Budget Committee

  • Theresa Cass Galvin - Chairman
  • Scott Burnett
  • Jeanie Lauer         
  • Ronald E. Finley

Recent activity

Finance & Audit Committee

  • Tony Miller - Chairman
  • Crystal Williams
  • Scott Burnett
  • Dan Tarwater III

Recent activity

Health & Environment Committee

  • Crystal Williams - Chairman
  • Jeanie Lauer
  • Ronald E. Finley

Recent Activity

 

Inter-Governmental Affairs Committee

  • Jeanie Lauer - Chairman
  • Theresa Cass Galvin
  • Ronald E. Finley 

Recent Activity

Justice & Law Enforcement Committee

  • Ronald E. Finley - Chairman
  • Theresa Cass Galvin
  • Tony Miller 

 Recent Activity

Land Use Committee

  • Tony Miller - Chairman
  • Dan Tarwater III
  • Crystal Williams

Recent Activity

 

Public Works Committee

  • Jalen Anderson - Chairman
  • Tony Miller
  • Dan Tarwater III
  • Jeanie Lauer

Recent Activity

 

Rules Committee

  • Scott Burnett - Chairman
  • Crystal Williams
  • Jalen Anderson

Recent Activity

911 Oversight Committee

  • Jeanie Lauer - Chairman
  • Jalen Anderson
  • Tony Miller

Jackson County Legislature

  • Charlie Franklin: 2022 Chairman, 3rd District
  • Theresa Cass Galvin: 2022 Vice Chairman, 6th District
  • Jalen Anderson: 1st District At-Large
  • Crystal Williams: 2nd District At-Large
  • Tony Miller: 3rd District At-Large
  • Scott Burnett: 1st District
  • Ronald E. Finley: 2nd District
  • Dan Tarwater III: 4th District
  • Jeanie Lauer: 5th District

Recent Activity