County Legislature

Regular Meetings 

If you have information or comments related to any item on the agenda that you would like to have presented to the Jackson County Legislature, we encourage you to submit that information in writing. If you wish to submit information, please email comments/statements to mspino@jacksongov.org before noon on the Friday prior to the legislative meeting. If you are unable to email comments, you may call 816-881-3240 and leave a message for Mary Jo Spino, Clerk of the County Legislature.  You may watch the video as soon as it is posted after the 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

  • Theresa Cass Galvin - Chairman
  • Scott Burnett
  • Charlie Franklin

Recent activity

Budget Committee

  • Theresa Cass Galvin - Chairman
  • Charlie Franklin          
  • Ronald E. Finley

Recent activity

Finance & Audit Committee

  • Charlie Franklin - Chairman
  • Scott Burnett
  • Ronald E. Finley

Recent activity

Health & Environment Committee

  • Jalen Anderson - Chairman
  • Jeanie Lauer
  • Crystal Williams 

Recent Activity

 

Inter-Governmental Affairs Committee

  • Scott Burnett - Chairman
  • Theresa Cass Galvin
  • Jeanie Lauer 

Recent Activity

Justice & Law Enforcement Committee

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

 Recent Activity

Land Use Committee

  • Tony Miller - Chairman
  • Charlie Franklin
  • Crystal Williams

Recent Activity

 

Public Works Committee

  • Theresa Cass Galvin - Chairman
  • Tony Miller
  • Jalen Anderson

Recent Activity

 

Rules Committee

  • Scott Burnett - Chairman
  • Charlie Franklin
  • Jalen Anderson

Recent Activity

Jackson County Legislature

  • Dan Tarwater III: 2021 Chairman, 4th District
  • Ronald E. Finley: 2021 Vice Chairman, 2nd District
  • Jalen Anderson: 1st District At-Large
  • Crystal Williams: 2nd District At-Large
  • Tony Miller: 3rd District At-Large
  • Scott Burnett: 1st District
  • Charlie Franklin: 3rd District
  • Jeanie Lauer: 5th District
  • Theresa Cass Galvin: 6th District

Recent Activity