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Public Safety Citizen Advisory Board
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Tom Echerd
Initial Appointment: 05/09; reappt 5/11, 5/13
Term Expires: 04/15

Janet Black
Initial Appointment: 05/09, reappt 5/10, 4/12
Term Expires: 04/14

Emil Spears
Initial Appointment: 05/10; reappt 5/11, 5/13
Term Expires: 4/15

Lee Miller
Initial Appointment: 05/09, reappt 5/10; reappt 5/12
Term Expires: 04/14

Melodie Chrisman
Initial Appointment: 09/11, reappt 5/13
Term Expires: 04/15

Chuck Zuvers
Initial Appointment: 05/09, reappt 5/10; reappt 4/12
Term Expires: 4/14

Logan Smith
Student Representative
Initial Appointment:
Term Expires: 9/13

Councilman Kent Edmondson
Council Liaison

Chief Wayne McCoy
Staff Liaison

Kathy Richardson
Staff Liaison


  • The Public Safety Citizen Advisory Board advises the Mayor and City Council through the Police Chief and City Administration regarding various public safety programs, services, policies, budget issues, public information, public relations, criminal activities and crime prevention programs within the City.
  • The Board will promote various activities of the Blue Springs Police Department including but not limited to activities related to crime prevention, law enforcement and advocating of public safety needs.
  • The Board will provide recommendations regarding short and long-term public safety planning issues, review parking and traffic activities, and animal control ordinances.
  • The Board will conduct an annual public safety community forum for the purpose of promoting and advocating public safety programs, services and initiatives.
  • Provide oversight of the 1/2 cent dedicated Public Safety Sales Tax.  To learn more about the dedicated Public Safety Sales Tax, click here.

Meeting Schedule
The Public Safety Citizen Advisory Board meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the East Conference Room of City Hall, 903 W. Main Street, Blue Springs, MO 64015

On November 12 at 6 p.m., the Blue Springs Police Department and the Blue Springs Public Safety Citizens’ Advisory Board will host their annual public forum to discuss a series of issues related to public safety in Blue Springs. The forum will take place at the Central Jackson County Fire Protection District’s Training Center, 4715 W. Highway 40 and is open to the public.

The Advisory Board make regularly scheduled reports to the City Council on spending of funds collected by the tax and report on performance goals.  To view these reports, click here.

Staff Representative

Chief Wayne McCoy
Chief of Police, Police Department
(816) 228-0164

Kathy Richardson
City Clerk, Administration
(816) 228-0110

Council Liaison
Grant Bowerman
Councilman, District 3
(816) 229-1568

City of Blue Springs
903 West Main Street
Blue Springs, MO 64015

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