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Original Committee

The work of the Creating Sustainable Places initiative is led by a Consortium Coordinating Committee. The committee, initially formed by the MARC Board of Directors in March 2011, forms workgroups as needed for specific tasks, and hosts a Partner Congress once or twice each year to keep all partners informed and engaged in the process.


  • Jan Marcason, Councilmember, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Curt Skoog, Councilmember, Overland Park, Kan.

Invited Members:

  • Lawrence Andre, Councilmember, Mission, Kan.
  • Bob Berkebile, Founding Principal, BNIM Architects
  • Owen Buckley, President, Lane4 Property Group
  • Devan Case, Founder and Principal, Pendulum Studio
  • Cindy Circo, Councilmember, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Jennifer Clark, Community Development Director, Independence, Mo.
  • Damon Daniel, Regional Organizing Director, Communities Creating Opportunity (CCO)
  • John Fierro, Executive Director, Mattie Rhodes Counseling & Art Center
  • Michael Frisch, Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, Urban Planning and Design,
    University of Missouri–Kansas City
  • Carol Gonzales, City Manager, Shawnee, Kan.
  • Leonard Graham, President, Taliaferro & Browne, Inc.
  • Christine Murray, Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
  • Jim Harpool, Director of Development, MD Management
  • John Harvey, President, City Vision
  • James Joerke, Sustainability Director, Johnson County, Kan.
  • Doug Johnson, Interim Director of Planning and Development Services, Overland Park, Kan.
  • Jeff Joseph, Planning and Zoning Director, Leavenworth County, Kan.
  • Gretchen Kunkel, President, KC Healthy Kids
  • Ed Lowndes, Executive Director, KC Housing Authority
  • Tim Locher, Project Manager, Forest City Land Group
  • Wendell Maddox, President, United Way of Wyandotte County
  • Margaret May, Executive Director, Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council
  • Sandy Mayer, Special Projects Coordinator, Jackson County, Mo.
  • Robb McKim, Vice President, PGAV Architects & Planners, ULI Kansas City District Council
  • Brad Munford, Planner, Unified Government of Wyandotte County, Kansas City, Kan.
  • Julie Porter, Executive Director, Greater Kansas City Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)
  • Bernardo Ramirez, Executive Director, Hispanic Economic Development Corporation
  • Mark Randall, City Administrator, Pleasant Hill, Mo.
  • Randy Rhoads, Mayor, Lee's Summit, Mo.
  • Stephanie Rolley, Professor/Head, Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional and Community Planning, Kansas State University
  • Susan Sherman, Assistant City Manager, Olathe, Kan.
  • Scott Wingerson, Assistant City Manager, Gladstone, Mo.
  • John Wood, Assistant City Manager for Neighborhoods, Kansas City, Mo.

Policy Board Liaisons:

  • David Bower , Mayor, Raytown, Mo., and Co-Chair, Total Transportation Policy Committee
    Chuck Adams, Councilmember, Edwardsville, Kan., and Co-Chair, Total Transportation Policy Committee
  • Ed Peterson, Commissioner, Johnson County, Kan., and Co-Chair, Air Quality Forum
  • Scott Burnett, County Legislator, Jackson County, Mo., and Co-Chair, Air Quality Forum

Meeting Information

The CSP Coordinating Committee generally meets on the third Friday of each month, in the MARC Board Room at 600 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo., at noon.

For specific meeting information, contact Dean Katerndahl.