Parks Advisory Board

The Park Advisory Board has been established to provide advice on the oversight of the Park system and the Historic Sites.  The Park Advisory Board is committed to maintaining the Parks system as a wholesome and family-oriented environment and maintain the parks' natural beauty for present and future generations.

The seven member Park Advisory Board serve 4-year terms.


Board Member   Term Expires
Dr. Scott Darling   12/31/2023
Melinda Mehaffy   12/31/2023
Dave Mecklenburg   12/31/2023
James Smith   12/31/2023
Melvin "Bud" Wackerle   12/31/2023
Sheila Lillis   12/31/2026
Joe McCune   12/31/2026


Clay County, Mo.


Staff Liaison:
Mike Driskell, Parks Director
(816) 407-3400
17201 Paradesian
Smithville, MO 64089

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