Independence Mission

Independence is a full‐service City helping our diverse community achieve and maintain health, prosperity, safety, stability, and a desirable quality of life.

Independence Vision

Our vision is one in which Independence remains a vibrant, historic, riverfront, full service community that celebrates its unique multi‐cultural heritage and respects the environment while fostering a stable, diversified economy. It is, and will continue as, a community long recognized for its resident volunteerism and active participation; where neighbors know one another and take pride in their neighborhoods, parks, trails, and schools. Independence honors the past, celebrates the present, and embraces the future.


The City Manager is responsible for the effective and efficient administration of the City, assuming full management responsibility, leadership, and accountability for all City operations including direct or indirect supervision of all employees. The City Manager conducts or coordinates, through department heads, departmental strategic planning efforts and other studies of City services to ensure they are provided in the most effective manner. The City Manager serves at the pleasure of the Council and is accountable for achieving policies, goals, and objectives established by the Council.