Community Develop. Block Grant Advisory Committee

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Advisory Committee assists in the assessment of projects presented for annual funding consideration.  This is a 7-member committee that includes members of the community with a knowledge of and interest in redevelopment with low- and moderate-income areas, downtown capital improvements, housing, and homeless and disability needs.


  • Recommends polices, goals, and objectives of the CDBG program, after consultation with the Mayor, to be approved by the City Council;
  • Evaluates performance of the funded activities and, at the discretion of the Committee, makes recommendations to the Mayor and City Council regarding future activities
  • Recommends to the Mayor and City Council a budget for funding based upon City policies, goals, objectives, financial needs and commitments and community needs assessments;
  • Conducts program reviews, solicit, and receive written comments from the public, and conducts public hearings; and;
  • Attends all scheduled meetings (approximately 4-6 per year) 
CDBG Committee - web
Staff Liaisons

Community Development Department 

Scott Allen
Matt Wright
Aliyah Mihalko

Public Works Department

Chris Sandie
Jeff Sell

Parks Department

Dennis Dovel        

Recording Secretary

Karen Findora
Ph: 816-228-0207
Board Members
Representing Agency
Appointed Term Expires
Jeff Quibell, Councilman (not pictured) Council District #1 May 2016 April 2018
Chris Lievsay, Councilman Council District #2 May 2016 April 2017
Susan Culpepper, Councilman Council District #3 May 2016 April 2019
Mitchell Peil Planning Commission May 2016 April 2019
Yvonne Woods Downtown Review Board May 2016 April 2018
Cindy Miller, Chairman Blue Springs Downtown Alive! May 2016 April 2017
Jennifer Splittorff, Vice Chairman Parks Commission May 2016 April 2019