Community Development Block Grant Advisory Committee

overview

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Advisory Committee is responsible for assessing projects presented for annual funding consideration, recommends polices, goals, and objectives of the CDBG program, for review and approval 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.

Established by Municipal Code Section 120.900

meetings

Meetings of the CDBG Advisory Committee are held on an as-needed basis, typically held on weekday evenings approximately four to six times per year.

members

The CDBG Advisory Committee is comprised of seven members consisting of three City Councilmembers (one from each district), one member of the Planning Commission, one member of the Downtown Review Board, one member of Downtown Alive!, and one member of the Park Commission who all serve one-year terms and are appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council. Members must have knowledge of and interest in redevelopment with low- and moderate-income areas, downtown capital improvements, housing, and homeless and disability needs. Members must be residents of Blue Springs.

Liaisons
 

Shana Kelly
Associate Planner
816-220-4538

Mike Mallon, Director
Community Development

Dennis Dovel, Director
Parks and Recreation

Chris Sandie, Director
Public Works


Board Members
Representing Agency
Appointed Term Expires
Cindy Miller - Chair Blue Springs Downtown Alive! 2022 2023
Byron Craddolph - Vice Chair Planning Commission  2022 2023
       
Byron Craddolph
Planning Commission
2022 2023
Susan Culpepper - Councilmember
Council District #3
2022 2023
Kent Edmondson - Councilmember
Council District #2
2022 2023
Ken Horrell
Park Commission
2022 2023
Jerry Kaylor - Councilmember
Council District #1
2022 2023
Cindy Miller
Blue Springs Downtown Alive!
2022
Jaime Russell Downtown Review Board 2022 2023