The City of Independence"s Administration Department is headed by the City Manager who oversees all departments and is the liaison between the City Council and City Staff.
Al Roder was appointed City Manager in 2014. Prior to that, he worked in Kansas, Nebraska, and Minnesota.
The City Manager is appointed by a majority vote of the City Council and shall hold office at the pleasure of the City Council. The duties of the City Manager include supervision, enforcement and execution of City laws, attend all meetings of the City Council unless excused, recommends to the Council such measures as may be necessary or expedient for good government and welfare of the City, general supervision and direction of the administration of City government, and is directly responsible to the City Council for the administration of municipal affairs as directed. All City departmental administration requiring the attention of the City Council shall be brought before the Council by the Manager. The City Manager supervises and directs the official conduct of all employees of the City.
The Independence City Clerk's Office invites you to learn more about our City government. Our department is open Monday through Friday between 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. You are welcome to stop in anytime as the staff would be happy to assist you in any way we can.