Kansas City Mayor Sly James on Friday appointed a new Charter Review Committee as required by law.
The city’s governing document must be reviewed no fewer than every 10 years. The city last went through the exercise more than seven years ago.
James said he was appointing the panel now to accommodate any potential changes prior to the next City Council term.
He asked 13 residents to serve on the committee, which is made up of at least two residents from each council district.
Gayle Holliday and Matt Dameron will serve as committee co-chairs. In order to achieve an odd number, three residents from the City’s Fifth District have been asked to serve.
Here’s the committee:
Enrique Gutierrez is the owner of Teocali Mexican Restaurant & Cantina on Holmes Street. Prior to his restaurant ownership, Mr. Gutierrez served as a labor consultant for Utopian Labor, LLC. He has served as a board member of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City, the Board of Visitors for the UMKC School of Medicine, and on the City Planning Commission for the City of Kansas City, Mo.
Jim Rice is formerly the Executive Director of Northland Neighborhoods, Inc. Mr. Rice has 47 years of government and health care management experience. He served as executive assistant to Mayor Richard L. Berkley after serving at Truman Medical Center and the City Manager's Office in Kansas City. In 1970, Mr. Rice became the first assistant to the City Council in the history of Kansas City. He served for 23 years as vice president of community affairs for Health Midwest before joining Northland Neighborhoods. Mr. Rice holds a master's degree in public administration from the University of Missouri at Kansas City.
Duke Dujakovich is a life-long Kansas City, Mo., resident who grew up on the east side. Duke joined the Kansas City, Mo., Fire Department in 1987 and is currently a battalion chief. He is the past president of IAFF Local 3808 and is currently the president of AFL-CIO.
Tim Kristl is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, receiving a bachelor’s of business administration in accounting in 1965 and a doctor of jurisprudence from Notre Dame Law School in 1968. He passed the CPA examination in 1965. From 1969 to 1972 he served as a captain in the United States Army JAG Corps. In 1976, he received his master of laws (in taxation) degree from the University of Missouri at Kansas City.
Mr. Kristl is a past member of the Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners, having received his appointment by Mayor Kay Barnes in 1999, serving until 2007. Mayor James appointed him as a member of the Municipal Revenue Commission and a steering committee member of AdvanceKC. From 1988 to 1999, he was appointed by both Mayors Berkley and Cleaver as a member of the Kansas City Missouri Tax Increment Financing Commission, serving most of that time as chair or vice chair.
Quinton Lucas is a native of Kansas City who joined the University of Kansas as an associate law professor in 2012. Prior to entering academia, Mr. Lucas practiced commercial and appellate litigation with the Rouse Hendricks German May law firm in Kansas City. He began his legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Duane Benton of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Mr. Lucas obtained his law degree from Cornell University and a bachelor’s degree from Washington University.
Since returning to Kansas City after law school, Mr. Lucas has resided near the 18th and Vine Jazz District.
Rodney Knott is the executive director of ReEngage, Inc., and chief executive officer of ReEngage Staffing Services.
Mr. Knott is a local leader and resource in fatherhood initiatives in Kansas City. Mr. Knott has an extensive background in working with men and juveniles in Kansas City, Mo., Kansas City, Kan., Atlanta, Ga., and St. Louis, Mo. He helps people recognize and exercise their hidden personal talents by providing support and confidence to overcome obstacles. This leads to an opportunity for success in the workplace for these participants. Mr. Knott has presented his vision for the need for fatherhood training and man building to large and small groups including city, state and federal officials; The Kiwanis; The National Center for Fathering; The National Fatherhood Initiative; Truman Behavioral Health; the Kansas City, Mo., Housing Authority; the AFL-CIO; Building & Construction Trades; and many others.
Steve Glorioso is a professional political and media consultant with local, national and international experience. Mr. Glorioso served as chief of staff to Mayor Kay Barnes and served on many City boards and commissions including the Commission for Kansas City Tax Reform. Mr. Glorioso received degrees from Villanova University.
Bobby Hernandez is a senior professional with extensive experience in construction, real estate development, public relations and public policy. He served 16 years on the City Council of Kansas City, Mo., four years as chairman of the Plans and Zoning Committee, and two years as chairman of the Operations Committee. Mr. Hernandez has served as project liaison with McCormack Baron & Associates, securing all necessary public support for two housing developments. He has served as development director for the Hispanic Development Fund, raising more than $1 million for scholarships and grants.
Dr. Gayle Holliday has 20 years of senior level transportation executive experience and has been president/chief executive officer of G&H Consulting, LLC, for the last 18 years. As an entrepreneur, Dr. Holliday specializes in management assessments, public outreach, board facilitation, policy development and contract compliance, and labor relations. She is an experienced writer, researcher, evaluator and data analyst. Dr. Holliday holds a bachelor of arts degree in political science, a master’s in public administration and a doctoral degree in management and applied technology. She continues to serve on numerous boards and commissions, including the Kansas City Convention and Visitors Association as vice chair; the Jazz District Redevelopment Board as acting chair; Board of Governors of the Greater Kansas City Urban League; Leadership Team of Freedom, Inc.; life member of the NAACP; member of the Urban Summit; and active member of the Links, Incorporated and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., both of which are service organizations. Dr. Holliday has served as a commissioner for the 16th Judicial Circuit Court, appointed by the Governor of Missouri, and she recently served on the Jackson County Charter Review Commission, appointed by the Jackson County Executive. She was one of only two Missourians to serve on President Bill Clinton's transition team.
Rev. John Modest Miles is the pastor of Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church, Kansas City, Mo., where he has served since April 5, 1987. Rev. Miles received his education from the following schools: New Hope High School, Mt. Holly, Ark.; Los Angeles Trade School, Los Angeles, Calif.; Highland Park College, Detroit, Mich.; Philander Smith College, Little Rock, Ark.; Arkansas Baptist College (B.S. Degree), Little Rock, Ark.; Quachita Baptist College, M. ED. Degree, Arkadelphia, Ark.; Central Mississippi College (D.D. Degree), Kosciusko, Miss.; Midwestern Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Mo.; and Western Baptist Bible College (Honorary D.D. Degree), Kansas City, Mo.
Dr. Stacey Daniels Young, director of Jackson County’s COMBAT, is responsible for coordinating the law enforcement, prevention and treatment approaches to reducing substance abuse and violent crime of the Community Backed Anti-drug Tax.
Prior to that, she was president and chief executive officer of the Black Health Care Coalition, a non-profit organization that provides health education, prevention services and advocacy for medically underserved persons in Kansas City, Mo., and Kansas City, Kan. She also served for 15 years at the Ewing M. Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City, developing the Research and Evaluation Department and serving as its first director.
She has a Ph.D. in psychology and has conducted research in the prevention of alcohol and other drug abuse, homicide and teen pregnancy. She also served as a clinical assistant professor of psychology in the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and has taught in the psychology and sociology departments of several area colleges and universities.
Andrea Bough is currently of counsel with Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP in the firm’s Kansas City office. She led the Mayor’s transition team in reviewing the City’s ethics code and brings considerable public law experience to the commission. Bough graduated cum laude from Missouri State University, formerly Southwest Missouri State University, with a bachelor’s degree in political science before graduating with distinction from the University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Law. Mrs. Bough is the former chairperson of the Mayor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Ethics.
Matt Dameron, is a partner at Stueve Siegel Hanson LLP where he specializes in complex litigation. In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Dameron is a member of the Missouri Development Finance Board, and he also serves on the governing boards for a variety of not-for-profit organizations in the Kansas City area. Previously, Mr. Dameron served as the chief of staff for the Missouri Attorney General’s Office.