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Independence City Council - Patricia Taney
After working for the City of Independence for 25 years, the last 18 years as City Clerk, Patricia Taney retired on September 1, 2016, ran for a position on the City Council in November 2016 and was elected for a two year term beginning in January 2017 and ending in December 2018.
As City Clerk, some of the duties and responsibilities included preparing agendas and recording of the City Council meetings, handling and directing citizen complaints, custodian of official city records, payroll reporting and records, administration of employee benefits, tax billing and collection, assessment fee collection, drafting Proclamations for the Mayor, fulfilling all open meeting requirements, maintaining personnel records, human resources, purchasing office supplies and equipment for the Administration Department, assisted in the preparation of the annual budget and acted as the City's Alcoholic Beverage Control Administrator. These, plus various other responsibilities over the course of 25 years was great preparation for the elected office of a City Council Member.
Patricia looks forward to working cooperatively with the Mayor and Council to provide the highest level of services possible to our residents while keeping taxes as low as possible and guiding and controlling future development in our community.