Stormwater Commission


To develop recommendations, provide advice to the County Executive and Legislature, and coordinate efforts on stormwater management issues and projects through the County.


  • The Commission consists of participating members and ex-officio members.
  • The County Executive appoints 12 voting members.
  • At least 1 participating member must reside in each of the following water sheds:
    • Mill Creek
    • Fire Prairie Creek
    • Little Blue River
    • Sni-A-Bar Creek
  • The County Executive appoints the chairperson.
  • The County Executive must seek out and give due consideration to the nominees suggested by the governing bodies of the cities in the County.
  • The County Executive must strive to ensure the commission's membership is representative of Big Creek, West Brand and Sibley West.
  • Ex-officio nonvoting members are appointed from the governing bodies of the following counties:
    • Wyandotte County (Kansas)
    • Johnson County (Kansas)
    • Cass County (Missouri)
    • Clay County (Missouri)
    • Lafayette County (Missouri)
  • The Missouri Departments of Natural Resources and Transportation, as well as the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) are each entitled to appoint a representative to serve ex officio.
Member Location
Stan Salva - Chair
Sugar Creek
Dick Champion - Treasurer
Scott Edgar - Secretary
County Legislature
Rick Arroyo
Grain Valley
Craig Davis
Lake Lotawana
Phyllis Deickman
Larry Finley
Jason Hanson
James W. Mellem
Kansas City
John Reece
Little Blue Valley Sewer District
Cesar Yanes
Blue Springs