Sports Complex Authority


To oversee the maintenance and operation of the Harry S. Truman Sports Complex Authority, in a fiscally responsible manner which will allow it to maintain its stature as a premier sports facility in the nation. Administer funds received from the State of Missouri, Jackson County and the city of Kansas City, or any other sources which are to be used for the furtherance of its statutory duties. Study location, feasibility and design of sports recreational facilities. Acquire, construct, operate, maintain and lease to other sports stadiums, indoor and outdoor recreational facilities, parking facilities and suitable concessions.


  • The Missouri Governor appoints this 5-member commission.
  • Commissioners must be qualified voters in Missouri and residents of Jackson County.
  • County Legislators submitted a panel of 3 names to the Governor who selects a commissioner with advice and consent of the Senate.
  • No more than 3 commissioners can be from 1 political party.
  • No commissioner can be an elected or appointed official of any political subdivision of Missouri.
Member Appointed
Term Expires
Kevin Clark Childress 
Aug. 22, 2017 July 15, 2022
Deron Cherry 
Aug. 20, 2016
July 15, 2021
Garry Kemp 
Aug. 26, 2015
July 15, 2020
Gregory M. Kratofil 
Aug. 22, 2014
July 15, 2019
Rev. John Modest Miles
Aug. 30, 2018
July 15, 2023