Board of Zoning Adjustment


To hear and decide appeals where it is alleged there is error of law in any order, requirement, decision or determination made by an administrative official in the enforcement of the County zoning regulations; to authorize in specific cases a variance from the specific terms of zoning regulations Chapter 240 - Unified Development Code.


  • The County Executive appoints this seven-member board.
  • All members must be residents of Jackson County with at least 3 members representing the unincorporated area.
  • Members may not serve on any other Jackson County board or commission during their term.
Member Unincorporated
Appointed Term Expires
Patricia VanScoy
Yes 816-524-9573 July 2, 2015 June 30, 2017
Ruth Patrick
  Vice Chairperson
Yes 816-847-6644 July 2, 2015 June 30, 2017
Diane Demarest
No 816-537-0628 July 2, 2015 June 30, 2019
Steven Kessler
Yes 816-847-2818 July 2, 2015 June 30, 2019