|Commissioner Alvin Brooks, President|
Alvin Brooks was appointed by Gov. Jay Nixon in 2010. Brooks was elected to the Kansas City Council in 1999 and 2003. During his tenure on the Council, he served as Mayor Pro Tem and chaired numerous committees, including the Public Safety Committee. He was Kansas City’s assistant city manager from 1984 to 1991. He helped found Kansas City’s Ad Hoc Group Against Crime and served as the organization’s president and CEO from 1991 to 2000. In 1989, he was appointed by President George H.W. Bush to serve on the President’s National Drug Advisory Council. He also was a Kansas City Police officer and detective from 1954 to 1964. Mr. Brooks serves on the Missouri Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee, and the boards of Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, Prime Health Foundation, Avila University Board of Governors and Park University Board of Visitors.
|Commissioner Michael Rader, Vice-President|
Commissioner Michael Rader was appointed by Governor Nixon and sworn in on May 10, 2013. He is a partner with the law firm of Bartimus, Frickleton, Robertson & Gorny, P.C. Mr. Rader interned at a prosecutor's office for two years before graduating from law school and became an Assistant Jackson County Prosecutor for five years. Rader was named Prosecuting Attorney of the year in 2001, was the recipient of the Missouri Bar Foundation's Lon O. Hocker Trial Lawyer Award in 2008 and named "Forty Under 40" by Ingram's Magazine. Rader enjoys fishing, playing golf and duck hunting and is a fan of the MU Tigers, KC Chiefs and KC Royals. In 2011, Rader was named Kansas City 3&2's Manager of the Year. He lives in Kansas City with his wife and two children.
|Commissioner Angela Wasson-Hunt, Treasurer|
|Angela Wasson-Hunt was appointed by Governor Jay Nixon in 2010. She is the senior vice president for commercial lending at Lawson Bank, and was director of the Clay County Economic Development Commission from 1998 to 2005. Wasson-Hunt is the founding member of the Police Foundation of Kansas City and a trustee for the Kansas City Police Employees Retirement System.|
|Commissioner Lisa Pelofsky, Board Member|
Lisa Pelofsky was appointed to the Board of Police Commissioners by Governor Jay Nixon in 2010. Since 2004, Pelofsky has been the CEO of Pelofsky and Associates, which provides development consultation to local and national non-profit organizations. Pelofsky and Associates has extensive experience in capital campaigns with a particular interest in areas of public health care, social services, and education. Pelofsky serves on the Jackson County Domestic Violence Board which is responsible for allocating county funds to area domestic violence shelters. She also has been a longstanding board member of the Greater Kansas City Sports Commission and Foundation.
|Mayor Sly James|
Sylvester "Sly" James was sworn in as Kansas City's mayor on May 1, 2011. James was honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corps in 1975 and earned his law degree in 1983. He joined Blackwell, Sanders, Matheny, Weary & Lombardi and became the firm's first African-American partner. He started his own practice, the Sly James Firm, in 2003. He has led or served on the boards of multiple legal organizations as well as the United Way, Committee for County Progress, Partnership for Children, Bishop Hogan High School, Notre Dame de Sion schools, Operation Breakthrough, Genesis School, the Kansas City Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority, Enhanced Enterprise Zones of Kansas City and the Jackson County Ethics Commission.
|Secretary-Attorney David Kenner|
|The Board of Police Commissioners selected David Kenner as their secretary-attorney in 2010. Kenner is a shareholder and chair of the transactions department of Levy & Craig P.C. He has experience in all aspects of real estate, including acquisitions, sales, leases, exchanges, development and construction, finance and lending, brokerage issues, workouts and foreclosures, and real estate related litigation. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Great American Bank, and the Chair of its Audit Committee. Kenner has been named Kansas City Business Journal’s Best of The Bar from 2006 to 2010.|