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Business Meeting

Our Board & Members

As the planning commission over Barton, Jasper, Newton, and McDonald counties, the counties themselves and all municipalities located within have the option to participate in the services that the Truman Council offers through membership dues. We will help with the application and administrations of grants, using these membership dues as matches. All memberships dues are directly reinvested into the sustainability of the Trumans Council. We hold board meetings quarterly and they are open to the public. We encourage community members to attend. 

Executive Board

Although our meetings and board is open to the public, we have an executive board that votes on decisions for the Truman Council.

Cyndy Hutchings - City of Seneca, Chair

Skyler Jones - City of Seneca, Vice Chair

David Osborn - the Newton County Commission, Treasurer

Jamey Cope - McDonald County Commission


Josh DeTar - City of Joplin

Richard Leavens - City of Neosho

Open - Barton County 


Click on the box to read our minutes. For any previous minutes, please email Olivia Spencer at to receive a copy.

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