ZMD: The Zoological Park (Metropolitan) & Museum District Board (Cultural District)

Details about the ZMD: The Zoological Park (Metropolitan) & Museum District Board (Cultural District)

Overview

184.354. District board, appointment, terms, qualifications, officers, rules and bylaws. —

When in any city and county as described in section 184.350 it shall have been decided by vote in the manner provided in section 184.350 that a tax shall be levied for any of the aforesaid described sub-districts, then the chief executive officer of the city shall appoint four members to the Metropolitan Zoological Park and Museum District board, and the chief executive officer of the county shall appoint four members to the metropolitan zoological park and museum district board.

Eight (8) Members total

Four (4) are appointed by the Mayor

Four (4) are appointed by the County Executive

No approval by Board of Aldermen required.

Rev. Mo. Stat. 184.354.

Apply to Serve (1 openings) View board website
Openings include appointments labeled "Serving Beyond Term."

Board Members

Showing 8 active board members (maximum 8)
Name Role End Date
Thomas (Tom) Campbell Esq. Treasurer 12/31/2024
Darnetta Clinkscale Vice Chairperson 12/31/2024
Thomas Mummert Esq. Member 12/31/2023
Jill Nowak Member 12/31/2023
Patricia (Pat) Coleman Member 12/31/2022
Robert Eggmann Esq. Chairperson 12/31/2022
Christine Chadwick Member 12/18/2022
Michelle Harris Member 12/31/2021
Serving Beyond Term

Authorizing Legislation

Mo. Rev. Stat. 184.354, Mo. Rev. Stat. 184.350 through Mo. Rev. Stat. 184.388.

Previous legislation:

Ordinance 55075 (prior tax), City Code 5.26.060., City Charter Article XIV - ART MUSEUM AND ZOOLOGICAL PARK
Legislation pertinent to the Board's Code of Ethics: Rev. Mo. Stat. 105.485.4

Board Duties and Purpose

184.356. District to collect revenues — employees, appointment and compensation — operating costs limited — funds, distribution. —

The Metropolitan Zoological Park and Museum District shall collect all revenues on behalf of such sub-districts and shall deposit same in separate sub-district funds respectively. All funds collected for a sub-district shall be kept separate and apart from any other funds and shall be drawn upon by the proper officers of the sub-district upon submission of properly authenticated vouchers.

The district may render common services to the various sub-districts including but not limited to auditing, accounting, pension servicing and payroll. In performing such services the board is hereby authorized to employ and appoint such persons as are deemed necessary, to fix compensation and to cause the removal of employees and appointees of the board. The cost of operating the district shall be borne out of the tax funds of the sub-districts based on the ratio of each sub-district's tax rate to the total of the tax rates of all the sub-districts. In no event shall such operating cost ever exceed five percent of the total authorized tax revenues received by all of the sub-districts.

Member Requirements

Said board members shall serve without compensation for a term of 4-years and until their successors are appointed and qualified;
provided, however, that of the initial appointments by each of said chief executives one (1) shall be for a term of 1-year, one (1) shall be for a term of 2-years, one (1)for a term of 3-years, and one (1) shall be for a 4-year term respectively. Any vacancy shall be filled by the chief executive officer for the unexpired term.

Each member appointed by the chief executive officer of the city shall have been a qualified voter of the city for at least 1 year next before his appointment and shall continue to reside therein during his tenure in office.

Each member appointed by the chief executive officer of the county shall have been a qualified voter of the county for at least 1 year next before his appointment and shall continue to reside therein during his tenure in office.

The legislative body of the constitutional charter city upon the petition of the chief executive officer of such city may remove any member appointed by said chief executive officer of that board for misconduct or neglect of duties and the legislative body of the county may upon petition of the chief executive officer of the county may remove any member appointed by him of the board for misconduct or neglect of duties. No member so removed shall be eligible for appointment to said district board thereafter.

Rev. Mo. Stat. 184.354.

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