Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners


Jack Holland, President (2019-Present)
Jack Holland is Managing Director of Stifel in Kansas City, Missouri. He entered the investment banking business in 1976 after receiving his B.A. from the University of Missouri where he was an Evans Scholar, and a J.D. from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

He has participated in many of the region’s most significant financings over the last 35 years including: Truman Sports Complex, Sprint Arena, KCI Airport, Kansas Turnpike, Kansas Speedway, Springfield-Branson Airport and the Brush Creek Improvement Plan.

Mr. Holland has served on a number of boards including Theater League, Avila University, Studios Inc., REACH Healthcare Foundation, Kansas City Consensus, Missouri Reapportionment Commission, The Kessler Society and the Western Golf Association.

Mary Williams-Neal, Commissioner (2019-Present)
Mary Williams-Neal is the Founder/CEO of the Get Ahead Club since 1998. She is a former 3rd District City Councilwoman (1995-2003). Ms. Williams-Neal attended UMKC, Gates Rib Tech and Harvard University. She is a member of Village Presbyterian Church, and is focused on family and community engagement.

Scott Wagner, Commissioner (2019-Present)
Scott Wagner is former Mayor Pro-Tem and 1st District At-Large City Councilmember. He is the director of  Northeast Alliance Together (NEAT), a Community Development Corporation that facilitates resources for the Historic Northeast community, works with neighborhoods and businesses, and spearheads important projects related to the community.


The Board of Parks and Recreation holds public meetings every other Tuesday at the Parks and Recreation Department Administration building, 4600 E. 63rd St. All meetings start at 2 p.m. and are open to the public.

To contact the Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners
Karmen Houston, Secretary
4600 E. 63rd St.
Kansas City, MO 64130
816-513-7503
karmen.houston@kcmo.org