Jackson County Historical Society Board of Directors


  • Gloria J. Smith, President
    Community Volunteer

  • Shirley Wurth, Vice president Special Events
    Retired, Raytown School District

  • Stephanie Rohr, Secretary
    Community Volunteer

  • Steve Noll, Treasurer
    Community Volunteer

  • David Ross, Assistant Treasurer
    Community Volunteer


  • Barbara Allinder, Community Volunteer

  • Irene Baltrusaitis, Community Volunteer

  • Brian Burnes, Journalist and author

  • Karla Deel, Squeezebox KC

  • Sandra Enriquez, PhD, History Professor, UMKC

  • Mark Eubank, Healthcare Administrator

  • Gary Jenkins, Attorney and filmmaker

  • James McGee, Music producer

  • Mary McMurray, PhD, Jackson County Parks + Rec

  • Ralph Monaco II, Attorney

  • Diane Reuter, Community Volunteer

  • Jason Roe, Digital History Specialist, Kansas City Library

  • Brian Schultz, Independence School District

  • Shane Seley, Film producer, Wide Awake Films

 JCHS Past Presidents

JCHS has been lead by many talented and committed volunteers over its extensive history. See a list of past JCHS presidents.