Public Improvements Advisory Committee (PIAC)

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Public Improvements Advisory Committee (PIAC) LogoThe primary function of the Public Improvements Advisory Committee (PIAC) is to solicit resident input and make recommendations regarding both the citywide and neighborhood portions of the capital budget. The PIAC holds a series of public hearings every year beginning  in early summer. These hearings provide residents with an opportunity to express their opinions, concerns and project requests regarding the forthcoming capital budget. If you submit more than one request, place a priority number on all PIAC form submittals indicating which is the most important improvement in your neighborhood or association. We encourage cooperation instead of competition among the neighborhoods and residents we serve in the PIAC program.

Eligible PIAC projects include: storm water drainage/flooding-bridges/streets/roadways | public property improvements-street improvements | municipal buildings improvements  | community centers | street lighting/traffic lights | curbs and gutters | park facility improvements | monuments/fountains | ball fields/swimming pools. An archive of Five-Year Capital Improvement Plans (CIP) is kept.

The PIAC consists of 13 people, two from each council district and a chairperson, appointed by the mayor and City Council. The group was created in 1983 by City Council Resolution 55417 and reaffirmed by City Council Resolution 62031. This committee finishes its year by submitting its balanced five-year capital improvements program and neighborhood recommendations in early February.

The deadline date to submit a request is August 31, 2019. Requests submitted after then will be held for the next year’s funding.

PIAC Requests


Public Improvements Advisory Committee Members

(All terms expire July 31, 2019)



Deb Hermann
7728 NE 51st Terrace
Kansas City, MO 64119
(816) 454-2000

District 1

Richard Sayles
3031 NE 54th
Kansas City, MO 64119

Paul Masao Matsuoka
5312 N. Agnes Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64119
(816) 506-2720

District 2

Nelsie Sweeney
8809 N. Chatham
Kansas City, MO 64145
(816) 468-9828

Valerie McCaw
8008 NW Chatham Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64151
(816) 746-8886

District 3

Ronald Finley
P.O. Box 270285
Kansas City, MO 64106
(816) 668-6983

Melissa Robinson
(816) 824-4332

District 4

Jim Wanser
612 Brush Creek Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 582-8292

Jim MacDonald
3917 Gennessee
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 210-7133

District 5

Edward Bell
6013 Michigan Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64130
(816) 213-8751

W. Ruth Turner
1838 E. 78th Street
Kansas City, MO 64132
(816) 516-5977

District 6

Stacey Johnson-Cosby
104 W. 104th Street
Kansas City, MO 64114
(816) 591-5921

John Sharp
8401 E. 103rd Terrace
Kansas City, MO 64134
(816) 876-1687

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