|Mark Stingley is JCPRD Board Chair for 2003|
Stingley is a partner with the international law firm of Bryan Cave, LLP, in its Kansas City, Missouri office. He has been on the Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners since March 1999. A native of St. Joseph, he is a 1974 graduate of William Jewell College, where he received a bachelor’s degree in business administration. In 1977, he received a law degree from the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law. He returned to St. Joseph in 1977, where he worked for a law firm there until 1986. He started with a law firm in the Kansas City area in late 1986 and moved his family to Lenexa.
Stingley is a member of the American Bar Association, the Missouri Bar Association, and the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Epilepsy Foundation for Western Missouri and the State of Kansas. He has served on the Boards of the Kansas City Junior Blades youth hockey organization and the Iowa State High School Hockey League.
Stingley and his wife, Cyndi, are the parents of three. Jeff is a graduate of the University of Arizona and works as a financial analyst at Bank Midwest. Erin is a freshman at William Jewell College and Kyle is a junior at St. Thomas Aquinas High School.
His interest in serving on the District Board arose from his involvement with the Football and Cheerleading Club of Johnson County where he served as its Chairman for two years. It was there where he met and was impressed with JCPRD staff members including then Director Gary Haller, and current Director, Michael Meadors, who was then Superintendent of Recreation.
As to what he brings to the Board, Stingley cited his legal background and a strong work ethic. He believes the greatest challenge facing the District will be to grow and offer quality parks and recreational programs at a time when budgets are more restrictive. In 2003, Stingley said, his focus will remain on acquiring real estate for parks.
Other 2003 Park and Recreation District Board Officers
Other Board officers for 2003 elected during the Board’s Dec. 18 meeting are: Dr. Mike Jurkovich, vice chair; Vickie Truitt, secretary; Dr. Marvin E. Wollen, treasurer; Jack M. Epps, assistant secretary; Paul E. Alvorado, assistant treasurer; and Nancy Wallerstein, past chair.