CLAY COUNTY — As Aug. 10 will mark the 200th anniversary of Missouri’s statehood, the Clay County Commission established a citizen-led commission to commemorate Missouri’s bicentennial celebration. The group will also look to how the county will commemorate it's pending 200th anniversary, which takes place in January.
“The bicentennial commission’s primary mission will be to meet and advise the county commission on bicentennial festivities; however, the new commission will also work in conjunction with other interested local parties and brainstorm community-driven ways to honor Clay County’s rich history and heritage,” states a release.
The new commission is comprised of 11 county residents: Charlie Broomfield, Hollye Gurley, Bob Martin, Tony Reinhart, Cecilia Robinson, Julie Sola, Gerri Spencer, Katie Steele-Danner, Jane Wiegand, Jane Putnam and Terri Welk. Each were sworn in to a two-year term on Wednesday, May 12.