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Mayor & Aldermen


Jane Peck, born in Mexico, Missouri, lived in Kansas for 50 years and moved to Rockaway Beach, Missouri in 2017. Jane and her husband of 28 years raised six children together and now enjoy 10 grandchildren. In high school Jane played basketball and softball and was an officer in Student Council for two years. She spent 11 years as the administrative assistant for Fort Scott Christian Heights in Kansas. Jane worked several years in the insurance industry as a customer service representative and health claims processor. As a resident of Rockaway Beach, Jane hopes to see the city continue to improve and encourage more small businesses to invest in our community. This community offers the unique opportunity of a quiet reprieve from busy life. Jane is excited to be a part of the process.

WARD 1 ALDERMAN - Kyle Hinkle

Kyle Hinkle moved to Forsyth, Missouri from Arkansas in 2012 and then to Rockaway Beach, Missouri in 2017. Kyle has worked for Taney County and in the behavioral health field. He has served his community for many years in different capacities. Kyle looks forward to being a part of the improvements in this community. Kyle and his wife Kara have two children. Together, they enjoy many of the outdoor activities available here in this community. He believes that Rockaway Beach can be a destination for outdoor enthusiasts and families alike. He also believes that community improvement will be fully reliant on community involvement.

WARD 2 ALDERMAN - Richard Murray

Richard Murray was born in Kansas City, MO in 1958, and retired from the KCMO Water Department. He also served in the Army National Guard. Richard is married and has four children.

Mayor - Jim Harriger

Jim Harriger and his wife Mary moved to Rockaway Beach more than two years ago. Jim retired after spending 45 years working with inner-city missions, spending the last 23 years leading Springfield Victory Mission in Springfield. Jim worked with large and small city governments to solve community issues. Jim currently serves as the director of White River Community Development and also serves as a committee member for the Rockaway Main Street organization. Jim and Mary enjoy working with Bridge of Faith Community Church, serving the local community, and spoiling their six grandchildren.

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