Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. appoints Jason Klumb of Kansas City, Mo., and Gerald (Gerry) Winship of Lee’s Summit, Mo., to serve on the Jackson County Board of Equalization.
KANSAS CITY, MO (Jan. 30, 2017) — Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. has appointed Jason Klumb of Kansas City, Mo., and Gerald (Gerry) Winship of Lee’s Summit, Mo., to serve on the Jackson County Board of Equalization, effective today.
“I’m pleased to appoint two people who I know will bring valuable judgment and relevant experience to their positions,” said County Executive White.
Klumb and Winship will join Marilyn M. Shapiro on the Board of Equalization.
The Jackson County Board of Equalization is an independent board composed of citizen taxpayers of Jackson County. Its mission is to fully and fairly equalize the value of all real and tangible personal property in the county for purposes of taxation and to provide an appeal forum for taxpayers to correct perceived inequities in the assessment of value. The board strives to allow taxpayers an efficient, public, unbiased, courteous and informative manner of addressing grievances surrounding the imposition of taxes by the county.
Jason Klumb was appointed by President Obama to the position of Regional Administrator of The Heartland Region for the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) on Feb. 24, 2010, where he served until Dec.16, 2016. As the regional head of GSA, Klumb was responsible for the agency's operations in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska; including 400 buildings, a budget of $175 million and 1,000 employees.
Prior to his appointment to his role at the GSA, Klumb served as a member of the Missouri House of Representatives from 1993 to 1997, representing Missouri’s 125th District. As a State Representative, Klumb was Chairman of the Administrative Rules Committee. He was also a member of the Ways and Means, Commerce and Agri-Business Committees.
Gerry Winship previously served on the Board of Equalization for a term from Jan. 4, 2016 to Dec. 31, 2016. He is currently Ambassador for the Bank of Liberty in Independence. Winship has served as vice president for Farm & Home Savings and Loan for 20 years, and holds commercial real estate licenses in Kansas and Missouri.
Winship has extensive experience serving with community boards. He currently serves as the chairman of board for the Noland Road CID Project, and is past president and an active member of the Kansas City Royal Lancers. Previously, Winship served as a past chairman and board member of the Jackson County Sports Authority, and as a past chairman and board member of the Jackson County Election Board. He also served as a Missouri State Senator representing Independence, Blue Springs and Lee’s Summit from 1977 to 1979.