FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 23, 2020
Contact: Marshanna Smith
Maureen Monaghan to join Jackson County
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. is pleased to announce that Maureen Monaghan will be joining Jackson County as a deputy director of the Jackson County Assessment Department. In that position, Monaghan will oversee the reassessment process.
“Maureen will be a valuable asset to Jackson County and I am excited about the opportunity to work with her,” said Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. “During the 2019 reassessment, I witnessed her understanding of the process, passion for the law and commitment to do what’s right. Her expertise combined with that of our County Assessor and staff will strengthen our operations, ensuring that we continue conducting property reassessments that are fair and accurate.”
Monaghan joins Jackson County after more than a decade with the State Tax Commission (STC), the agency responsible for ensuring uniform and equitable assessment of all taxable, tangible property in the state. In her role as Chief Counsel, she has provided legal support for the Commission.
Prior to that, she served as an assistant prosecutor with the Cole County Prosecutor’s Office and as legal counsel for the 19th Judicial Circuit Juvenile Court.
“Being legal counsel for the State Tax Commission was a unique and rewarding experience that allowed me to work with assessors and other county officials across Missouri,” Monaghan said. “I am grateful for all that we accomplished and look forward to joining Assessor Gail McCann Beatty’s staff.”
Monaghan earned her law degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is expected to start in her new role with Jackson County on April 1 to allow the STC time to find a replacement and ensure a smooth transition.