In November 2003, the majority of qualified voters of Clay County approved a levy to collect a tax not to exceed five cents per hundred dollars of assessed valuation upon all taxable property within the county for the purpose of providing services to persons sixty years of age or older. The tax shall be collected along with other county taxes in the manner provided by law and shall be deposited in a special fund for the provision of services as authorized in sections 67.990 to 67.995 of House Bill 351. Deposits in the fund shall be expended only upon approval of the board of directors established in section 67.993 and only in accordance with the fund budget approved by the county. According to House Bill 351 and revised Statutes of Missouri; the Clay County Commission will appoint a seven member Senior Citizens’ Services Fund Board.

The governing body of the county shall appoint a board of directors. Directors may be reappointed. The governing body of the county shall appoint replacements. All vacancies on the board of directors shall be filled for the remainder of the unexpired term by the governing body of the county. 

Robert Steinkamp

Robert Steinkamp Board Chair

Term expires: December 31, 2024

Bob Steinkamp, a resident of Liberty, Missouri, received a B.A. degree in History from William Jewell College. He attended UMKC School of Law from which he received his Juris Doctor degree in 1971. In April 2005, Bob was elected Mayor of Liberty, a position he held until April 2009.

Bob has held positions with numerous not-for-profit and private boards. He serves as board secretary for the Hillcrest MidAmerica Board of Directors; he is on the board of Freedom House and the Liberty Arts Foundation, for which he serves as President.

Marie Steiner

Marie Steiner Vice-chair & Treasurer

Term expires: January 31, 2027

Marie G. Steiner is a retired banker of 40 years in management of banking facilities. She has a B.A. and a Paralegal certificate from William Jewell College. She has served as Alderman for the City of Kearney, Missouri for the last five years.

Marie chairs the Mid-America Regional Council's Solid Waste Management District. She has served as a Clay County Election Judge for over 20 years, and she is a board member for the Kearney Senior Center. She and her spouse of 44 years enjoy traveling. Marie is most proud of her spouse and sixteen other family members who are veterans. The family veteran display has been featured at Mid-Continent Public Library's Genealogy Center, as well as in their home.

Su Bacon

Su Bacon Board Secretary

Term expires: December 31, 2025

Su has worked as a freelance print journalist in the Kansas City area for 25 years. She takes minutes for corporate boards of directors, writes news and feature stories and provides correspondence and copywriting services to clients.

Su holds a master's degree in journalism from Kansas State University.

John McGovern

John McGovern Board Member

Term expires January 31, 2027

John is a resident of Excelsior Springs.  He is retired from a career in law enforcement.  He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and a Masters of Science in Criminal Justice Administration from the University of Central Missouri.

John has lived in Clay County for over 44 years.  He and his wife, Molly, have one adult daughter.  John serves on the board of the Good Samaritan Center and is a past board member of the Excelsior Springs School District.

John enjoys attending Royals and Chiefs games, traveling, and barbecuing.

Andrew Pratt

Andrew Pratt Board Member

Term expires: March 31, 2024

Andrew Pratt is retired after serving 30 years in campus ministry and higher education. From 2002 to 2018, he was Vice-President and Dean of the chapel at William Jewell College. Prior to that, he was Campus Minister for the Baptist Student Center and taught religion courses for Southeast Missouri State University. In retirement, Andrew serves as Special Counsel to the President for Diversity and Inclusion at Jewell.

Civic involvement includes: past member of Liberty's Board of Zoning Appeal; Westwoods Homeowners Association Board; Trustee, Second Baptist Church in Liberty; and Planning Committee for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration. 


Andrew resides in Liberty with his spouse, Rev. Pam Pratt, Palliative Care Chaplain for Liberty Hospital.

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson Board Member

Term expires 12/31/2025

Dr. Eric Johnson is an Assistant Superintendent for North Kansas City Schools. With a passion for both education and service, Eric has found his purpose through a committed career in education and a life dedicated to uplifting others. Dr. Johnson is a Kansas City native and a graduate of Lincoln College Preparatory Academy. He attended the University of Missouri Columbia where he received his B.S. in Secondary English Education, Education Specialist in K-12 Administration, and Doctorate in Organizational Leadership.

Eric is married to Denisha Johnson, an administrator in Park Hill Schools, and he is the proud father to Arian and Asa Johnson.

Charli Seitz

Charli Seitz Board Member

Term expires: 

Charli is a retired high school teacher from the North Kansas City School District, and a former medical center and hospice chaplain and bereavement counselor. She currently serves as the Caregiver Support Coordinator at Northland Shepherd’s Center. Charli has served on several local, statewide, and national committees and boards, including the Missouri National Education Association Legislative and Human Rights Committees and as MNEA Government Relations Team Chair, Northland Community Services Coalition, Northland Diversity Council, and the Northland Ethnic Festival, serving also as the festival emcee. Charli was a Founding Board Member of the Clay County African American Legacy Consortium.

Charli enjoys travelling with her husband of 35 years, Keivan Moghadam, and spending time with family and friends in her backyard English garden, which she calls her “Little Bit o’ Heaven.” She is a Jazz, Big Band, and 80’s music lover, and enjoys dancing, Yoga, Qigong, and reading. She delights in meeting and learning from people from all walks of life, as she believes they enrich her soul. Her passion is to serve humanity and to empower others to live their Best Life at every stage of growth.