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. 

Bill Dane

Bill Dane Board Member

Term expires: December 31, 2019

Bill Dane graduated from Olivet Nazarene College. From 1991 to 2000 he was the Executive Vice-President of Business Development for SafeLite Auto Glass. He retired in 2000. From 2001 to the present, Bill has served as Mayor of Kearney.

Bill has owned Cellar & Loft for 14 years. He and his wife live in Kearney; they have 3 children and 2 grandchildren. Bill believes in giving back to the community, be it time, talent, or money.


Bob Nance

Bob Nance Board Member

Term expires: January 31, 2018

Bob was employed by A&P from 1969-1979; he and a partner bought the Excelsior Springs store in 1979. Bob became a state representative for Ray County and Excelsior Springs in 2005 and remained so for 8 years. He served as chair of the Missouri House of Representatives Senior Advocacy Committee.

Bob is now Contract Manager for the Excelsior Springs License Bureau. He and his wife Sally, who is CEO of Excelsior Springs Hospital, have 4 children.


Edward O'Herin

Edward O'Herin Board Secretary

Term expires: December 31, 2017

Edward O'Herin is retired from the real estate loan servicing business. He has a B.A. from St. Louis University and an M.B.A. from University of Missouri, Columbia. He has 1 daughter and 3 grandchildren.

As a former member of both the North Kansas City School Board and the KCMO Board of Zoning Adjustment, Ed has been active in community affairs.He is enthusiastic about serving Clay County seniors as our board member.


Michael Maher

Michael Maher Board Vice-Chair

Term expires: December 31, 2019

Mike is an attorney with the Gladstone firm of Sexton, Bender, Maher, Jill & Steinman, P.C.  He is a graduate of the University of Missouri at Columbia Law School and has practiced law in Clay County for over 30 years.

Mike and his wife Trish have lived in Clay County since 2000 and in Platte County for the previous 31 years.  They have three children and six grandchildren. Mike enjoys sports, especially MU, travel and barbecuing.


Robert Steinkamp

Robert Steinkamp Board Chair

Term expires: December 31, 2020

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.


Su Bacon

Su Bacon Board Member

Term expires: January 31, 2018

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.


Melissa Wilson

Melissa Wilson Board Treasurer

Term expires: December 31, 2017

Melissa Wilson has been married to Ken Wilson for 40 wonderful and busy years and hopes for many more years together. They have one daughter, Rebecca, who is married and has two daughters. They  have one son, Mike, who is married. Melissa is a Senior Vice President of Deposit Operations for Platte Valley Bank of Missouri and has been employed in the banking profession for over 40 years. 

Melissa takes every opportunity to spend time with her family. She especially enjoys spending time with their granddaughters reading, flower gardening, baking or playing indoors or outdoors. She also enjoys an occasional round of golf with her husband. The Wilsons also stay active with various church activities in their hometown of Smithville.