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For Immediate Release

Media Contact:
Michele Hall
Administrative Coordinator, Boone County Commission
Phone: (573) 886-4312

Boone County Commission Appoints Joanne Nelson as New Director of Community Services

March 10, 2020 – The Boone County Commission is pleased to announce Joanne Nelson has been chosen as Director of the Department of Community Services, effective Tuesday, March 3, 2020. Joanne has served as Boone County Community Services Program Manager since 2014, providing oversight of funded organizations to ensure accountability and effectiveness of Children’s Services Fund tax dollars. She has played a key role in helping families and improving the lives of children in Boone County.

Joanne received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri – Columbia and has worked in the social services field in Boone County and surrounding counties for over 19 years. As she moves forward in her new role, Joanne’s understanding of contract management, experience in the community, and commitment to the children, youth, and families of our community will help to create new and better futures for all citizens of Boone County.

The Community Services Department was created to oversee and coordinate the disbursement of funds collected through the Children’s Services tax passed by Boone County voters in 2012. It also oversees the portion of the Boone Hospital lease revenue designated for health care, the domestic violence funds collected as court fees, and social service funding.