The Commission measures the accuracy of assessments in each county and works with assessors to promote an accurate and fair assessment program. It conducts seminars and training sessions for assessors and their staffs. The Commission also hears taxpayers’ appeals from the local Boards of Equalization, and is responsible for the statewide assessment of the property of railroads, airlines, pipelines, electric and telecommunication companies.
The State Tax Commission is an administrative agency under the direction of three commissioners who are appointed by the Governor and approved by the Senate. The Commission is given the responsibility of ensuring the uniform and equitable assessment of all taxable tangible property in the state. To assist the Commission in fulfilling this responsibility, there is a staff of appraisers, technicians, and hearing officers located in Jefferson City and throughout the state.
Our administrative structure is:
- Administrative Secretary — directs the day-to-day operations of the commission.
Contact: Stacey Jacobs, Administrative Secretary, Stacey.Jacobs@stc.mo.gov
- Legal — includes hearing officers (for appeals), and provides legal support for the commission.
Contact: Amy Westermann, Chief Counsel, Amy.Westermann@stc.mo.gov
- Local Assistance — provides support to the County Assessors and monitors the level of assessment and assessment uniformity.
Contact: Jeff Schmidt, Manager, Local Assistance Section, Jeff.Schmidt@stc.mo.gov
- Original Assessment — values public utilities, railroads and other property that typically crosses many county boundaries.
Contact: Jeffrey Smith, Manager, Original Assessment Section, Jeffrey.Smith@stc.mo.gov
Custodian of Records and Sunshine Law Requests
The Administrative Secretary is the State Tax Commission’s Custodian of Records. Sunshine Law and/or any other requests for records should be submitted via email to the Administrative Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact Information for Main Office STC Employees
Gary Romine, Chairman email@example.com 573-751-1704
Victor Callahan, Commissioner firstname.lastname@example.org 573-751-1703
Debbi McGinnis, Commissioner email@example.com 573-751-3471
Administration – Annual Report, assessor education, form 11/11As, legislation, and reimbursements
Stacey Jacobs, Administrative Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org 573-751-1716
Melina Scheperle, Administration email@example.com 573-751-1724
Misty Frank, Administration firstname.lastname@example.org 573-751-1735
Sandy Wankum, Administration email@example.com 573-751-1709
David Wood, Administration firstname.lastname@example.org 573-751-1712
Legal – Appeals, statutes, case law
Amy Westermann, Chief Counsel email@example.com 573-751-1730
Noah Shepard, Legal Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org 573-751-1715
Eric Peterson, Senior Hearing Officer email@example.com 314-972-2120
Erica Gage, Senior Hearing Officer firstname.lastname@example.org 573-353-5933
Benjamin Slawson, Senior Hearing Officer email@example.com 573-418-2069
Original Assessment– Railroads, utilities, airlines, commercial aircraft, rural electrics
Jeffrey Smith, Manager, Original Assessment firstname.lastname@example.org 573-526-6403
Stacey Cowan, Original Assessment email@example.com 573-751-1708
Peter Chari, Original Assessment firstname.lastname@example.org 573-751-1729
Local Assistance – Assessment process & procedures, ratio studies
Jeff Schmidt, Manager, Local Assistance email@example.com 573-751-1726
Larry Hixson, Assistant Manager, Local Assistance firstname.lastname@example.org 573-751-1733
Larry Jones, Assistant Manager, Local Assistance email@example.com
Kristen Solindas, Local Assistance firstname.lastname@example.org 573-751-1728
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