By Kyle Siegel
Sedalia Deputy City Clerk Jason Meyers has been with the City of Sedalia for the past 15 years and he has enjoyed his time in the City Clerk’s office to the point that he doesn’t see himself leaving.
“I have been with the city for 15 years. I just like going to work everyday. We do the same things, but yet there is always something new everyday. I have learned a lot from Arlene (City Clerk Arlene Silvey),” Meyers said.
Meyers was born in Sedalia and he attended Sacred Heart from Kindergarten through 12th grade before attending and graduating from State Fair Community College.
After receiving his two year A.A. degree in Mathematics from SFCC, Meyers went to Central Missouri State University where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Finance.
Going into the finance world was not Meyers initial goal.
“I initially was going to go into teaching. When I got to CMSU I switched my major from math and teaching to the finance area,” Meyers said.
Meyers put that study to good use.
“At the time I was working at Third National Bank. I started in 1989 and I worked my way up to assistant branch manager by 1997,” Meyers explained.
In 1997 Meyers decided to change his occupation.
“I left Third National Bank in 1997 and I began to work for the city in the finance department. I worked for the finance department from 1997 to 2004.
“At that time I switched over and started working for Arlene. I have been with the city for 15 years,” Meyers said.
With his experience at the Municipal Building, Meyers was asked if he had ever thought about running for public office.
“I am happy with where I am at. I have no ambitions for a political career,” he said.
Not only is Meyers active with city business, he is very active with the Noonday Optimist Club.
“I just finished as my fifth time as president. I am currently on the board for it. I am very active with that club,” Meyers said.
Meyers has also served as vice president and treasurer of the organization.
Meyers was asked what attracted him to the Noonday Optimist Club over 16 years ago.
“Our club focuses on helping kids and that is the thing that sold me on it. I enjoy kids and I help all that I can with that,” he said.
In his spare time Meyers enjoys spending time with family and friends, as well as traveling.
“I have been to a lot of places all over the states, but I haven’t been outside of the United States. There is a lot to see here in the states. I like to basically go anywhere.”