Pettis County Collector Marsha Boeschen announced her intentions tor run for another term on Jan. 30 in front of a crowd of supporters gathered outside her second floor office at the Pettis County Courthouse. Standing beside her was her husband Ronnie.
When she ran for the office the first time in 2010, her promise to the taxpayers was to provide the fairest and most courteous service possible.
“That has been my goal since day one, and I still continue to do that each day. And my girls that work for me, are the best I could ever ask for,” she said, tearing up. Thank you guys. They’re a reflection of me. If they’re not good to you, I don’t have a job.”
She acknowledged the huge responsibility of handling a half million dollars coming from some 20,000 taxpayers.
Boeschen implemented online service whereby taxpayers can pay their taxes through the Internet.
Also new under her direction was the ability to prepay real estate taxes. The first year yielded 175 accounts. “This year, we had 350 people signed up for that program,” she said.
Another improvement under Boeschen’s tenure was the addition of a drop box on the northeast lawn of the courthouse that can be used for all offices at the courthouse, she noted.
Another change was the reduction of mailing costs by utilizing lighter-weight paper. “I think it was nearly $500 we saved on postage,” she said.
“I want to continue to be your Pettis County Collector and I would ask for your support. I will continue to strive to be the best I can be, she concluded. “My door is always open.” Photo by Randy Kirby, Sedalia Weekly Observer.