About Us


Clay County Children’s Services Fund was created in 2017 following voter approval of a designated one-quarter of a cent sales tax pursuant to RSMo 67.1775 and RSMo 210.861. A 9-member board of directors appointed by the Clay County Commission administers the Fund and its operations.

The Fund provides grants to organizations offering services that protect the well-being and safety of children and youth and strengthen their families. Such services may include counseling, family support, temporary residential services, and other such services set out in RSMo 210.861.

Board of Directors


Ken Honeck, Chairman; Robert Franseen, Vice Chairman; Bruce Culley, Treasurer; John McGovern, Secretary


Deb Hermann, Rick Jones, Kelly Kobylski, Edward O’Herin, Nic Riesenberg


Interested in joining our Board?

Complete an application on the Clay County Commission website: County Board Application


Executive Director:

Kathy Macken

Executive Assistant:

Peggy Nichols