State Representative Gail McCann Beatty has been named as the new director of the Jackson County Assessment Department. As Director of Assessment, McCann Beatty will be responsible for identifying, classifying and assessing all real and personal property in Jackson County.
“While many know Gail as the current Minority Leader in the Missouri House of Representatives, they may not know that she grew up in the appraisal business and has been a certified appraiser for 25 years,” said Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. “I could not be more grateful and excited that someone with her tremendous skills, experience and qualifications has agreed to join our team.”
In addition to her decades of experience at McCann Beatty Valuation and Consulting in the Kansas City area, McCann Beatty also served on the Missouri Real Estate Appraisers Commission.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve the citizens of Jackson County as the Director of Assessment,” said Rep. McCann Beatty. “Proper assessments assure that there is adequate funding to provide vital services to the county. I look forward to taking a hands-on approach to educating citizens about the assessment process.”
McCann Beatty is a Kansas City native who graduated from Pembroke Hill High School and earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Stanford University. She was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2010, chosen by her peers as Assistant Floor Leader in 2012 and Minority Floor Leader in 2016.
At the age of 18, she was elected to her first seat as a committeewoman for Kansas City’s then 27th Ward. In 1992, she once again was elected as a committeewoman, this time to the 17th ward and in 2014, she was elected as a committeewoman to the 16th Ward.