Jackson County Executive Sanders to
Announce COMBAT Senior Staff

February 17, 2009 (KANSAS CITY, MO) – Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders will announce the selection of COMBAT senior staff members today at 1:30 pm at the Jackson County Courthouse (2nd Floor of 415 East 12th Street, Kansas City, Missouri).

The County Executive will name the new Director, Assistant Director and Planning & Development Administrator.  Last year COMBAT Administrator, Jim Nunnelly announced his retirement.

COMBAT is an acronym for the Community Backed Anti-Drug Sales Tax, a Jackson County voter-supported self-imposed ¼-cent sales tax generating approximately $20 million annually to fund drug interdiction, prevention and treatment programs.  COMBAT funds are earmarked to finance particular programs and projects including as many as 80 law enforcement, treatment and prevention programs.

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