Veteran Associates Retire
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2020
Two beloved Jackson County associates will be greatly missed as they leave for retirement.
Chief Administrative Officer Ed Stoll and Chief Compliance Review Officer Tom Wyrsch will be retiring September 30.
Ed joined Jackson County in 2009 with extensive private law practice experience in real estate, tax, and finance matters, skills he used to bring a commitment of excellence upon which the County has come to depend. His leadership as Director of Collection, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, and Chief Administrative Officer, has made a significant and profound contribution to Jackson County.
During his more than thirty years of private law practice, Ed represented developers in low-income housing and other real estate developments and served four years on the Missouri Housing Development Commission, furthering his support of low to moderate income housing throughout the state of Missouri.
Ed’s colleagues appreciate his professionalism, high ethical standards, integrity, and calmness in the face of challenges, bringing thoughtfulness and quiet encouragement during difficult times.
On November 9, 2015, President Barack Obama nominated Ed to serve as a Judge of the United States Tax Court, which was reported out of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee by a unanimous affirmative vote, the nomination expired on January 3, 2017, at the end of the 114th Congress without senate confirmation.
Tom is retiring after 13 years of service to the County.
Throughout his life Tom has led as an example of volunteerism, community service, and activism, traits he learned from his father, Fred Wyrsch, Sr.
Tom is known throughout the community for his political involvement, graduating from UCM with a degree in political science and working as an aide to United States Senator Stuart Symington, United States Senator Tom Eagleton, Congressman Dick Bolling, Congresswoman Karen McCarthy, Jackson County Executive Dale Baumgartner, and Kansas City Councilwoman Becky Nace.
He is a long-time member and former Chairman of the Jackson County Democratic Committee and a 2001 recipient of the committee’s Truman Award.
Tom has many passions, including his beloved University of Central Missouri Mules, the Kansas City Royals, the Kansas City Comets, the Ancient Order of Hibernians, and the Kansas City St. Patrick’s Day Parade. He is a third generation Irishman and one of the founding members of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee, Tom was honored in 2001 as Grand Marshall and was inducted into the Fraternal Order of St. Patrick.
Tom’s commitment to volunteerism includes serving as judge of the Great Lenexa BBQ Contest, logistics chair for the American Royal Parade, a volunteer with the Kansas City Zoo’s Jazzoo Festival, and president and member of the UCM Alumni Board of Directors. In 2015, the UCM Alumni Association honored Tom with the Distinguished Alumni Award for Service.