Assessor resigning from office in June


Wendy Nordwald
By: 
Adam Rollins
Staff Writer

Warren County Assessor Wendy Nordwald announced this week that she will resign from office, effective June 12.

Nordwald announced her resignation May 18 in a letter to Missouri Governor Mike Parson.

“I have had an opportunity that has presented itself to me, one that I couldn’t afford to not accept,” Nordwald told The Record. “It has been a true pleasure and an honor to serve the citizens of Warren County and also the state of Missouri.”

Nordwald said she wasn’t looking for a new position when she was presented with this opportunity. She is not yet disclosing what the career move will be.

During her years in office, Nordwald said she has tried to be involved in Legislative activity in Jefferson City to benefit local citizens. She said her time in office has been a “phenomenal, rewarding career.”

Nordwald explained that her successor will be appointed by the Warren County Commission to fulfill the remainder of her term in office, which ends this year. She said her successor should be someone who can meet the unique challenges of her office.

“Keeping fair and equitable assessments, and serving the taxpayers’ needs and answering their questions,” are duties of the office, Nordwald commented. “Always have an open-door policy. Get answers back to people in a courteous manner. That’s always something I strived to do, and I hope that’s something my successor does.”

Nordwald said she will miss the people she has worked with, especially her staff, as well as getting to interact with members of the public.

Nordwald’s resignation creates a slight road bump for elections scheduled later this year. The assessor’s office will appear on the ballot in the August primary elections, and Nordwald was the only candidate running for the office.

County Clerk Denise Stotler, who manages Warren County elections, said assessor candidate filing has been reopened for one week, from May 19 to May 26.

Candidates filing for the office have to pay a $50 fee and must submit a notarized affidavit that they’ve paid their taxes. Affidavits can be acquired at the Warren County Clerk’s Office at 101 Mockingbird Lane in Warrenton.

Stotler said Nordwald’s resignation included dropping out of the race for reelection. Stotler said her office hasn’t yet ordered the printed ballots for the August primaries, so the printed material will reflect this new development.

For any questions, call the county clerk’s office at 636-456-3331.

Nordwald has served as county assessor since 2005.

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