This week, Missouri Governor Mike Parson officially confirmed David Yancey as Greene County Public Administrator.

Greene County Clerk Shane Schoeller will hold an official swearing-in ceremony at 4 p.m. today, February 7, at the Greene County Commission Offices located on the tenth floor of the Cox North Medical Tower.

Yancey came out of retirement to fill the position when officeholder Lee Ann Walker announced her resignation due to health reasons. He was appointed interim Greene County Public Administrator on Jan. 7 of this year. His term will run until Dec. 31, 2020.

Yancey served as Greene County Public Administrator for eight years before retiring in 2016. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas and an executive MBA from Missouri State University. Yancey is also a military veteran, having served in the United States Army during the Vietnam conflict.

“We greatly appreciate Mr. Yancey’s willingness to serve Greene County citizens when called upon, even going so far as to come out of retirement to do so. The individuals and estates entrusted with their affairs through the Public Administrator’s office are in good hands,” said Presiding Commissioner Bob Dixon.

The office of the Public Administrator acts as the guardian or conservator for mentally disabled persons, a personal representative of deceased estates and conservator of minor estates. The current case load for the Greene County Public Administrator is approximately 600 wards.

“It is an honor and a privilege to be part of the Greene County family again,” Yancey said. “The duties of this office are important to the community and I will work hard to make sure the cases are managed to the best of our ability.”