Join us on May 15th as we welcome our State Treasurer Jake LaTurner. As the youngest Statewide Official in the United States, Jake brings a fresh approach and customer service mindset to the office.
Immediately after taking office, Jake sought to make the office more accessible and the results speak for themselves. Through the innovative use of social media and constituent outreach, the Treasurer’s Office has returned over $20 million in Unclaimed Property to Kansans at a record rate. Additionally, the state has seen a 29% increase in new Learning Quest 529 Education Savings Accounts, with $6 billion in total assets. Jake has overseen the issuance of almost $3 billion in bonds for road construction and municipal development projects. He serves on the Kansas Public Employee Retirement System Board of Trustees (KPERS), the Pooled Money Investment Board (PMIB), and the Surety Bonds and Insurance Committee. He also represents Kansas on the Legislative Committee for the National Association of State Treasurers (NAST).
Prior to becoming Treasurer, Jake was twice elected by the people of Southeast Kansas to serve in the Kansas Senate. He chaired the Federal and State Affairs Committee and was a member of the Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee, as well as the Transportation Committee. During this time, Jake won broad support for initiatives that increased government transparency, protected medically fragile children and provided property tax relief.
Check-in begins at 11:30 am. Program will start at 12:00. We will be serving a Thai chicken wrap with a caesar salad, bread & baba ganoush service, dessert, and your choice of drink. Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions. The cost is $25.00 for members and $35.00 for non-members. Elephant Club memberships are $100.00 annually and include your first lunch meeting for free. If you would like to become an Elephant Club Member, renew your membership, or pay for the event online, please follow this link to our new website at: www.jcrpks.org. Select the amount from our drop down menu and click “pay now”. From there, you can choose to pay with a credit card or PayPal account. Payment can also be made at the door.
*Please RSVP by May 11th at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 913.341.8683. Seating is limited and will fill up fast! Pre-pays will have priority over RSVPs. Reserve your seat now! You won’t want to miss this!