Jansen Retires as Head of County 377 Board


Published on July 31 2020 12:28 pm
Last Updated on July 31 2020 12:28 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Jerry Jansen is retiring after more than two decades as chairman of the Effingham County 377 Board.

Jansen had announced at the Board's February meeting that he would be resigning as chairman at the July meeting. He will remain as a board member.

Jansen had been chairman of the 377 Board, the agency that oversees county funding for citizens with special needs, for 23-1/2 years. He had taken over from D.L. "Bud" Wetherell upon his death in February 1997.

Board member Mike Tate was chosen the new chairman.

The Board heard a report from Andy Kistler and Pete Niccum of Community Support Systems on work by CSS during the past six months. 28 individuals have been served with almost 17,000 hours of work at a cost of just more than $240,000.