About Us

Public Administrator:     Melody A. Folsom
Melody Folsom
Melody is a native and graduate of Hartville, Missouri and has resided in Cass County for over 20 years. She has been married to her husband, Billy, for 35 years. Previously she was a project manager for Universal Underwriters Group and American Century Investments in Kansas City. She earned a B.S. in business administration with from Avila University in 2001 and graduated summa cum laude. She is a member of the Harrisonville Community Church. She was recently re-elected as the Public Administrator and has held the position for 6 years. She definitely loves what she does!
Deputy Public Administrator:  Garett Houghton
Garett hails from Gallatin, Missouri and currently lives in Peculiar. He is a 2009 graduate from the University of Columbia-Missouri where he earned his bachelors degree in Communications. He worked previously for Family Pawn in Columbia, which is an asset to this office when it comes to estate inventories. He has currently worked at the Public Administrator's office for 2.5 years and enjoys the learning experience and the people he works for!