Chris Poepping, the office administrator for the Platte County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, has received the 2019 Outstanding Support Staff Award from the Missouri Association of Prosecuting Attorneys. The award was presented on August 29 at the association's annual awards luncheon.
Poepping has served in the prosecuting attorney's office for more than 23 years, beginning as a legal secretary in March 1996. She has as served office administrator--the leader of the office's support staff and chief resource to assistant prosecuting attorneys--since September 1996.
Platte County Prosecuting Attorney Eric Zahnd nominated Poepping for the award. She has served as his office administrator during his entire 16 years in office.
Zahnd said, "For more than two decades, Chris Poepping has been a consistent leader for her support staff and an exceptional resource for the attorneys of the Platte County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Few organizations are privileged to have a long-term leader like Chris, and the people of Platte County are fortunate that she has dedicated her professional life to administering criminal justice and serving crime victims."
Poepping has designed nearly all of the office's processes and procedures, and she shares as the primary liaison between the prosecuting attorney's office and other government offices.
In addition to overseeing all support staff functions in the office, Poepping has coordinated the office's delinquent tax collection efforts, having collected millions of dollars in unpaid state income taxes. For the past 14 years, she has been instrumental in conceiving and carrying out the office's annual victims' rights event.
Poepping said, "I am fortunate to work in Platte County alongside some of the most creative, passionate, and smart prosecutors in the state. And I thank my loyal, dedicated support staff people for always making our office better."
A photo of Poepping with her award is above. If you need additional information, please contact Tanya Faherty, our office's media liaison.
Eric G. Zahnd
Platte County Prosecuting Attorney
415 Third Street, Suite 60
Platte City, Missouri 64079