I am a native of Pulaski County and have lived in this county my whole life.  I was elected as the Public Administrator and began my duties on January 1, 2001.

The courts appoint the Public Administrator to serve as the Legal Guardian and/or Conservator for citizens who need assistance making decisions.  As the Legal Guardian and/or Conservator the Public Administrator has to account for each individual client's monies and property, as well as making decisions on medical treatment and placing individuals in living arrangements.  I work with each client's team, which can include family members, Health Care workers, Social Service workers and staff at the facilities where some of the clients live, to make informed decisions that will be in the best interest of the client.

I have found this position to be rewarding and tough at times, but I truly enjoy my job and serving the citizens of Pulaski County.  Thank you for electing me as the Public Administrator.

Public administrator

Loretta Rouse

Pulaski County, MO