For Immediate Release:
April 16, 2021
Kansas State Treasurer Lynn Rogers Celebrates 100 Days in Office
TOPEKA— Just over one hundred days into his tenure as State Treasurer, Lynn Rogers is looking back on what he and the State Treasurer’s Office have accomplished.
“We have remained focused these first several months on using our office’s tools to financially empower Kansans around the state,” said State Treasurer Rogers. “It’s what I promised to do when I took the oath of office, and it’s what I’ll continue working on.”
State Treasurer Rogers recognized the 100-day milestone with a number of events in his hometown of Wichita this past Wednesday.
100 Days in Office Tour
Rogers took a tour of the Local 441 Plumbers & Pipefitters to learn more about their apprenticeship program and to raise awareness of the recent expansion of Kansas Learning Quest 529 Education Savings Plans to include registered apprenticeship programs.
He then visited the Rotary Club of East Wichita to promote the State Treasurer’s Office services—namely the Unclaimed Property Division. He found over $2,000 in unclaimed property for individuals in attendance and over $20,000 for associated businesses. Rogers also hosted a pop-up event with Senator Oletha Faust-Goudeau, Senator Mary Ware, and Representative Stephanie Byers at The Monarch to help locals reunite with their Unclaimed Property.
State Treasurer Rogers’ final Wichita stop was to the Council of Superintendents, where he gave a presentation to the Council on the services offered by the State Treasurer’s Office that can help students save and plan for future education expenses.
First 100 Days Highlights
Since Lynn Rogers first stepped into office in January his office has …
Put nearly $6 million back into the pockets of Kansans
The Unclaimed Property Division has successfully returned an average of $195 to thousands of Kansans since Rogers took office. The office has launched a marketing campaign to increase awareness of Unclaimed Property across the state.
Kept the lights on for Kansans with the implementation of the City Utility Loan Program
In less than 24 hours after the new loan program was signed into law, the State Treasurer’s Office implemented the application process and began approving loans totaling $65.7 million for 54 Kansas municipalities.
Negotiated a bipartisan bill creating a low-cost loan program for struggling small businesses and agriculture operations
Treasurer Rogers led negotiations to improve the Economic Recover Linked Deposit Loan Program, which provides up to $250,000 loans to Kansas small businesses for the purpose of assisting with operations.
Helped students achieve their dreams with scholarships and savings
Rogers has successfully promoted and grown the Kansas Learning Quest 529 Education Savings Plans and the ScholarShop search database, both of which put young Kansans on the right track to academic success and financial empowerment.
“I’m doing what I love the most—working for the people of Kansas by providing financial services that empower them,” said State Treasurer Lynn Rogers. “It’s what I’ve been doing for my entire career, and I won’t be slowing down anytime soon.”
Photos for media use from the 100 Days in Office Tour can be found on the Kansas State Treasurer Facebook page. Follow our official Facebook and Twitter pages to learn more about the office and keep up with our public events.