Law Administration

City Counselor‘s Office 
701 East Broadway 
Columbia, MO 65201 
Phone: (573) 874-7223 
Fax: (573) 442-8828 


Nancy Thompson – City Counselor 
Jack McManus – Deputy City Counselor 
Melissa Buchanan – Assistant City Counselor
Rebecca Thompson – Assistant City Counselor 
Steve Van Matre – Assistant City Counselor 
Nicole Volkert – Assistant City Counselor 
Rose Wibbenmeyer – Assistant City Counselor

The Law Department provides legal advice and support to the City Council, City staff, and Commission on issues relating solely to City business. The City Counselor, Deputy City Counselor, and Assistant City Counselors are also responsible for the management of litigation involving the City; preparing and enforcing City ordinances and resolutions; and preparing contracts and leases.