Kelvin Simmons

(Missouri Public Service Commission website)

The head of Missouri's Office of Administration is stepping down effective Feb. 1.

Gov. Jay Nixon announced Tuesday that Administration Commissioner Kelvin Simmons was leaving the position. In a resignation letter dated Monday, Simmons said he was pursuing an "opportunity outside of state government" but did not elaborate.


Two state office buildings in Jefferson City were evacuated today, due to large amounts of snow on the roofs.

More than 550 people work in the two buildings, which house the Missouri Dept. of Health and Senior Services.