State Soil and Water Districts Commission

PO Box 176
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Phone: (573)-751-4932
Fax: (573)-526-3508

Email: soil&waterconservationprogram@swcd.mo.gov
Website: http://www.dnr.mo.gov/env/swcp/meetings.htm

Director: Colleen Meredith

Details on Board or Commission

Authority: RSMo 278.080

Department: Natural Resources

Mission: The Missouri Soil and Water Districts Commission formulates policies and general programs for the saving of Missouri soil and water by the soil and water conservation districts.

Function: The Missouri Soil and Water Districts Commission formulates policies and general programs for soil and water conservation; receives and allocates or otherwise expends for the use of the soil and water conservation districts any funds appropriated by the legislature of this state for the use or benefit of such districts, including a soil and water conservation cost-share program; receives and properly conveys to the soil and water conservation districts any other form of aid extended to such districts by any other agency of this state;establishes rules and procedures for establishment and dis-establishment of districts;establishes rules for electing boards of supervisors; provides any assistance to districts as the commission may determine is appropriate for the saving of soil and water;promulgates rules and regulations.

SubCommittees: none

Details on Meetings

Number of meetings: 6 meetings

Location of meetings: Jefferson City, Sedalia, and other locations

Duration of meetings: 4 - 6 hours

Preparation time for meetings: 2 - 4 hours

Total time commitment: 6 - 10 hours (per meeting)

Details on Members

Total members: 10

Appointed members: 6

Term length: 3 years

Compensation: Members receive reimbursement for realized and necessary expenses.

Member Requirements: 6 members must be farmers; and 4 ex-officio members are the Dean of College of Agriculture, Univ. of Missouri; and Director of Department of Agriculture; Director of Department of Natural Resources and the Director of Department of Conservation.

Political Requirements: yes, not more than four of the farmer members shall be from the same political party

Geographic Requirements: 3 farmer members must reside north of the Missouri River and 3 farmer members must reside south of the Missouri River; no more than one farmer member may come from a single state senatorial district

Senate Consent Required: Yes

Members

Dean Thomas Payne
Dean of College of Agriculture, Univ. of Missouri
Columbia
Term begins: Sep 1, 1998

Chris Chinn
Director of Department of Agriculture

Mr. Bob Ziemer
Director of Department of Conservation

Carol S. Comer
Director of Department of Natural Resources

Mr. Gary Vandiver(D)
Residence North of Missouri River 1
Richmond
Term begins: May 9, 2013
Term expires: Aug 15, 2014

Mr. Jeffrey Dean Lance(R)
Residence North of Missouri River 2
Savannah
Term begins: Dec 22, 2014
Term expires: Aug 15, 2016

Mr. Kenneth L. Lovelace(R)
Residence North of Missouri River 3
Palmyra
Term begins: Apr 26, 2018
Term expires: Aug 15, 2018

Tim Martin(I)
Residence South of Missouri River 1
Bernie
Term begins: Apr 14, 2016
Term expires: Aug 15, 2018

Mr. Harry Ralph Gaw(D)
Residence South of Missouri River 2
Tipton
Term begins: Dec 6, 2013
Term expires: Aug 15, 2016

Mr. Glen Patrick Cope(R)
Residence South of Missouri River 3
Aurora