Board & Election Information

Board Members

  • Chair
    Carole Witt
    Years Served: 
    Elected in 1994
  • Vice Chair
    Steve Richter
    Years Served: 
    Elected in 2006
  • Treasurer
    Linda Medley
    Years Served: 
    Elected in 2000
  • Member
    Danny Engelage
    Years Served: 
    Elected in 2004
  • Secretary (University of Missouri Extension)
    Jill Scheidt
    Years Served: 
    Appointed in 2013

Board of Supervisors Meetings

Meeting Place:
Meeting Date and Time:
 Second Thursday of each month.

Call 417-637-5993 for more information.

Election Information

Next Election: The Dade County SWCD is taking nominations for Board Members for February 2022 election for Territory 2 & 4.  Nominations period is from November 1, to December 1, 2021.

Information link and teritory map: 

Elections are held every two years.

The qualifications required to be a supervisor are:

  1. Being a land representative from the district (as defined in 10 CSR 70-4.010 (1) (I)). A land representative is defined as the owner or representative authorized by power of attorney of any farm lying within an area proposed to be established, and subsequently established, as a soil and water conservation district under Chapter 278, RSMo. Each farm is entitled to representation by a land representative: provided, however that the land representative is a taxpayer of the county within which the soil and water district is located.

  2. Residing in, or owning a farm in, the area from which he/she is nominated where there is an expiring term.

  3. Being a cooperator of the district, defined as, "a person who is actively engaged in farming and practices conservation activities related to agriculture".

  4. Being a current resident and tax-paying citizen of the county for at least two years preceding the election date.

  5. Being eighteen (18) years of age or older by the election date.