Board & Election Information

Board Members

  • Chair
    John Derks
  • Vice Chair
    Raymond Schmitz
  • Treasurer
    James Grace
  • Secretary (University of Missouri Extension)
    Shawn Deering
  • Member
    David Teel

Board of Supervisors Meetings

Meeting Place:
USDA Service Center, 512 E. Hwy 136, Albany, MO. 64402
Meeting Date and Time:
Third Wednesday of every month at 10:30 a.m.

All meetings are open to the public with the exception of executive sessions.

Election Information

Self Nomination Period: November 1st- November 30th 5:00 PM

Next Election: February 1st- February 22ndUSDA Building, 512 East US HWY 136, Albany, MO

The Gentry County Soil and Water Conservation District will hold an election for one supervisor in each of two different territories in the county on February 1 through February 22, 2022.  Anyone that owns a farm in Territory [ 2 ] Cooper and Jackson Townships or Territory [ 4 ] Howard & Athens Townships, and meets the qualifications listed below, may be considered as a candidate in the election. You may submit your name for participation in the election by completing the self-nomination form and delivering it to the district by 5:00 P.M. on November 30, 2021. 

Self Nomination Period Form

Seeking Nominees Form

SWCD Board Member Job Description

Board Member Territory 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.