Washington County Board Members

Board Members County: 
Elected Area: 
Areas Served: 
Kingston, Richwoods, and Johnson townships
Vice Chair
Shirley Turnbough
Elected Area: 
Areas Served: 
Harmony, Belgrade, Belleview, and Concord Townships
James Phares
Elected Area: 
Areas Served: 
Liberty and Union Townships
George Richards
Elected Area: 
Areas Served: 
Walton and Breton townships
Additional Information: 

These dates subject to change based on the decision of the Board of Supervisors.

Date and Time: 
Third Monday of each month unless posted at office.
Board Election Information: 

Supervisor Elections for Territory 1 and 3 are February 1-20, 2024


Here are the Qualifications to vote in the Supervisor Elections:

1. Voting in SWCD supervisor elections is limited to one (1) vote per independent farm enterprise by a landowner or the landowner’s legal representative. A legal representative must have a power of attorney that specifically authorizes voting in SWCD supervisor elections. An eligible land representative of an SWCD, as defined in 10 CSR 70-4.010(1) (I), may vote in any SWCD supervisor election held within that particular SWCD. Only a land representative is eligible to cast a vote in SWCD supervisor elections. If challenged, eligibility to vote must be demonstrated by the land representative.

2. Each farm, as defined in 10 CSR 70-4.010 (1)(H), shall be entitled to representation in SWCD supervisor elections, and for the purposes of this rule, a land representative shall be deemed as owning one (1) farm and having one (1) vote, regardless of the number of farms owned or POA by such person. A farm is defined as land which has been assigned an United States Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency (FSA) farm number or assessed as agricultural by the county assessor where agricultural activities are normally performed and from which one thousand dollars ($1,000) or more of agriculture products are normally sold in a year.

3. If it is impossible for the farm owner to personally participate in voting, a power of attorney may be given to a taxpaying citizen of the county who may represent the owner and cast the vote. A person so authorized shall not be the legal land representative for more than one (1) farm owner. A copy of the power of attorney authorization must be attached to the ballot.

Here are the Qualifications to become a Supervisor:

1.   Being a land representative from the district (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.  Be eighteen (18) years of age or older by the election date.

The Self Nomination Form is attached or a copy can be picked up in the Soil and Water office during business hours. 

Washington County will be holding supervisor election in February.  Click here for nominee/qualification information for supervisor.

Click here for Self Nomination Form

Click here for Map of Townships where elections will be held every two years.

Click here for a job description for supervisor