Government

Kennett is governed by a city council, with 10 elected city council members making policy, passing ordinances, voting appropriations and having supervisory authority.  The mayor acts as the presiding officer.

MAYOR Bob Hancock 573/888-0110
CITY OFFICIALS
City Clerk Diane Risner 573/888-9001
City Attorney Terry McVey 573/888-4664
Deputy City Clerk 573/888-9070
City Treasurer Neal Bradley 573/888-9001
Code Enforcement Officer & Building Inspections Victor Mode 573/888-3005
Public Safety Director John Mallott 573/888-4622
Street Department Superintendent Randy Carter 573/888-2609
COUNTY OFFICIALS
Presiding Commissioner, Dist. 3 Don Collins 573/888-9595
South District Commissioner, Dist. 2 Patrick McHaney 573/888-2626
North District Commissioner, Dist. 1 Jeanie Moore Herbst 573/276-2818
County Clerk Kent Hampton 573/888-1374
Treasurer Kathy Rasberry 573/888-2180
Recorder of Deeds Susan Luce 573/888-3468
Assessor Karen Vandiver 573/888-1409
Public Administrator Matt Jackson 573/888-1433

Sheriff

Bob Holder

573/888-2424

35th Circuit Court Presiding Judge 

Robert N. Mayer

573/888-9133 

35th Circuit Court Associate Judge 

H. Mark Preyer

573/888-3272

35th Circuit Court Associate Judge

John C. Spielman

Criminal:  573/888-3378   Civil:  573/888-2456

Circuit Court Clerk

Paula Gargus

573/888-2456 

Prosecuting Attorney

Jeff McCormick

573/888-6676

Assistant Prosecuting Attorney 

Jonce Chidester

573/888-6676 

Lead Public Defender 

Ian Page

573/888-0604 

Coroner

James Powell

573/276-7939

CITY COUNCIL (meets 1st and 3rd Tuesdays each month 6:30 p.m. at City Hall 200 Cedar St.)

WARD 1

Kent Freeman
James Waynick

WARD 2

Nick Weatherwax  573/738-2221
Kay Collier

WARD 3

Kenny Wilson (Mayor Pro Tem) 573/888-5882
Walter Dearing

WARD 4

Steve Panousis 573/888-7670
Roger A. Wheeler, Sr.  573/344-7906

WARD 5

Bill Palmer  573/888-9190
Noble Shaver, Jr  573/559/2440
ADDITIONAL CITY DETAILS

Missouri Senate District: 25 
Incumbent:  Sen. Doug Libla (R) 
573/751-4843

Missouri House District: 150 
Incumbent:  Rep. Andrew McDaniel (R) 
573/751-3629

U.S. Congressional District: 8 
Incumbent:  Rep. Jason Smith 

202/226-0326

Comprehensive City Plan

Zoning:

City - Yes, County - No

Subdivision Ordinance with Design Standards
Industrial Development Authority with Bonding Capacity:  City and County Fire Insurance Rating:
City - 5, Outside City - 10
City Engineer Employed: Yes

Fulltime Policemen:
City - 30 (24 Officers, 4 Communications Personnel, 1 Humane Officer)

County - 10 Officers

Fire Department Personnel:
Full Time - 11, Volunteer - 30

Garbage Service:  Yes
(Privately Owned)

Recycling: Cotton Boll Sheltered Workshop in Kennett Industrial Park

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Kennett Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 61 • 1601 First Street • Kennett, MO 63857
573.888.5828 • Fax: 573.888.9802
Email: info@kennettmo.com
Area Attractions
Bootheel Reg. Planning Comm
Chamber Services
Churches
Climate
Clubs/Organizations
Commercial Services
Committees
Contact Us
Demographics
Directors/Officers
Downtown Kennett
Education
Events Calendar
Existing Industry
Government
Health Care
History
Industrial Park
Kennett News
Lodging
Map/Location
Membership App.
Membership Dir.
Quick Links
Real Estate
Community Garden
Restaurants
Taxes & Incentives
Things To Do
Transportaion
Utilities
Workforce
Login
Home