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 Jake Crafton 573/888-0110
CITY OFFICIALS
City Clerk Crystal Montano 573/888-9001
City Attorney Terry McVey 573/888-4664
Deputy City Clerk Trena Leach 573/888-9070
City Treasurer Neal Bradley 573/888-9001
Code Enforcement Officer & Building Inspections Victor Mode 573/888-3005
Public Safety Chief 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 Carol Hinesly 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 Shawnee Trowbridge 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

Stephen P. Sokoloff

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

WARD 1

Freddi Sokoloff (Public Safety Committee) 573/888-1723, wardonecouncil@gmail.com
Bob Hancock (Mayor Pro-Tem) (Industrial & Finance Committees) 573/888-3052

WARD 2

Nick Weatherwax (Industrial, Building & HR Committees) 573/738-2221
Larry McDowell 573/888-3283

WARD 3

Kenny Wilson (Street & Industrial Committees) 573/888-5882
Rick Gore (Public Safety & Finance Committees) 573/888-6317

WARD 4

Diane Risner (Finance Committee)
Roger A. Wheeler, Sr. (Building & HR, Public Safety Committees) 573/888-6447

WARD 5

Bill Palmer (Street & Public Safety Committees) 573/888-9190
Noble Shaver, Jr (Street, Building & HR Committees) 573/559/2440
ADDITIONAL CITY DETAILS

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

Missouri House District: 163 
Incumbent:  Rep. Kent Hampton (R) 
573/751-3639

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

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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P.O. Box 61 • 1601 First Street • Kennett, MO 63857
573.888.5828 • Fax: 573.888.9802
Email: info@kennettmo.com
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