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The City maintains a number of advisory boards and commissions to serve various roles in City government. These boards are made up of citizens appointed by the Mayor and approved by City Council, and serve in various capacities and for specified terms.

If you are interested in serving on one of the City's advisory boards or commissions, please contact the Administration Department, at (573) 426-6948. You can also download an application.


Committee Index
Airport Committee Bicycle Pedestrian
Advisory Committee
Board of Adjustment
Board of Building
Enterprise Zone
Finance / Audit Committee
Health & Recreation
Center Board
Historic Preservation Housing Authority
Industrial Development
Library Board Parks Advisory
Personnel Board Phelps County
University Extension Council
Planning & Zoning
Police Personnel Board Public Works Board Refuse Service
Review Committee
Rolla Regional
Economic Committee
Tax Increment Financing


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Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee
(3 year terms)
Ken Kwantes April 2021 573-465-5569
Jacob Rohter April 2023 573-368-2486
Dennis Noel April 2021 573-612-8010
Dick Elgin April 2023 573-368-1550
Jeremy Jamison April 2023 573-458-0130
Jonathan Garrett April 2021 573-202-8497
Moriah Renaud April 2024 573-513-9086
Cody Norris April 2022 270-320-4454
Steve Hargis - (Ex officio) 573-465-6626
Doug James - (Ex officio) 573-308-1213
Tom Coots - (Ex officio) 573-426-6974


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Meets on Call
(2 Consecutive Terms - 5 years)
Judy Jepsen - (2nd term) Aug. 2022 573-364-7023
Matt Crowell - (1st term) Dec. 2026 573-465-3011
Laura Stoll - (1st term) Aug. 2022 573-364-6778
Vacant July 2024 --- ---
Vacant June 2025 --- ---
Jonathan C. Hines - (1st term) May 2027 573-201-3834


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The Board of Appeals consists of 5 members who serve 5-year terms. Members are appointed by the Mayor and approved by Council.

Meets on Call
(No limit)
Paul Frisbee July 2020   573-364-8900
Dean Sooter Feb. 2017   573-364-2317
Jack Mentink Sept. 2019   573-364-0365
Meghan Benton Dec. 2017   573-265-6576
Mark Williams Oct. 2019   573-364-6171

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Meets on Call
(4 Year Term)
Dr. William Eric Showalter Aug. 2024 573-368-4148
Ted Read Aug. 2023 573-308-3040
Nick Barrack Aug. 2022 573-364-1671
Al Crump Aug 2025 573-364-0656


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Meets on Call
Jody Eberly April 2022 573-578-1498
Robert Kessinger April 2022 573-382-5724
Matt Fridley April 2022 573-368-9722


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Meets 3rd Wednesday each month at 6:30 p.m.
(3 year term)
Francine D. Merenghi April 2022 314-616-1280
Dr. Kent Wray April 2022 573-341-3775
William Moorkamp April 2021 573-364-7191
Doug Roberts April 2020 573-341-4345
Linda Goff April 2021 573-201-9300

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3rd Wednesday each month 4:00 p.m.
(4 Year Term)
Bill Priesmeyer Oct. 2025 314-808-1384
Ronald S. Robertson Oct. 2022 573-364-7985
Michael L. Singleton Oct. 2024 573-364-4341
Carrolyn Bolin Oct. 2023 573-466-2007
Megan Flynn Oct. 2023 573-465-0342

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Meets on Call
(6 year terms)
Terry E. Harris March 2024 573-578-9748
Maria Bancroft March 2027 573-308-2091
Elizabeth Smith Sept. 2026 573-694-5787
Steve Bowles Aug. 2026 573-465-4833
Zachary Robinson March 2025 573-308-1212

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Library Board

The Library board consists of 9 members, appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council. Members serve overlapping terms of 3 years, and this board is responsible for supervision of the city library, including the employment of librarians and the purchase of books. Established by Ordinance (see Chapter 24 of the Rolla City Code). Board meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 4:00 p.m.

3rd Thursday of each month 4:00 p.m.
(3 Consecutive Terms - 3 Years)
Amy Koenig 2nd term May 2020 573-647-1333
John Denbo 2nd term May 2023 573-364-0313
Becky Roberts 1st term May 2022 254-405-0979
Brenda Linkeman 2nd term May 2022 573-426-2006
James Marcellus 3rd term May 2022 573-364-4975
Rachel J. White 2nd term May 2024 573-426-2232
Diana L. Ahmad 2nd term May 2023 573-341-4817
Kristi Fleischhauer 1st term May 2025 765-491-9474

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Meets on Call
(3 Year Term)
David Dunstedter May 2017   573-364-3079
Maria Bancroft April 2015   573-308-2091
Gene Cresswell Feb. 2017   573-364-6453

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The Planning & Zoning Commission is a nine-member board that serves as the initial mechanism for approval or rejection of proposed subdivisions, rezoning cases, and other planning related issues. The Commission holds regular monthly meetings, at which public hearings are held concerning matters under its jurisdiction. After being voted on by the Commission, items are then sent on to the City Council, which holds final right of approval. The Planning & Zoning Commission consists of dedicated and knowledgeable individuals from throughout the community, along with one Council representative, and provides Planning and Codes related expertise and advice to the City Council.

As with other Boards and Commissions, members are appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Council. An extensive overview of the duties, powers, and procedures of the Commission can be found in Chapter 42, Article 1 of the Rolla City Code.

Meets 2nd Tuesday each month at 5:30 p.m.
(4 Year Term)
(Related ordinances)
Walt Bowe Jan 2025 573-578-3607
Monte Shields Feb 2025 573-368-4772
Don Brown May 2024 573-364-8442
Bob Anderson Oct 2024 573-578-3914
Kevin Crider June 2022 573-467-0048
Janece Martin May 2025 573-364-4352
Russell Schmidt May 2022 573-364-7023
Lister Florence (Council Rep) April 2022 573-647-1268
Monty Jordan May 2026 573-364-3274

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The Police Personnel Board serves as a certification board for prospective police officers with the City Police Department. Candidates for police officer positions are interviewed by the Police Personnel Board, which certifies eligible candidates for further consideration by Police staff officers.

This board consists of four to six appointed members who serve 4-year terms as set out in Chapter 33, Article II of the Rolla City Code. Members are appointed by the mayor and approved by Council. The board does not keep a regular meeting schedule, but meets on call.

Meets on Call
(4 Year Term)
(Related ordinances)
Bette Shields June 2020 573-578-3156
Bob Desai June 2022   573-364-1685
James Marcellus June 2019 573-364-4975
Dr. Keith Wedge June 2021 573-341-2751
Jonathan C. Hines June 2021 573-426-4244
Judy Jepsen June 2020 573-364-7023

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Meets on Call
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Meets on Call
(2 Year Term)
(Related ordinances)
Ed Schmidt July 2021 573-299-4498
Dr. Delbert Day July 2022 573-364-5569
Steve Mason July 2021 573-465-1079
Randy Stoll July 2021 573-308-0408
Jody Eberly July 2022 573-578-1498
Ronald D. Wilkerson July 2022 618-977-2889
Mike Mathews July 2021 573-364-0300


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Dale Martin June 2024 573-364-4352
Larry Stratman * June 2024 573-201-7061
Don Morris June 2023 573-364-8682
Doug Cresswell June 2023 573-578-2485
Sue Eudaly ** June 2024 573-465-2073
Keith Strassner June 2025 573-308-0476

* Other Taxing Jurisdictions

** Rolla Public Schools


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The Rolla Historic Preservation Commission (RHPC) shall be appointed by the Mayor of the City of Rolla, Missouri with the consent of the Rolla City Council and shall consist of five (5) members, residents of the City or County.  Not more than two (2) members shall reside outside the City limits.  The RHPC shall endeavor, as its primary mission, to encourage preservation, restoration, and rehabilitation of the City’s historic structures, districts, and neighborhoods.

(Related ordinances)




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How T.I.F. Commission members are appointed - Section 99.820 of the Real Property Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act specifies that the TIF Commission shall consist of eleven persons. Six of the members of the TIF Commission are appointed by the Mayor of Rolla with the approval of the Rolla City Council; two members are appointed by the Rolla Public School District; two members are appointed by the Phelps County Commission; and one member is appointed by agreement among the governing boards of all other taxing districts (excluding the City, the County and the School Districts) that levy an ad valorem tax in the redevelopment area.

Tax Increment Finance (TIF) Commission
Meets on Call
4 Year Terms - (Formed February 2003)
Charlotte Wiggins Feb 2018 573-364-1908
Stephen Bowles Feb 2022 573-364-7962
Bill Marshall Feb 2020 573-364-5202
Terry Harris Feb 2021 573-578-9748
Lou Magdits Feb 2019 573-341-5311
Tom Thomas Feb 2019 573-364-4097
Annie Bass 573-364-7107
Larry Stratman 573-458-6115
Kelly Long 573-341-5955
Dr. Aaron Zalis 573-426-5995
Melody Lloyd 573-368-3516


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The Parks Advisory Commission

The Parks Advisory Commission meets meets every other month on the fourth Wednesday at 5:30
(January, March, May, June, August, October).

(Related ordinances)
Sue Arnold June 2022 573-465-3972
Andrew Meggitt June 2022 573-273-3171
Larry Thomas June 2024 573-308-5134
Ken Kwantes June 2024 573-465-5569
Susan Wrassmann June 2023 573-364-9588
Mike Fleischhauer June 2022  


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The Phelps County Extension Council, comprised of elected and appointed citizens, is a full partner with Missouri's land-grant universities to deliver high-quality education and research-based information that helps people solve real-world problems and take advantage of opportunities.  The City of Rolla appoints one member to the Extension Council who can serve for 2 two-year terms. For more information you may contact the Extension Office at 573-458-6260.


Jacob Rohter February 2023 573 458-9322


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RREC is a private, not-for-profit corporation created to further the economic development of Rolla and Phelps County, MO.  The City and RREC enter into a contract for economic development services which include the mayor and three (3) appointments by the City Council.  Those appointments serve for staggered three-year terms.


Ben Tipton December 2023 Phelps County Bank 573-426-5471
Steve Jung December 2021 MoSci Corporation 573-647-6805
William S. Jenks III December 2022 Jenks Long Ins. (retired) 573-201-6624

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