Administrator

Administrator

Thursday, 20 November 2014 08:23

City Collector

Held Office Since:
Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Responsibilities Include:
All aspects of collecting various monies for the city and producing various reports to document monies collected; also, establishing accounts for water and sewer customers and performing duties directed by the City Administrator and Mayor.

Family:
I am married and have two children.

Upbringing:
I grew up in Hartville, Missouri.

Hobbies:
In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family.

Favorite Quote:
"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."



Image Courtesy of Connor Mitchell
Thursday, 20 November 2014 02:21

City Clerk

Held Office Since:
Tuesday, August 15, 2000

Responsibilities Include:
The duties of the city clerk include but are not limited to:
  • taking minutes of all Board of Aldermen meetings as well as all other committee meetings,
  • keeping all records and papers belonging to the City safe,
  • administering official oaths to elected officials, and oaths to persons certifying to demands or claims against the City.

Family:
Married with two children.



Image Courtesy of Connor Mitchell
Thursday, 20 November 2014 02:20

Deputy Administrator

Held Office Since:
Monday, March 6, 2000

Responsibilities Include:

  • Keeping up with day to day operations and working with each department within the City of Marshfield to ensure quality customer service
  • Work with each Department regarding infrastructure maintenance and new construction.
  • Meet with citizens, contractors, city staff, and engineers regarding concerns, special projects or routine maintenance throughout the City of Marshfield
  • Keep the City Administrator, Mayor and Board of Alderman informed and up-to-date regarding City of Marshfield business—whether it be financial, special projects, personnel, policies, budget, etc.
  • Prepare and provide documents and information for individuals, the public, and elected officials.


Family:
I am married and have 2 children.

Upbringing:
I was born and raised here in Marshfield, and I have never lived anywhere else.

Hobbies:
I truly love the outdoors and taking in as much of God's creation as I can. I love to hunt, fish, and play outside with family and friends. My wife and I are members of the Marshfield Church of the Nazarene where we head up the College group.

Thursday, 20 November 2014 14:13

West Ward Alderman 2

Held Office Since:
January 25, 2018

Responsibilities Include:
To work with my fellow aldermen and the mayor to solve problems and make decisions for the citizens of Marshfield.

Family:
Married with three grown children and one granddaughter.

Upbringing:
I was raised on a large family dairy farm in Conway, Missouri.  

Career:
For the past 24 years I have been a teacher at Hubble Elementary.  My undergraduate work is with Missouri State University and my graduate work is with Southwest Baptist University and the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Favorite quote:
Be stubborn about your goals and flexible about your methods.


Aldermen are elected annually for a term of two years.

Friday, 21 November 2014 02:12

East Ward Alderman 2

Held Office Since: Aug 2019
 


Aldermen are elected annually for a term of two years.



Thursday, 20 November 2014 01:51

West Ward Alderman

Held Office Since:
Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Family:
I am single. I have the most amazing mother! One older brother, one younger brother and one younger sister. 6 nieces and 2 nephews. One great- nephew and one great-niece. And 3 fur babies!

Upbringing:
I was born in Marshfield at Blinn Clinic and grew up here (MHS Class of 87).

Hobbies:
I attend Marshfield First Baptist Church where I participate in choir. I love singing and feel blessed to share the talent God gifted me.

Favorite Quote:
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Aldermen are elected annually for a term of two years.


Image Courtesy of Connor Mitchell
Monday, 17 November 2014 13:37

East Ward Alderman

Held Office Since:
Thursday, April 10, 2014

Responsibilities Include:
  • Serving on the City of Marshfield Board of Alderman
  • Serving on the City of Marshfield Cemetery Board
  • Serving on the City of Marshfield Planning and Zoning Commission
  • Serving the City of Marshfield

Family:
Married with a 3-year-old son and a 1-year-old daughter

Upbringing:
I grew up and worked on a 400-acre family farm just outside the city limits of Marshfield. My family has lived in Marshfield for 6 generations.

Hobbies:
Spending time with our kids, hunting, camping, water sports, and St. Louis Cardinals Baseball.

Favorite Quote:
“Vision without execution is hallucination.” - Edison

Aldermen are elected annually for a term of two years.


Image Courtesy of Connor Mitchell
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 13:20

Mayor

Held Office Since:
Friday, April 4, 2014

Responsibilities Include:
Along with the Board of Aldermen, the Mayor holds the care, management and control of the City and its finances; has the power to enact and ordain any and all ordinances not repugnant to the Constitution and laws of this State such as deemed expedient for the good government of the City, the preservation of peace and good order, the benefit of trade and commerce, and the health of the inhabitants thereof; and such other ordinances, rules and regulations as may be deemed necessary to carry such powers into effect; and to alter, modify or repeal the same.

Family:
Married to Audrey Williams.
He has 3 children (Curtis, Kesha, and Charlie) and one grandson.

Upbringing:
  • Raised in Kansas City (Kansas side).
  • Youngest of five (two sisters, two brothers).
  • Parents married over 40 years.
  • Mother still living at age 82.
  • Lost my father in 1991.

I was raised in the Fairfax area of Kansas City during the 60's and 70's. All of my aunts and uncles along with my cousins on my mother's side (around 40 cousins) lived within 4 blocks of us. We spent all of our time in the valley that sat between the six family units we lived in. Times were hard, but we didn't really know that as kids. Our entire world existed in a 4 or 5 block area. Our families were not just geographically close, but we spent all of our time together with my grandma as the matriarch. I have many memories of those days, both good and bad, but suffice it to say that I learned the value of family.

Hobbies:
  • Church (Marshfield Assembly of God)
  • Family
  • I have many interests, but my only hobby is pottery

Life Lesson:
As a young man I spent a few weeks one summer staying with my grandparents on my Father's side in Springfield. I had great admiration for my grandpa, as I did for my dad. One day I asked my grandpa for enough money to buy an ice cream at the "Tastee Freeze" on the corner of Kearney and Fremont. Rather than gifting me the money, my grandpa chose to give me a chore to earn it. I really didn't take well to pulling weeds from his garden, and found every shortcut I could. Once I felt I had done enough I went inside and told him I was done. He trusted me, and on my word he gave me a dime (long time ago). I walked up and got my reward, then returned to find my grandpa waiting for me in the yard. He was clearly not happy with me and walked me around to the garden where he pointed out his disappointment that I would do such a poor job and then tell him otherwise. I will never forget my grandpa's words when he told me in a very broken voice, "Boy, if a job is worth doing, it's worth doing well." Grandpa's are amazing in that they are quick to forgive. He never held the incident against me and never brought it up again, but I took his words to heart and have never forgotten how disappointed he was that I had not been true to my word or given my best effort.

The Mayor is elected in even-numbered years for two year terms.


Image Courtesy of Connor Mitchell
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 19:17

Mayor & Aldermen

Meets at City Hall, 798 S. Marshall, at 6:30pm second and fourth Thursday of each month (view calendar for specific monthly dates).
Saturday, 08 November 2014 17:36

Annual Events

See community calendar for all events
 

April

 

Cherry Blossom Festival

Started in 2005, the festival is an annual three-day event celebrating American history and culture. In the first year, Marshfield had the largest-ever assembly of presidential descendants as 26 presidential families were represented. In 2014, former first lady Laura Bush and her daughters, Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush, attended the festival along with James Gatchel, fifth great-grandson of President James Monroe. Other notable speakers in 2014 included Paul Burrell, Princess Diana's butler, and Kami Cotler who played Elizabeth, the youngest daughter from the classic TV show, "The Waltons."

The festival includes arts and crafts on display, historical museum exhibits and awards, notable speakers, an English tea, a buffet dinner, a cherry pie auction, and a formal State Dinner.

For more information on this year's event as well as past presidential descendants, celebrities, humanitarians, plus notable authors and speakers, visit cherryblossomfest.com.
 

July

 

Independence Day Parade

Marshfield boasts the oldest, continuous Independence Day celebration west of the Mississippi River. In 1991, President George H.W. and first lady Barbara Bush participated in Marshfield's Independence Day Parade while campaigning for the presidency.
 
 

Rodeo

The four-day Independence Day rodeo is held at the Ellis O. Jackson Park (Webster County Fairgrounds).  Events include bareback bronc, saddle bronc, calf roping, ladies' breakaway, over-40 events, bulldogging, team roping, barrel racing, bull riding, and more. On the 4th, a large fireworks display follows the rodeo.
Image courtesy of Marshfield Mail
 
 

Fair

The Webster County Annual Fair is the longest, continuous running county fair in Missouri, starting in 1938. The fair is held Wednesday - Saturday in the third week of July. Each day features one or more livestock shows, including beef, dairy, sheep, meat goat, dairy goat, and poultry. Each night Star Amusement provides rides and games on the Carnival Midway while the outdoor arena features different attractions such as tractor and truck pulls. Indoor activities include an art show, talent shows, a pie contest, and auction. In the Ellis Jackson and Centennial buildings, a variety of common goods (baking and canning, garden vegetables, horticulture, photography, crafts, antiques, and other categories) are on display.

Each night a different civic group provides a great selection of grill food in the kitchen building while funnel cakes, corn dogs, and shaved ice can be found on the Midway.
Image courtesy of His Fingerprint Photography
 

October

 

Harvest Days

Features many family-friendly activities including a car show, a variety of games for the kids, music, plenty of food, and vendor booths.
Image courtesy of His Fingerprint Photography
 
 

December

 

Christmas Parade

Each year the Marshfield Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual Christmas Parade. The Kiwanis Club of Marshfield hosts the Childrens Christmas Store.