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The District is governed by and within the guidelines of MO. State Statute 247.010 through 247.200 along with any revisions.


There is a Board of Directors that meets one time each month. District #7 has it’s board meetings always on the 2nd Monday of each month at 18:30 – 6:30 PM. There are five (5) members that serve and are designated by a sub-district.  Cass #7 has five (5) sub-districts. Their term is typically three (3) years and each filing member is subject to the general election in April based upon their time in service.


The District has ten (10) full time employees which are typically divided into three (3) categories. Water Treatment Operators – Distribution – and Administration and Clerical.

Current Board of Directors

Mike Hurst - President - Member since 2018 - Sub-district 3

Kevin Box - Vice President - Member since 2018 - Sub-district 2

Brent Yahnig - Member - Member since 2005 - Sub-district 5

Jordan Raffety – Member Since 2022 – Sub-district 1

Open Board Seat - Sub-district 4

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Above picture reflects the new office building that cost about $160,000 in 2008.  The board meeting is always held at the Main office shown in the above picture at 8906 East 267th St. Freeman, Mo. 64746 on the 2nd Monday evening at 6:30 P.M. if a quorum is available. It takes three (3) members to make a quorum.

District Staff Members


Mary Fort - Office Clerk - Hire Date 1997

Jeri Barnes - Bookkeeping & Admin Clerk, Board Clerk - Hire Date 1998

Mindy Anderson - Operations Assistant - Hire Date 2017

Leonard Whiting - Manager - Hire Date 1998

John Eds - Chief Plant Operator - Hire Date 2001

Daniel Haase - Plant Operator - Hire Date 2002

Bob Thomas - Field & Facilities Manager - Hire Date 2005

Tom Groves - Field & Facilities Worker - Hire Date 2009

John Ray - Distribution Associate - Hire Date 2022

Lane Kraft - Utility & Operations Associate - Hire Date 2022

Hannah Carver - Office Clerk – Hire Date 2022


Of the ten (10) employees six (6) are trained and licensed at or above the technical skills required to operate the Water Plant. Six (6) are also licensed above the required skill level to operate the Distribution system. In total there is approximately 125 years of collective skills at this location with years of experience at other locations prior to being hired at District #7.


98% of all required electrical and or electronic work is accomplished in house with existing staff members.


100% of all plumbing and mechanical is accomplished by existing staff members.


All iron work, welding, cutting, and manufacturing on site is accomplished by existing staff members.


Four (4) staff members are skilled at heavy equipment operations along with repairs and or maintenance on all equipment and vehicles and fabrication.


As District #7 is a 24-7 operation there are six (6) staff members that are assigned after hours duty, that covers all weekends as well as holidays. In as much as is possible the overtime is typically handled by staff members volunteering.

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