Adair County Commissioners

Presiding Commissioner
Mark Shahan

1st District Commissioner
Bill King


2nd District Commissioner
Mark Thompson

The County Commission is an elected three-member governing body.  The commission includes a  Presiding Commissioner, a First District Commissioner,  and a Second District Commissioner. The Commission is responsible for county administrative tasks which includes:

  • Maintenance and repair of approximately 700 miles the roadway and bridges
  • Establishes County policy
  • Approves and adopts the annual budget for all County operations
  • Approves actual expenditures for each department
  • Ensures County-wide compliance with numerous statutory requirements
  • Acts as liaison with county boards, commissions, and other governmental entities

In Addition, the County Commission must represent the county on the following regional councils which may encompass Adair county:

  • Division of Workforce Development
  • Regional Planning Committee
  • Solid Waste Management
  • University of Missouri extension
  • Commissions and councils relating to health, education or welfare of the citizens as established by executive or legislative action of the government of the United States or of the state
  • Other councils and organizations relating to operations of counties as from time to  time may be created

Additional Commission Contact Information
Mailing Address:
Adair County Commission
106 W. Washington St.
Kirksville, MO 63501
Main Office Phone: (660)665-2283
Office FAX: (660)665-8406

Additional Links:

2020 County Budget

2019 County Budget

2018 County Budget

Bidding Process/Local Vendor Consideration Policy

Concealed Weapons On County Property Ordinance

Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) Ordinance

History of the Adair County Commission

Mental Health Awareness Month Proclamation

Minimum Bridge Standards

Missouri (counties) Sales and Use Tax Tables 2017

Road Maintenance (Rock) Policy

Speed Limit Ordinance

Stop Intersection Ordinance

Utilities Placement On County Right-Of-Way Ordinance 

Vicious Animal Ordinance

Weight Limit Ordinance

Adair County Purple Heart Recognition Award

Award Plaque Purple Heart


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