Established by Missouri Statute, there are three commissioners in St. Francois County. All county business, including financial, road operations, budgeting, security and courthouse management, must go through the Commission. The Commission office is open Monday thru Friday 8 am to 4 pm. Public commission meetings are held every Tuesday morning at 10 am.
Presiding Commissioner: Harold Gallaher
District 1 Commissioner: Gay Wilkinson
District 2 Commissioner: Patrick Mullins
SPECIAL COMMISSION MEETING MONDAY MARCH 30TH 2020 3:00 p.m
SPECIAL COMMISSION MEETING THURSDAY MARCH 26TH 2020 10:00 a.m
NEXT COMMISSION MEETING TUESDAY MAY 5TH 2020 10:00 a.m
1 West Liberty Street
Farmington, Missouri 63640
or 1-573-431-6505, Extension 6
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8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Harold Gallaher is a graduate of Bismarck High School and earned his degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri at Rolla.
During his college years he worked for the Pilot Knob Pellet Company as that company was being developed and built. In that capacity he set up new offices, made them operational and then trained the person(s) that would go on to fill that office. He also developed designs for new equipment to be used in the operation of the company.
After graduation he joined S.T. Echols, Inc. of Bismarck and eventually purchased that small family owned business. The Echols family had invented the SNOW CONE and held patents on ice shaving machinery to produce that product. Gallaher led the company to international sales and added new concession food equipment to the product line. He also patented improvements to those products before selling the business.
He then created SMC, Inc. which was a funeral home supply business and then sold that business. Gallaher has purchased a small local farm and stays actively involved within the community. Gallaher has served on this County’s Board of Equalization, the First-Class County Committee and on the Technical Committee for the Big River Watershed project. He prepared himself for the Commission office by attending meetings of the cities, the St. Francois County Ambulance District, the Senior Board, the Health Center Board, and other local groups in an effort to listen and learn. He also attended every County Commission meeting for 5 years prior to running for office.
In recent years Harold and a business partner developed and patented HAROLD’S FAMOUS BEE CREAM as a natural bee-venom based pain reliever. It is now sold around the world. He has also been named to the Bismarck High School HALL OF FAME.
Harold and wife, Sandy, attend the Parkland Chapel in Farmington. Before becoming Commissioner, Harold served two terms as a Bismarck Alderman and 18 years on the Bismarck School Board.
Harold’s varied background in mining, manufacturing, Engineering, business, education, city government, agriculture, funeral home service, watershed planning, and other experiences have uniquely helped him in serving St. Francois County in the role of Presiding Commissioner.
Bio to be posted soon
Born in St. Francois County, Missouri to Jack and Marietta Mullins, Patrick Mullins was raised in a blue-collar family. Patrick’s father worked at the Pea Ridge Mines for St. Joe and his mother worked at the U.S. Tool located in Desloge.
Patrick attended and graduated from the Central School District in 1989. He attended Mineral Area College where he earned an Associate’s Degree. He then transferred to Southeast Missouri State University and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business. After college, Patrick worked for two years at a local farm supply store earning minimum-wage. Patrick then worked for the Chrysler minivan plant located in Fenton, Mo. He worked at the plant until its closure in 1998.
Patrick is Chairman of the Southeast Missouri Regional Planning Commission and serves on 12 other boards. He is married to Nicole Renee Mullins (a local elementary teacher) and has a son (Cole Patrick Mullins) and twin daughters (Alexi & Emma Mullins).
On January 1, 2009 Patrick Mullins was officially elected as the Associate County Commissioner for the Second District of St. Francois County, MO.
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Meeting Agendas will be posted here as they are made available. Minutes are available only after approval by Commission.
NOTICE OF OPEN SPECIAL MEETING MONDAY MARCH 30TH 3:00 p.m. See agenda in Commission Agendas tab below.
- Commission Meeting Schedule 2019
- Commission Meeting Schedule 2020
- 12/18/18 Public Notice Budget Hearing; Approved
- Public Hearing Notice - County Tax Levy August 27, 2019 at 10:00am
- 2019 Tax Levy Hearing Minutes
- 2019 Tax Levy
- 2018 Final Assessed Valuation
- 2019 Final Assessed Valuation
- 2019 Salary Commission Minutes