County Commission

Announcement of Impending County Commission Vacancy

For Immediate Release: November 16, 2022
Contact: Pamela K. Grow, Phelps County Clerk, (573) 458-6115

Rolla, MO – Phelps County Clerk Pamela K. Grow reports that Phelps County District 1 Associate Commissioner Joey Auxier has been certified as the successful candidate for Phelps County Presiding Commissioner. This four-year term starts January 1, 2023; Auxier has submitted a letter of resignation for his District 1 (Eastern) Associate Commissioner seat to Governor Michael Parson, effective December 31, 2022.

This unexpired term will be filled by gubernatorial appointment. Interested citizens are referred to the State of Missouri Boards and Commissions website, at: where they are able to create an account and complete the application. After the account is created, “Phelps County First District Commissioner” can be selected on the application. Pursuant to RSMo 49.020, the appointee shall be a resident of the county and the first district.

Ultimately the Governor’s decision, the input of the political party committees for Phelps County will nevertheless be taken into consideration. Interested individuals may contact the organized political party committees at:

Republican Committee:; Request candidate questionnaire, information and instructions; deadline to submit name 11/22/2022; deadline to return questionnaire 11/30/2022.

Democratic Committee: Please put “District 1 County Commissioner” in the subject line of your email.

Salary for the position is currently $40,904 annually and includes benefits and pensions.



The regular meetings of the Phelps County Commission are held Tuesday and Thursday mornings (holidays excepted), from 9:00 a.m. to noon, in the Commission Hearing Room of the Phelps County Courthouse. The address is 200 N. Main St., Suite 105, Rolla, MO 65401. This room is accessed through the County Clerk's office, which is Suite 102. The public is welcome to attend.

Other Links

Face Covering Order
City-Wide Speed Limit Ordinance
Phelps County Road Specifications
Subdivision Public Road Dedication
Phelps County Utility Regulations
Vicious, Threatening, or Destructive Animal Ordinance
Phelps County Commission Minutes

Contact Information

Presiding Commissioner

Randy Verkamp
Phone: (573)-458-6120
Fax: (573)-458-6119

District 1 Commissioner

Joey Auxier
Phone: (573)-458-6121
Fax: (573)-458-6119

District 2 Commissioner

Gary Hicks
Phone: (573)-458-6122
Fax: (573)-458-6119