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Community Leaders Panel Discussion

2023 Community Leaders Panel Discussion

Note: 2024 Information will be added closer to the event. 

Updates from the State of Missouri, Christian County, Nixa Public Schools, City of Nixa, Nixa Fire Protection District, and Nixa Area Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. Gearl Loden

Superintendent, Nixa Public School

To learn more about Dr. Loden, click here.

Bob Titus

Representative District 139, State of Missouri

To learn more about Bob Titus, click here.

Jarad Giddens

Mayor, City of Nixa

To learn more about Jarad Giddens, click here.

Lloyd Walles

Fire Chief, Nixa Fire Protection District

To learn more about Lloyd Walles, click here.

Lynn Morris

Presiding Commissioner, Christian County

To learn more about Lynn Morris, click here.

Whitney Guison

President & CEO, Nixa Area Chamber of Commerce

To learn more about Whitney Guison, click here.


Any questions not answered during the Community Leaders Panel Discussion will be sent to the organization, and if we hear back, we will place them on this page after the event.

Christian County Community Leaders

Updated on September 21, 2023.

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Nixa Public Schools

Josh Roberts, President

Mike Copeland, Vice President

Hceather Zoromski, Secretary

Bridget Bidinger, Member

Linda Daugherty, Member

Jason Massengale, Member

Alex Bryant, Member

Dr. Gearl Loden, Superintendent

Brenda Rantz, Board Treasurer

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State of Missouri

Mike Moon, Senator District 29

Brad Hudson, Representative District 138

Bob Titus, Representative District 139

Jamie Gragg, Representative District 140

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City of Nixa

Jarad Giddens, Mayor

Matt Ogden, District 1 Council Member

Shawn Lucas, Mayor Pro Tem District 2

Darlene Graham, District 3 Council Member

Zern Vess, District 1 Council Member

Aron Peterson, District 2 Council Member

Kelly Morris, District 3 Council Member

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Nixa Fire Protection District

Lloyd Walles, Fire Chief

Whitney Weaver, Assistant Chief


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Christian County

Lynn Morris, Presiding Commissioner

Hosea Bilyeu, Western Commissioner

Bradley A. Jackson, Eastern Commissioner

Danny Gray, Assessor

Amy Dent, Auditor

Paula Brumfield, Christian County Clerk

Kristen Tuohy Avila, Prosecuting Attorney

Ken Davis, Public Administrator

Kelly Hall, Recorder

Karen Matthews, Treasurer

Ted Nichols, Collector

Brad Cole, Sheriff

Amanda Armitage, Coroner

Judge Laura Johnson, 38th Circuit Judge Division 1

Judge Jessica Kruse, 38th Circuit Judge Division 2

Judge Steven Ward, Associate Division 3

Judge Doug Bacon, Associate Division 4

Barb Stillings, Circuit Clerk

Nixa Area Chamber of Commerce

Nixa Area Chamber of Commerce

Whitney Guison, President & CEO

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Christian County Ambulance District

Christie Thompson, Director