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Board of Directors

The Hannibal Board of Public Works is managed by a four-member Board, with members appointed by the City Manager and subject to City Council approval.  Board Members serve four-year terms, and they oversee the utility’s operations, planning, and financial condition. 

Current Board of Public Works Members include:

Lennie Rosenkrans, HBPW Board of Directors, President

Lennie Rosenkrans was born and raised in Hannibal and graduated from HHS in 1980.  He went on to earn a Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1984.  After time spent in graduate school at UMC and the University of Florida, he went to work for Continental Cement in 1992 and retired after 24 years as a fuels lab chemist, environmental specialist and environmental manager.  In his environmental roles he gained extensive knowledge of state and federal stormwater and air pollution regulations.  He has been a member of the American Chemical Society for 22 years.

Shannon is Lennie's wife of 13 years and she is a chemistry and biology teacher at HHS.  Their four children, Amanda and Amelia for Lennie and Alex and Emily for Shannon, are all products of the Hannibal public school system.  Two have gone on to earn college degrees, one is in college and the youngest is a senior at HHS.  

Lennie founded the Hannibal Area Homebrewers Association in 2011 and the group regularly participates in fundraisers in the area.  Lennie is a second generation BPW Board member, his father Leonard having served on the board as well as city council in the 1970's.

You can contact Lennie by email.

Steve Smith, HBPW Board of Directors, Vice President

Steve Smith is a life-long resident of Hannibal, Missouri, where he attended Hannibal Public Schools.  After graduation, Steve served in the United States Army and is a combat veteran.  After his enlistment in the service, Steve went back to school studying business and economics at the University of Louisville as well as studying chemistry at Quincy University and Hannibal-LaGrange University. 

Steve went to work for the American Cyanamid Ag Chemical Company in 1973.  Throughout his career, Steve held many supervisory positions such as General Supervisor of Production, Process Safety Management Coordinator, and Utilities Superintendent until his retirement from BASF in 2011.  In these positions, Steve gained extensive experience and knowledge being responsible for site utilities such as water treatment, high voltage electrical distribution, steam production, and liquid waste incineration. 

Steve has two grown children, Chris and Tracy, who attended Hannibal Public Schools.  Chris attended the University of Missouri in Columbia and DeVry University in Kansas City, and graduated with Electrical Engineering degree and works for Google in Palo Alto, California.  Tracy attended the University of Missouri in Columbia, earning her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing.  She is currently a RN in Hannibal’s Medical Health industry. 

Steve is involved in many civic organizations such as Knights of Columbus, past member of Kiwanis, and a committee member for the Adopt-A-Family program through Douglass Community Center.  Steve is also a member of the American Chemical Society.

You can contact Steve by email

Bill Fisher, HBPW Board of Directors, Secretary

William (Bill) Fisher was born and raised in Hannibal, and is a lifelong resident.  Bill attended Hannibal High School and Hannibal LaGrange University.  He studied Rubber Chemistry through Akron University.  Bill is currently an operator for BASF.  He spent a short period of time with JM Huber after leaving Buckhorn Rubber.  Bill worked for Buckhorn for the past 33 years, where the last nine were spent as Production Manager. 

Bill and his family are members of Holy Family Church.  Bill is also a member of the Knights of Columbus, Hannibal Boat Club, Community First Credit Union Board and has been on the Hannibal Board of Public Works Board of Directors since 2017.  President of the NEMO Outdoors Club, Bill is a hunting, fishing, and boating enthusiast.  He also enjoys woodworking and tinkering around his shop. 

Bill and his wife, Renee, have been married for 34 great years, and have two children, Ryan and his wife Whitney and Stephanie, and three grandchildren Joshalyn, Lawson and Susan.

You can contact Bill by email.  

Stephan Franke, HBPW Board of Directors, Member

*Photo and biography available soon!

Monthly Board Meetings

Regular meetings for the Board of Directors are held on the third Monday of each month at 5:00 PM at the HBPW office on Industrial Loop Drive, Hannibal.  The Board agenda is published on the Friday prior to each meeting and the public is welcome to attend. 

To view the current agenda or past meeting minutes, please click HERE.