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.

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.


Disclaimer Regarding Audio/Video Recording of Events

Notice of Filming and Photography:  When you participate in an HBPW Board of Directors meeting, public hearing, public meeting, or other public events you may be participating in an occasion where photography, video and audio recording will occur.

By participating in these public meetings, you consent to interview(s), photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, web casts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on web sites, or for any other purpose(s) that HBPW Board and representatives deems fit to use.  You release HBPW Board, its officers and employees, and each and all personals involved form any liability connected with taking, recording, digitizing, or publication of interviews, photographs, computer images, video and/or sound recordings.

By entering the event premises, you waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any exhibition, streaming, webcasting, televising, or other publication of these materials, regardless of the purpose or sponsoring of such exhibiting, broadcasting, webcasting, or other publication irrespective of whether a fee for admission or sponsorship is charged.  You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken by HBPW Board or the person or entity designated to do so by HBPW Board.

You have been fully informed of your consent, waiver of liability, and release before participating in the HBPW event.


Current Board of Public Works Members

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.

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.

Stephan Franke

HBPW Board of Directors, Member

Stephan grew up in Chillicothe before moving to Kansas City and graduating from Pembroke Hill in 2009. He attended George Washington University with a swimming scholarship and graduated in 2014 with a degree in Finance. He served as captain of the swim team and was Student Athlete Volunteer of the Year in 2013. In college he worked as a human capital consultant, primarily focused on organizational culture in the Navy’s engineering divisions, before taking a job in 2014 as the Director of Business Strategy with the Fort Wayne Komets hockey team. He continues to work remotely in that role today where he is responsible for internal financial oversight, organizational structure, and long term planning. Since taking the job, the Komets have enjoyed their longest stretch of profit growth in decades. After moving to Hannibal in 2017 Stephan dove head first into the community and currently serves as a member of the Hannibal Tree Board, HHMC Marketing Committee, and Chair of the Bluff City Theater Audience Development Committee.