Regular meetings for the Board of Directors are held on the third Monday of each month at 4:00 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
John is currently a property manager with Seldin Company, a property management company based in Omaha NE, which manages the Mark Twain Hotel Apartments in Hannibal and other entities in the area. His work history includes working as the Director of Property Management at Northeast Community Action Corp. (NECAC), a partner in a communication company based in Addison IL providing digital transcription services to Radio Common Carriers and Phone companies throughout the US. John also spent a dozen years as a Sales Engineer for Quintron in Quincy, then Glenayre Electronics, a Vancouver Canada based radio and control communications company performing sales in US and Internationally. John enjoys spending time with his grown daughters and grandchildren and looks forward to his involvement as a Board member.
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.
Bill Dees was born in Granite City, Illinois, spending most of his life Litchfield, Illinois about 2 hours southeast of Hannibal. He attended Southern Illinois University Carbondale completing a B.S. in Occupational Education. Bill’s A.A. is from Lincoln Land Community College in Architectural Design and Drafting, Springfield, Illinois. Bill’s work life includes 28 years with a large engineering firm in Springfield, Illinois where his work included developing plans for many County Bridges and Civil Engineering projects. He then began a career teaching at Capitol Area Vocational Center in Springfield, Illinois where he became the Computer Aided Drafting instructor for Junior and Seniors. In addition, Bill was a part-time CADD instructor for Lincoln Land Community College. Concurrently (for 20 years) while teaching, he opened and operated his own Residential and Commercial real estate Appraising business, closing in 2014 just before moving to Hannibal. Bill has a long history of serving on various Board prior to moving to Hannibal He currently serves as a Club Secretary for the Hannibal Rotary District. Bill is married to his wife Margaret and has 2 children and 3 grandchildren.
Robert (Bob) Koehn
Robert (Bob) Koehn comes to the HBPW after living in Hannibal for 15 years. Bob has had a varied life that started with enlisting in the United States Air Force shortly after High School. After completing his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, he received his commission and served as an Accounting and Finance Officer, a Budget Officer, and a short time as a Comptroller. After retiring from the USAF, Bob started a second career with Norfolk Southern Railroad. He was transferred to Hannibal, where he worked as a Bridge Operator on the Mississippi River until his retirement in 2021. Bob is devoted to his family. He married Patricia Sheaff in 2010. They have 6 kids, 20 grandchildren, and 18 great grandchildren. Bob is a member of the American Legion.