Benton County Commissioners

Michelle McLerran Kreisler, Presiding Commissioner

Michelle McLerrab Kreisler, Presiding Commissioner

Michelle McLerran Kreisler was raised on a family farm in the southern part of Benton County, in the Bentonville community, and graduated from Warsaw High School. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems/Business Administration from Missouri State University, and a Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling/Leadership from Liberty University.

Her community involvement includes: Serving on the Warsaw School Board from 2010-2015, the Missouri School Board Association as a member of the Regional Leadership Committee, and representing the region on the statewide MSBA Advocacy Committee. She provided leadership in Army family programs in support of soldiers and families, and was awarded the Secretary of the Army Public Service Award, in addition to multiple Army service awards, including Army Aviation Association and Commander’s awards in recognition of exceptional public service to the Army.

Michelle is a member of the Thomas Hart Benton Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution and attends First Baptist Church in Lincoln. In her spare time, Michelle enjoys spending time with family, hunting, playing piano, reading, and helping encourage others through spiritual and leadership professional life coaching. Michelle is married to Phillip Kreisler, and has twin daughters, Lauren and Rachel.

Jim Hansen, North Side County Commissioner

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Dale Jr Estes, South Side County Commissioner

Dale Jr. Estes, South Commissioner

Dale 'Jr' Estes grew up in Warsaw, MO, where in 1978, he started working for the county road crew. He took office as the South District Commissioner in January 2017, where he is involved with the Harper Road Project and any other road issues within the south district. In his spare time, Jr enjoys being outdoors and driving around the county.

Current Month's Commission Minutes

November 6, 2018
November 13, 2018
November 27, 2018
November 29, 2018
December 4, 2018
December 11, 2018

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Contact the County Commissioners

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 1238
Warsaw, MO 65355


Main Phone: (660) 438-7406
Michelle: (417) 399-8761
Jim: (660) 221-8864
Dale: (660) 723-2345