The Greene County Commission is the executive body of Greene County operating under guidelines
established in the Revised Statutes of the State of Missouri. Within that authority the Commission
enacts ordinances, resolutions and policies, supervises the activities of county departments, fixes
salaries, adopts the annual budget, provides for construction and other services, and conducts
hearings on planning and zoning matters.
The county commission is comprised of three elected officials who serve four-year terms.
In 2018, Bob Dixon was elected to the Greene County Commission as Presiding Commissioner.
After graduating Christian Schools of Springfield, he attended Missouri State University. He went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Drury University in 1997 graduating magna cum laude with departmental distinction. He later returned to Drury, earning a Master of Education, Human Services degree in 2009.
Bob entered public service in 2002 when the people of southeastern Greene County elected him to the Missouri House of Representatives. Voters returned him to the House three more times in 2004, 2006 and 2008. Twice his colleagues elected him to a leadership position as Majority Caucus Chairman. He was appointed both Majority Caucus Chaplain and the Chairman of the Transportation Committee.
In 2010, Dixon was elected to represent the people of Springfield in the State Senate. He was appointed Chair of the Judiciary Committee, serving as the first non-attorney in that post since the 1830s and only the third in state history. Under his leadership, Missouri’s Criminal Code was completely revised for the first time in 35 years. He also led the effort to re-circuit Missouri’s Court System for the first time since the 1950s as well as updated the authorizing statutes of the State Auditor for the first time since 1929.
Bob and his wife Amanda live in Springfield and have three daughters, Grace, Rose and Olivia, as well as an English Springer Spaniel named Charlie. He is an adjunct instructor in Drury University’s Leadership Studies Program and a licensed realtor with Westgate Realty. His career in the private sector includes more than 20 years of experience in banking and financial services.
In his role as Presiding Commissioner, he looks forward to using his background in the Senate and the private sector to better the lives of the citizens of Greene County. He welcomes and appreciates the advice, direction and counsel of fellow citizens to make that a reality.
Elected to office in 2020 Rusty MacLachlan serves as Greene County Commissioner District 1. He retired from a 38 year Custom Home Design and Build career. As a 7th generation home builder he has served two terms as the President of the Greater Springfield Home Builder’s Association, and twice served as President of the Missouri Home Builder’s Association.
Rusty has served on the board of directors for the National Association of Home Builders, the Springfield Traffic Advisory Board, Habitat for Humanity, Community Partnership of the Ozarks, Ozarks Transportation Organization, The Healthy Living Alliance Advisory Board, The National Association of Counties Transportation Board, and previously the Housing and Interior Design Council at Missouri State University.
Rusty and his wife Julie, have served as youth leaders at their church for more than 35 years, leading countless mission trips and serving at summer church camp as well. Currently they serve in the youth department at James River West Campus, and hold Life Group meetings for teens in their home.
A Kickapoo High School graduate, Rusty holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Central Missouri where he played football.
Rusty and Julie have been married for 40 years and are proud parents of four children and six grandchildren.
On Jan. 8, 2019 John C. Russell was appointed as Greene County Commissioner, District 2, by Governor Mike Parson. He was confirmed by the Missouri State Senate in February.
Russell holds a degree in business administration from the University of Missouri and has extensive experience in business management, having launched and operated a local insurance business and been involved with a local manufacturing operation.
Russell also previously served as the Deputy Chief of Staff for former Missouri Governor Matt Blunt where he oversaw operations, as well as served as the liaison between the governor and the Department of Economic Development.
Currently, Russell serves as the board president-elect for the Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks and is a member of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce. He and his wife reside in Eastern Greene County with their two children.