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.
Welcome to the Greene County website and thanks for finding me online. You may be looking for answers about Greene County or about me. Either way, you’ve come to the right place.
This website is designed to make it easy for you to get to know Greene County government and the services we provide our citizens. From this site you can send me comments or questions. I would be happy to hear from you. I believe in leading from understanding, and I can best understand our community by knowing you and your needs.
My wife, Brenda, and I have been married since 1976 and have lived in Springfield and Greene County for more than 30 years. We have two daughters, a son-in-law, and two grandsons, Wyatt and Aiden. Springfield and Greene County are home, and I’m committed to making it the best place possible for those little boys as they grow up - and for you and your family as well.
You could say that service is in my DNA. I feel most fulfilled when I am serving and helping to make government more accessible and understandable to the people it serves.
As Presiding Commissioner, I believe that what determines success is ultimately steady, hard work. I’ve gained the experience needed to serve as Presiding Commissioner over many years of hard work. First as a cop, driving through city streets and doing my best to keep citizens safe. That experience led me to further training in criminal justice, where I earned a Master of Arts degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology, and had the opportunity to teach at the university level for 24 years. Throughout this time I was also able to run two successful companies, Robert Cirtin Investigations, LLC and Safe at Church, LLC.
I founded Robert Cirtin Investigations, LLC in 1991 to provide investigative and consulting services to government agencies, businesses insurance companies and law firms. Safe at Church was founded in 2006 after I recognized the need to provide church leaders and religious organizations with consulting services related to the crucial areas of church safety and security.
The safety of churches and religious organizations is a passion of mine, and I want to equip pastors and leaders with the skills necessary to ensure the safety of its members. To this end, I have published a book titled Church Safety and Security, A Practical Guide, authored several articles, and contributed to several newspaper articles around the country on this subject.
Community service is what drives me, but a main source of my motivation comes from two energetic, smart and silly boys – my grandsons, Wyatt and Aiden. There is nothing better than spending time with two of my best buddies.
I am a “car guy” who loves cars and car racing especially NASCAR racing (is there any other sport where you’re allowed to go that fast?). I’ve driven NASCAR cars on two tracks, Kansas Motor Speedway and California Motor Speedway. Lots of fun! I love road trips in my 2016 Corvette Stingray with Brenda in the passenger seat. You can’t get any better than that.
I’m easy to reach and ready to respond.
Bob Cirtin, Presiding Commissioner
Greene County Works… because of people like you!
Bob is dedicated to serving our community and is passionate about getting involved with the great things happening here in Greene County. Below are the boards he currently serve on as we collaborate together to make Greene County a great place to live, work and play!
Rotary of Springfield Southeast
Missouri Community College Association
American Criminal Justice Association
Missouri Association of State Troopers Emergency Relief Society (MASTERS)
Missouri Farm Bureau
National Rifle Association (NRA)
Harold Bengsch graduated from Billings High School in 1953 and went on to receive a double major in Agriculture and Science from Missouri State University and a Master’s in Public Health from the School of Medicine at the University of Missouri.
After 45 years of continuous service in Public Health, Harold retired in March 2004 from the Springfield-Greene County Department of Public Health and Welfare where he spent 20 years as a director. After his retirement, he filed for office of Greene County Commissioner and was elected to the position in 2004 and is now serving his fourth four-year term of office. Harold taught in the Master of Public Health program at Missouri State University and served on the University Institutional Biological Safety Committee, and is a member of the College of Health & Human Services Ambassador Committee.
Commissioner Bengsch is the author of 17 publications addressing various topics of health and public health. On May 14, 2004, Missouri State University bestowed him with an honorary Doctorate of Public Affairs.
Harold and his wife of 60 years, Darlene, enjoy gardening and their church work. They have two grown daughters, Meschiel and Kena, four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Harold’s motto is: There is no limit to what can be accomplished when it doesn’t matter who gets the credit.