Board of Trustees
Mr. Chann, former President and CEO of Environmental Dynamics Inc., retired as Chief Innovations Officer of EDI in 2020. EDI is a leading supplier of aeration and wastewater treatment solutions. EDI has installed over 5,000 systems in 90 countries worldwide. In addition to overall company responsibilities, Mr. Chann oversaw the sales, marketing, and process technology programs at EDI.
Prior to EDI, Mr. Chann was a technical specialist in the Corporate Environmental Engineering Group with BP America in Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Chann is a registered professional engineer and has a BS degree in Civil Engineering from Union College in New York and an MBA degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.
Mr. Chann was appointed to the board April 15, 2003. His current term expires January 1, 2023.
Mr. Massey retired as President of Capital Railroad Contracting Inc. (CRC), a local contracting firm in Boone County. CRC mainly performs contracting work for the Railroad Industry statewide and utility contracting locally. His primary responsibilities were estimating and contract administration along with day-to-day operations. He has been in the contracting business since 1979 and has owned Capital Railroad Contracting Inc since 1992.
Mr. Massey received a B.S. degree in Ag Econ from University of Missouri in 1987. He also served on the utilities committee for the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Missouri.
John brings the perspective of a contractor to the Board. He was appointed in January of 2008. His current term expires January 1, 2025.
David Shorr serves as Partner in Charge of Lathrop & Gage’s Jefferson City and Columbia, Missouri, offices. He is the past Director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, the State of Missouri’s environmental protection, state parks, and natural resources agency. He served on the cabinet of Missouri’s late Governor Mel Carnahan. He also served as Missouri Director of Environmental Quality for former Attorney General John Ashcroft when he was the Governor of Missouri.
Currently, Mr. Shorr represents clients in regulatory matters in the environmental, energy, and utilities arenas and handles complex cases involving the scope of legal authority and government public policy. He also handles regulatory matters involving health care, insurance, and telecommunications. Mr. Shorr is a registered Missouri lobbyist and assists clients with legislative strategies.
Before his tenure with the Department of Natural Resources, Mr. Shorr served as Assistant General Counsel for the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District which is the waste water treatment agency for the greater Cleveland, Ohio Region. He provided representation in all areas of the law, including environmental, labor, real estate, public law, administrative and collection matters. He also has experience as an environmental consultant with engineer firms, where he designed regional water and wastewater programs for municipal corporations and environmental strategies for developing subdivisions.
As a customer of the District, Mr. Shorr’s perspective is not only that of an attorney but also that of someone who is served by the District. Mr. Shorr was appointed to the board in February of 2004. His term expires January of 2023.
Mr. Aldred is the Boone County’s District 1 Commissioner.
Mr. Aldred began his enlisted military career in the US Army with the 342nd CBRN Company in Urbana, Illinois. He was quickly selected for the Ike Skelton Early Commissioning Program, which sent him to Wentworth Military Academy in Lexington, Missouri where he earned his commission as an Army Lieutenant. He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science at the University of Missouri and earned a Certificate of American Constitutional Democracy from the Kinder Institute, all while serving as the Battalion Signal Officer for the 175th Military Police Battalion, Missouri Army National Guard. After working as a news writer and broadcaster with KMZU, he served as Special Projects Coordinator with the Missouri State Auditor’s Office assisting with government communication and data analytics.
Mr. Aldred is currently liaison to the Boone County Resource Management Department and the Boone County Human Resources Department. He also serves on multiple boards including the BCRSD.
Mr. Aldred was elected to the Boone County’s District 1 Commissioner in November 2020 and sworn into office December 31st, 2020.
Ms. Schnedler retired as a Senior Vice President with Lamont Financial Services Corporation, a New Jersey-based financial advisory firm specializing in municipal finance, primarily for states and state agencies. As the lead advisor for several of the firm’s clients, she provided advice on the development and implementation of programs to finance a variety of infrastructure needs, including water, wastewater and energy efficiency. Ms. Schnedler has significant experience with federal/state capitalized revolving fund programs, and has provided programmatic and transactional advisory services to several State Revolving Fund programs, including those in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri and Pennsylvania. She has also completed studies for the US Department of Justice on affordability related to regulatory compliance for several communities.
Ms. Schnedler was instrumental in the development of a unique financing program that provides funding for energy conservation projects undertaken by local governments and school districts, the first of its kind in the nation. She has been actively involved with several nationwide financing organizations and advisory groups.
Prior to joining Lamont in 2000, Ms. Schnedler’s previous experience included serving as the Finance Officer of a major Missouri issuer and in mortgage banking. Since 2002, she has lived in Southern Boone County with her husband Joel, where she spends her free time pursuing several hobbies including gardening.
Ms. Schnedler was appointed in October of 2002. Her current term expires in August of 2025.
The five member Board of Trustees is the governing body of the District. The board’s main goal is to assure that wastewater collection and treatment in Boone County protects public health and the environment as efficiently and as economically as possible. In order to meet this goal, the Board endeavors to ensure that all new wastewater treatment facilities and all existing treatment facilities meet State and Federal requirements for discharge and operations. Also, the Board strives to minimize the number of treatment facilities both private and public in Boone County.
More specific duties include long-range planning; review of development plans; approval of the annual budget; approval of user rates; approval of contracts and agreements with engineers, contractors, consultants, other public bodies, etc.; approval of revisions to District rules and regulations; approval of bond elections and closings; review of monthly financials; and more. The District’s management and staff report their activities to the Board on a monthly basis.
The Board is not involved in overseeing on-site wastewater systems that serve one private home or business. On-site systems are inspected by the Boone County Health Department.
The board meets every third Tuesday of the month at 5:30 pm. The meetings are held in the conference room of the District Office at 1314 N. 7th St. in Columbia. Meetings are currently offered virtually as well. Past BCRSD Meeting Agendas and Minutes listed below.
Interested in becoming a Board member?
Appointments to the Board are made by the Boone County Commission. Being a District customer is preferred but not required. The term of service is five years. Applications available at the Commission Office in the Boone County Government Center, 801 E. Walnut, Room 245, or by calling (573) 886-4305.
Agendas and Minutes