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New Chair, Vice Chair for Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — Michael T. Waters is the new Chair of the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission, and John W. Briscoe is the new Vice Chair. The commission elected them at its monthly meeting that was held virtually.

Waters was appointed to the commission in March 2015. Briscoe was appointed to the commission in December 2015. Both appointments expire March 1, 2021. Briscoe and Waters had served previously as Chair and Vice Chair, respectively, since early March 2020.

Waters is a seventh-generation Missouri farmer. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture from the University of Missouri and is a graduate of The Executive Program for Agricultural Producers at Texas A&M University.

Waters serves as Chairman of the Missouri Levee & Drainage District Association and is a past President of the Ray County Ambulance District Board of Directors and Secretary of the Ray County Enhanced Enterprise Zone Board. Waters is also a member of the Farm Bureau, National Corn Growers Association, American Soybean Association, and the Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City.

Briscoe is a Partner in the Briscoe & Brannon law firm. He served as the Prosecuting Attorney for Knox County in the late 1960s and as the Prosecuting Attorney for Ralls County in the 1970s.

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Briscoe graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Westminster College and graduated from law school at the University of Missouri. He was admitted to the Missouri Bar in September 1966 and served 12 years as a member of its Board of Governors, including one year as its President. Briscoe also served seven years as a member of the Board of Governors of Truman State University.

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