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City and County Government

Local Government
The historic courthouse located on the square is the seat of Vernon County Government. Vernon County operates with a North, South and Presiding Commissioner.  The county commissioners have offices in this location as well as the county treasurer. 


The City of Nevada, Missouri is organized under a Council/Manager form of government. Five elected officials sit on City Council. A City Manager oversees the daily operations of the city. Nevada has also adopted a comprehensive plan and zoning ordinances.

 The City Hall is home to a variety of departments that operate for the benefit of the community.  The University of Missouri Extension office and judicial courtrooms are also located in the county courthouse.


-Our vision is…
To make the City of Nevada the most appealing, prosperous, and well managed community in the Midwest.


“We reject mediocrity! We will create the highest standard of living in the region, be the model of professional local government, and advance the practice of civility. We will lead the way!”
 –JD Kehrman, Nevada City Manager