The Board of Directors of Abilities First is comprised of nine community members who are appointed by the Greene County Commission to serve as board members to administer and oversee agency activities. The Board of Directors and Executive Committee meet regularly.  All meeting dates, times, and agendas are posted and open to the public.

Austin Williamson
Austin WilliamsonChair
Term Expires: August 28, 2022
Dr Kyle John
Dr Kyle JohnVice-Chair
Term Expires: August 28, 2023
Crystal Reynolds Roberts
Crystal Reynolds RobertsTreasurer
Term Expires: August 28, 2022
Alexis Brown, MA
Alexis Brown, MABoard Member
Term Expires: August 28, 2024
Martha Crise
Martha CriseBoard Member
Term Expires: August 28, 2024
Laura Curtis
Laura CurtisBoard Member
Term Expires: August 28, 2023
JoAn Johnson
JoAn JohnsonBoard Member
Term Expires: August 28, 2023
Lori Slater
Lori SlaterBoard Member
Term Expires: August 28, 2022
Bradley Weaver
Bradley WeaverBoard Member
Term Expires: August 28, 2024
Jan Kraft
Jan KraftExecutive Director

Meeting Schedule

Abilities First Board

Date Time Agenda
January 21 4:00 PM
January Agenda
February 18 4:00 PM
February Agenda
March 18 4:00 PM Cancelled
April 15 4:00 PM
April Agenda
May 20 4:00 PM
May Agenda
June 17 4:00 PM
June Agenda
July 23 4:00 PM
July Agenda
August 19 4:00 PM
August Agenda
September 16 4:00 PM
September Agenda
October 21 4:00 PM
October Agenda
November No Meeting
December 2 3:30 PM

Executive Commitee

Date Time Agenda
January 21 3:30 PM
January Agenda
February 18 3:30 PM
February Agenda
March 18 3:00 PM Cancelled
April 15 3:00 PM
April Agenda
May 20 3:00 PM
May Agenda
June 17 3:00 PM
June Agenda
July 23 3:00 PM Cancelled
August 19 3:00 PM
August Agenda
September 16 3:00 PM
September Agenda
October 18 3:00 PM
October Agenda
October 21 3:00 PM Cancelled
November No Meeting
December 2 3:30 PM Combined with Board Meeting.

Public Meetings

In 1978, the citizens of Greene County voted to levy a property tax to support services for persons with developmental disabilities.  The Abilities First Board meets each month to discuss how to best disperse these funds through grant funding of local non-profit agencies and direct support through our programs. All Abilities First meetings are open to the public.

All ABILITIES FIRST Board Meetings and Executive Committee meetings will be held at the Board’s office, located at:
3216 S. National Avenue, Springfield MO 65807.

For more information about these events, please call us at 417.886.0404