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FCS Financial, ACA (“Association”) holds an election annually for members of its Board of Directors and its Nominating Committee.  

To be considered as a candidate in the May 2021 elections, we request you submit your candidate profile information before February 1, 2021.  Nominating Committee meetings will be held in late February 2021. 

To submit a profile form for consideration of the Nominating Committee, click on the appropriate link below: 

Board of Director Elections

Directors are elected annually on a staggered basis. In the May 2020 election, as part of a transition to 4-year terms for all Directors, the Board position representing Area of Representation 7 will be elected to a 1-year term while the Board positions representing Areas of Representation 1, 4 and 10 will be elected to 4-year terms.The table below provides more information about the Board positions up for election in May 2021. 


Area of Representation

Term to be elected in 2021

Current Director

Counties Represented


4 years

Mark DeShon

Andrew, Atchison, Daviess, DeKalb, Gentry, Harrison, Holt, Nodaway, Worth


4 years

Glen Cope

Barry, Barton, Dade, Jasper, Lawrence, McDonald, Newton, Stone


1 year

Beth Schnitker

Audrain, Boone, Callaway, Cooper, Howard, Montgomery, Saline, Warren


4 years

Dan Devlin

Adair, Clark, Knox, Lewis, Putnam, Schuyler, Scotland

To be considered a nominee for the Board, you must meet the following minimum requirements: 

  • Be a voting customer-stockholder of the Association 
  • Have a loan with the Association that has an unpaid balance 
  • Maintain loan(s) in compliance with Association policies and standards 
  • May not have restructured indebtedness with a Farm Credit System (“System”) institution at any time 
  • May not have been an employee of a System institution within one year of election 
  • May not be a director or employee of an organization involved in selling the types of products or services offered by the Association  

Directors must meet Standards of Conduct and Code of Ethics requirements.  Directors may not: 

  • Be convicted of any felony 
  • Be held liable in damages for fraud 
  • Be convicted of any criminal offense involving dishonesty or breach of trust 
  • File for bankruptcy 

Nominating Committee Elections  

Twelve Nominating Committee members are elected annually and a minimum of two candidates are needed for the position in each of the twelve Areas of Representation.  Six people will serve as alternate members of the Nominating Committee. 

To be considered as a nominee for the Nominating Committee, you must be a voting customer stockholder of the Association.  You cannot be an employee, director, or agent of the Association. 

Click here for more information on Director and Nominating Committee qualifications and time requirements. 

If you have questions about eligibility requirements or the election process, please contact us by email at or by telephone at (573) 636-7809, extension 1101. 


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