Our Mission

The mission of the Taum Sauk Fund is to engage in, fund, carry on, conduct or take part in programs, projects and services designed to improve, protect and restore tourism, and economic development in the areas of Missouri affected by the December 2005 breach of the Taum Sauk Reservoir. Our mission describes who we serve, the focus of our work and the types of work we undertake.

We participate in only those projects and programs that impact travel & tourism or economic development. Other projects, though they may be valuable to the communities we serve, are beyond the scope of our mission.

Our projects are designed to serve and benefit the people of the affected area, that is, the area affected by the Taum Sauk Reservoir breach that occurred in late 2005. The Taum Sauk Board defines the affected area as the single geographic area comprised inside Reynolds County Missouri.

The Taum Sauk Fund not only funds projects that improve economic development and tourism development, we cooperate with others and carry out our own projects, providing staff, funding, materials, leadership, training, facilities, and community organizing.


The Taum Sauk Fund, Inc. is now Accepting Letters of Interest to serve as a Volunteer Director on the Board. The Taum Sauk Fund, Inc. (TSF) has (3) vacancies on their Board of Directors. The term for the Directors who will fill this vacancy will end December 31, 2023. To ensure equal opportunity, we are looking for volunteers from the following school districts.

  • Ellington
  • Centerville
  • Bunker

These vacancies will be filled at the regular board meeting on December 17, 2020. In accordance with the Taum Sauk Fund, Inc. by-laws, persons interested in this position must be a resident of Reynolds County and cannot be an elected official.

TSF by-laws set forth specific qualifications and disqualifications for service and are available upon request or by clicking here.

Click here to directly download an application or to request a written application to serve please contact:

Michael McNail- TSF Secretary
54779 Hwy. 21
Ellington, MO 63638

Written applications must be received to the above address by December 9, 2020.