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City Administrator Van Dee to retire after 37 years of public service: After 37 years in public office, Lake Ozark City Administrator Dave Van Dee is retiring from public service. Van Dee, who has been with Lake Ozark 12 years, announced his resignation and retirement in a letter to the mayor and board of aldermen April 28. His resignation is effective Oct. 29. “I have enjoyed my tenure in public service and more specifically my time serving as the city administrator for the City of Lake Ozark,” he said in his letter of resignation. “It has been a unique experience.” Van Dee moved here from Hiawatha, Iowa, where he was city administrator. He also served the Iowa communities of Dyersville and Waterloo having started his career in city government in 1984. “I have made an effort to develop Lake Ozark organizationally to accommodate the growth I am confident the city will experience in the future,” he added. “I am leaving the city on a path that will provide for growth in utility infrastructure as the city will soon become debt free in both the water and sewer funds.” Van Dee was also instrumental in starting the city on a path to resolve its need for improved streets, especially Bagnell Dam Blvd. and The Strip. Two significant ballot issues were approved in the last year that ultimately will help finance construction projects. He lauded the support and vision of the boards of aldermen he has served over the last dozen years as the city has moved from a contentious environment to one that is united for the betterment of Lake Ozark. “With the assistance of prior and current board members, and current and former city staff, the city now has a solid financial foundation upon which to build while maintaining and growing the community. I am confident the city has a bright future as it has a well-qualified and dedicated group of employees,” he offered. “It has been an honor to serve the city of Lake Ozark.” If it is the desire of the board of aldermen, Van Dee said he will assist in the transition and in securing someone to fill his position.                

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Welcome to The City of Lake Ozark

The city of Lake Ozark is a breathtakingly beautiful and rapidly growing community of 1,800 full-time residents located at the gateway to the Lake of the Ozarks. From area retail shopping, to a new movie theater, or a relaxing day on the lake, Lake Ozark is a vacationing paradise that has something for everyone.

 

If you are here to enjoy the water, check out the many boat and personal watercraft rental businesses -- the lake has it all. The historic Bagnell Dam Strip -- aka “The Strip” to most -- is where you will find activities for the family and a variety of dining and entertainment options. But there’s more to Lake Ozark than The Strip.

 

A growing shopping center at The Shoppes at Eagles Landing offers a balanced option for residents and visitors; several fine dining restaurants raise the bar for those with a refined palate; a nationally renowned golf course and residential development are nestled along the Osage River; and there are plans afoot to continue to expand the residential, commercial and industrial bases.And our history runs deep.

 

The city of Lake Ozark has an eye to the future, while never ignoring its roots.
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