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City Participates in Job Fair: On March 22, representatives from the City of Lake Ozark attended a lake area job fair in an effort to bring new talent to City Hall. Advertising open full-time and part-time positions in our Police, Police Dispatch, and Public Works departments, various city staff members are engaging with the public to discuss the benefits of working in local government and how to make a career change towards public service. This event will be the first of several this year where the City of Lake Ozark reaches out to the community at large to help fill some of our critical positions. To learn more about open positions or employment benefits, visit   (Pictured above are Matt Michalik, Public Works Director, and Mark Kordula, Lake Ozark Police Sergeant)


Write-in Newberry to be new mayor

 Wednesday morning update, as promised:

In unofficial totals with 100 percent of precincts reporting, write-in candidate Dennis Newberry is the new mayor of Lake Ozark.

He won with 241 votes to 107 for incumbent Gerry Murawski and 99 for former mayor Johnnie Franzeskos. Newberry received 229 votes in Miller County and 12 in Camden County; Murawski received 103 Miller County votes and 4 in Camden County; Franzeskos received 97 votes in Miller County and 2 in Camden County.

There were 447 votes cast for mayor.

Lake Ozark will also have two new aldermen.

Former alderman Dale Hicks defeated incumbent Larry Giampa 93-77 in Ward 2, and challenger Matthew Wright defeated incumbent Vernon Jaycox 56-34 in Ward 3.

Judy Neels, who was unopposed in Ward 1, received 127 votes.

All elected candidates will be sworn in at the April 13 regular board of aldermen meeting after the Camden and Miller counties clerks cavass and certify the vote totals. 


Term extensions

Both issues to extend aldermen terms and the term for mayor from two years to four years failed. 

The issue to extend the terms of aldermen was defeated 286 no votes to 172 yes votes.

The question of extending the term of mayor was defeated 279 to 17.

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