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Boren Appointed Police Chief: In a special meeting held yesterday, the Lake Ozark Board of Aldermen formally appointed James Boren to serve as the City's next Police Chief.   James began his employment with the City of Lake Ozark 19 years ago as a dispatcher, and was sponsored by the City to attend the Police Academy. 17 years ago, he began his career as a police officer in Lake Ozark, climbing through the ranks of Corporal, Detective, Detective Sergeant, Lieutenant, and most recently as Interim Police Chief.   Regarding his new role, Chief Boren stated, "My goal for this department is to lead it with integrity and best serve the needs of our unique community. We will continue to strive for perfection, knowing it takes work from all of us, but I'm honored and thrilled to be able to lead this department in that direction."

Elected Officials Recognized

At Tuesday night’s Board of Aldermen meeting, Mayor Newberry administered the oath of office to aldermen recently elected to serve their wards for the next two years. Following the certification of election results, David Ridgely (Ward 3), Pat Thompson (Ward 1), and Johnnie Franzeskos (Ward 2) took the oath and began their service by addressing new business.

Later in the meeting, outgoing alderman Sherry Jackson (Ward 2) was recognized for her time on the board by Mayor Newberry, other aldermen, and members of the city staff.