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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."

Public Works Employees Recognized

At Tuesday night’s Board of Aldermen meeting, two employees from Lake Ozark Public Works were recognized for their ongoing commitment to professional education and commitment.
 
Dillan Pritchett, a member of the Transportation Department, recently attended the North American Snow Conference hosted by the American Public Works Association in Kansas City. At the conference, Dillan was exposed to various methods used in snow and ice treatment and a variety of other public works applications.
 
Travis Shockley, the foreman for the Transportation Department, completed an extended leadership and management training provided through State Fair Community College. This six-week course provided learners the skills needed to transition to supervisory roles, including conflict resolution, communication skills, and developing individual management styles.
 
Congratulations to both of these hard workers for taking steps to grow themselves!