Ozark Leads is a community learning experience


Welcome To OzarkLeads

OzarkLeads is an 8-month learning experience designed to develop community leaders who are committed to improving the quality of life in Ozark. The program will give participants a greater understanding of the Ozark community – how it works, lives and plays.

2021 Class #6

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2021 – 2022 Class 6

Casey Owens – Ozark School District
Lauren Cross – American National Insurance
Thomas Johns – Root Signa
Ashley Feilu – Torgerson Design Partners
Melinda York – Ozark Fire Protection District
Megan Bischof – City of Ozark
Jacqueline Yoos – City of Ozark
Matthew Suarez – Central Bank
Payton Oehlschlager – White River Valley Electric Cooperative


2020 – 2021 Class 5

Adam Houseman, Finley Farms / Ozark Mill

Amber Ryan, City of Ozark – Public Works

Anna Martin, CASA of SWMO

Ashley Fisher, The Bank of Missouri

Charlee Evans, Christian County Library

Cindy Venable, City of Ozark – Water

Derek Hill, Ozark Police Dept

Jen McGoon, The Michelle Cantrell Group – KW

Lacey Slagle, Torgerson Design Partners

Rob Crawford, Ozark Fire Protection District


2019 – 2020 Class 4

Kevin Boyce, Ozark Police Dept

Cheryl Carter, City of Ozark

Katie Clouse, State Farm

Hannah Dougherty, Touchstone Counseling

Melia Franklin, Ozark R-VI School District

Don Gregory, Ozark Fire Protection District

Elyse Hartley, Ozarks Elder Law

Jennifer Hornick, Touchstone Counseling

Crystal Mapp, KPM CPAs & Advisors

John McCart, City of Ozark

Audrey Pauls, Ozark Chamber

Brooke Pawling, City of Ozark

Anna Torgerson, Torgerson Design Partners

Taye Verfurth, Bank of Missouri

Ben Zachary, CRC

 OzarkLeads is a joint initiative between the

City of Ozark, Ozark Chamber of Commerce, and the Ozark R-VI School District.

Corporate Sponsors