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Boards and commissions are important in that they enable citizens to participate in Ozark's government processes. Their activities help shape and influence public policy.  While some boards and commissions are appointed entirely by City officials, the Mayor, and/or the City Council, others are jointly appointed by the City and other organizations.  If you are interested in volunteering your time to serve on a board or commission, please contact the Mayor’s office at 334-774-3300.

 

Below is a list and description of active Boards and Commissions for the City of Ozark and Ozark-Dale County:

 

Airport Advisory Board

The purpose of the board is to provide assistance and guidance to city officials concerning the development and operation of the airport including meeting with other airport officials, Federal Aviation Administration representatives, and Alabama Department of Aeronautics representatives in an official capacity.

 

E-911 Commissioners

The district board of commissioners shall have the following authority:(1)Levy on all of the telephone subscribers within the district an emergency telephone service charge in an amount not to exceed five (5) percent of the tariff rate.(2)Obtain the necessary lines and equipment to provide enhanced universal emergency service or E-911 service, as defined in Act 96-47.(3)Collect from local telephone companies on a monthly basis the amount collected from these companies attributable to the emergency telephone service charge.(4)Disburse funds collected from the emergency telephone service charge, or any other sources in the discharge of its responsibilities under law;(5)Where the revenues set in (1) above prove to be in excess of the amounts needed to operate the service, the board of commissioners may reduce the subscribers' levy according to law;(6)Determine from the options defined in Act No. 96-47 the most feasible means of responding to the emergency calls from within the communications district. (7)Any other functions authorized by Act No. 96-47 including entering into additional cooperative agreements with other E-911 systems as is deemed necessary or advisable.

 

Hospital Authority Board
​Contact the Mayor's office at 334-774-3300.

 

Housing Authority Board

For information on this board, visit their website at ​http://www.officialhousingauthority.com/.

 

Industrial Development Board
Contact the Mayor's office at 334-774-3300.

Leisure Services Board

The purpose and goal of the board shall principally be, but not limited to, providing guidance and recommendations for programs and facilities, which provide for the recreational and leisure activity needs of the city. The board shall assist in the planning and development of new opportunities to provide recreation and leisure activities and to make recommendations concerning the most effective use of existing programs.

 

Medical Clinic Board
Contact the Mayor's office at 334-774-3300.

 

Planning Commission

The planning commission is authorized and empowered to make and adopt a master plan for the physical development of the city, including any areas outside its boundaries which, in the commission's judgment, bear relation to the planning of such municipality.

 

Public Building Authority
Contact the Mayor's office at 334-774-3300.

 

Ozark–Dale Technology Center for Development Industry Advisory Board

The purpose and goal of this board shall primarily be to, but not limited to, advance knowledge and understanding of economics, matters of public concern, finance, education and training, science and technology, economic planning and development and other subjects related to improved efficiency, development and acceleration of both quality and quantity of economic growth and employment opportunities for the occupants of the technology center.

 

Ozark-Dale County Economic Development Corporation

For information on this board, visit their website at http://odedc.com/.

 

Ozark-Dale County Library Inc.
For information on this board, visit their website http://www.ozarklibrary.com .

Ozark City School Board

For information on this board, visit their website at https://www.ozarkcityschools.net.

 

SE Alabama Regional Planning & Development Commission
For information on this board, visit their website at https://www.searpdc.org/.

 

Tree Board
It shall be the responsibility of the Tree Board to study, investigate, counsel and develop, and/or update annually, and administer a written plan for the care, preservation, pruning, planting, replanting, removal or disposition of trees and shrubs in parks, along streets and in other public areas. Such a plan will be presented annually to the city council and upon its acceptance and approval shall constitute the official comprehensive city tree plan for the city. The board, when requested by the city council, shall consider, investigate, make findings, report and recommend upon any special matter of question coming within the scope of its work.

 

Utilities Board

The board of directors for the utility board of the municipality oversees the waterworks plant and distribution system and the sanitary sewer system.

 

Wiregrass Mental Health

Contact the Mayor's office at 334-774-3300.

 

Zoning, Adjustments, & Appeals Board

The board, in appropriate cases and subject to appropriate conditions and safeguards, shall have the following powers: Interpretation of boundaries, hear and decide appeals, authorize variances, hear and decide special exceptions.

AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD

Terry Teeter / 3-7-25

Loel Ewart / 3-8-27

Adrian Holman / 3-7-28

Dr. Robert Kreutzmann / 3-7-27

Mark Nowell / 3-7-28

Gregory Pritchett / 10-17-27

Mark Lewis / 10-17-27

 

CITY SCHOOL BOARD

Herman Jackson / 5-1-24

Leslie Reeder / 5-1-25

Theresa Locke / 5-1-26

Larry Hicks / 5-2-27

John Nicholas Bull / 4-17-28

 

E-911 BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Place 1 (Ozark Police Chief)

Charles Ward / 1-7-27

Place 2 (Dale County Sherriff or his Designee)

Place 3 (Ozark Fire Dept)

Chief Jason Maertens / 1-17-28

Place 4 (Dale County EMA Director)

Place 5 (Appointee of the City Council)

Winston Jackson / 1-7-28

Place 6 (Appointee of the Dale County Comm.)

Place 7 (Appointee of the Dale County Comm. / as nominated by the membership of the Association of Volunteer Fire Fighters)

 

OZARK-DALE COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

Place 1 (City Council Appointment)

Sammy Judah / 9-3-26

Place 2 (City Council Appointment)

Derek Dickens / 9-19-25

Place 3 (Mayor, City Of Ozark)

Mayor Mark Blankenship / 11-15-24

Place 4 (Chairman, Dale County Commission)

Place 5 (Dale County Commission Appointment)

Place 6 & 7 (Chamber of Commerce Appointment)

 

HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION

Charles Veneziano / 10-4-25

Laura Bruce / 10-4-24

Ozzie Maianeto (City of Ozark) / 10-4-25

Matthew Simechak / 10-4-25

Holle Smith (ODEDC President)

Leah Harlow (City Council) / 10-4-25

Rosmarie Williamson (Dir. Chamber of Commerce)

Rachel Barefield / 10-4-26

Angela Maultsby / 10-4-24

Leah Harlow / 11-2-24

 

PUBLIC BUILDING AUTHORITY

Carlton Holbrook / 1-16-30

Mary Helen Grant / 2-5-26

William “Will” Matthews / 2-5-28

 

ALABAMA SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL AUTHORITY (SEASWDA)

Partial List/City Appointments Only

Wendell Coursey / 3-21-25

Ryan Campbell / 11-1-24

Randy Martin / 2-6-26

 

OZARK-DALE COUNTY TECHNOLOGY CENTER FOR DEVELOPING INDUSTRY ADVISORY BOARD

Chairman, Industrial Development Board   

Mike Brauer / 12-18-27

Business Person at Large

Dr. Carl Schauble              / 8-27-25

Business Person at Large

Kathleen Thomas Waters / 7-26-24

President/Dean –Enterprise State Community College

Daniel Long

Executive Director, Southeast Alabama Regional Planning & Development Commission

Kenneth (Scott) Farmer

City Council Member

Brenda Simechak / 11-7-24

Chairman of ODEC

Derek Dickens

Chairman, Dale County Commission

Steve McKinnon

President of ODEDC

Holle Smith

 

TREE BOARD 

Ryan Campbell (Horticulturalist) / 11-3-26

Mike Little / 6-20-26

Julie McDaniel / 6-20-26

Norm Kinney / 6-20-25

Perry Pritchett, Dale County Forestry Commission Management Specialist / 8-16-25

Boards & Commissions

HOSPITAL BOARD (Dale County Healthcare Authority Executive Board)

Jim Harris / 5-8-25

Billy Blackwell / 5-8-27

Peggy Brannon / 5-8-27

Trae Avant / 6-20-29

5 Members assigned by the Dale County Commission

 

HOUSING AUTHORITY (Mayor’s Appointment)

Thomas “Tommy” Farmer / 3-14-27

Sylvia Malone / 3-14-25

Casandra Ware / 3-14-29

Mobayah Blakely / 3-14-26

Chelsea Roberts / 3-14-28

 

INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT BOARD

Mike Brauer / 12-18-27

Dr. Carl Schauble / 12-18-25

Ed Sanders / 12-18-27

Dale Moates / 12-5-29

Whitney Gardner / 1-16-30

Brent Browning / 12-18-25

Greg Siegfried / 12-18-25

 

DEPARTMENT OF LEISURE SERVICES BOARD

Alan Morrow / 11-1-24

Les Perault / 11-7-24

Todd Coughlin / 2-15-28

Derrick Ogunade / 12-6-25

Elisabeth Wyse / 3-15-27

Athena Metcalf / 4-21-27

Stuart Smith / 2-6-26

 

MEDICAL CLINIC BOARD

John Cawley / 3-7-29

Jewnita Clark /2-7-29

Shermanique Brooks / 2-7-26

 

DALE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD

Place 1 (City Council Appointment)

Christina Faulkner / 10-17-25

Place 2 (City Council Appointment)

Elizabeth Delaney / 10-17-25

Place 3 (City Council Appointment)

Michael Cairns / 10-16-26

Place 4, Seat 1 & 2 (Dale County Commission Appointments)

 

PLANNING COMMISSION

City Council Appointment

Mayor’s Appointments:

Administrative Official: Ryan Campbell / 11-3-28     

Mayor’s Designee: Will Haddon / 11-7-24

Joe Sexton, Utilities Board Director

DeVaughn Moore / 11-7-28

Charles Veneziano / 1-7-28

Don Hallford / 11-3-26

Sherry Chisholm / 11-3-26

Wade Roberson, Sr. / 10-1-25

UTILITIES BOARD

Mike Brauer / 10-1-28

Brent Browning / 10-1-28

Stanley Enfinger / 11-7-26

Larry Clark / 11-1-29

Derek Dickens / 10-1-24

Additional Members:

Mayor Mark Blankenship

Secretary/Treasurer:  Joe Sexton, General Manager

 

WIREGRASS MENTAL HEALTH

Shanika Jones Reeves / 4-6-27

Pam Schisler / 4-4-29

 

BOARD OF ZONING AND ADJUSTMENTS

Paul Taylor / 11-21-26

Woody Head / 11-19-25

Dale Moates / 11-16-25

John Cawley / 11-19-25

Wallace Kennedy, Jr. / 5-16-26

Charles Veneziano / 11-21-26

Hugh Curran / 10-16-24

 

Inactive Boards:

Ozark Downtown Redevelopment Board

Board of Adjustments & Appeals

City of Ozark Boards

Appointees with Expiration Dates

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