City Council

City Council meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at 6:00 PM. An agenda for each month’s meeting is always posted at Fremont Hills Country Club (where our meetings are currently being held) and at the City’s public notice bulletin board at the corner of Winged Foot Drive and Rolling Hills Drive. If you would like a monthly agenda sent to you by e-mail, just send us your address. All residents are welcome to attend.

Meeting Minutes

Meeting Agenda


Officials

Luke Davis, Mayor

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My Family and I have called Fremont Hills home since 2009. What a beautiful place to live conveniently located to all area attractions. My wife Heather and I have three beautiful kids who are very active and keep us busy all the time! Heather and I have owned and operated two retail businesses here in the area and we both have a passion for retail.

Currently serving as Mayor, I’ve served 3 terms as a Ward 2 Council Member and President of the Board. Fremont Hills is a great place to live and play. The city council and all those involved with the city, work hard to keep Fremont Hills an attractive city that is both fiscally sound and appealing to those who live here and those that desire to live here. We are very proud to call Fremont Hills home!

(417) 844-3397  |  ldavis@fremonthillscity.com


Sean O’Connell, Alderman Ward 1

Sean O’Connell and wife, Debra, are in their 3rd year as residents in Ward 1 of Fremont Hills. Sean and Deb were married as High School sweethearts and have raised four wonderful children right here in beautiful SW Missouri. Sean is a veteran of the United States Army and a member of the National Association of Realtors and the Greater Springfield Board of Realtors. He has served as a Managing Principle for the DDF Consulting Group, a nationally recognized bank consulting firm, and as the Chief Information Officer for Bank OZK, (formerly Bank of the Ozarks), a leading publicly traded community bank.
Sean’s strong faith in God and family, along with his diverse business background help him to see the big picture when it comes to life’s most important decisions. Sean enjoys strengthening and serving the community and is looking forward to serving as a new Ward 1 Alderman.

(417) 425-9080 | soconnell@fremonthillscity.com


Ann Littell-Mills, Alderman Ward 1

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Personal:
Married to Damon Mills in 2001. Moved to Fremont Hills in 2012. Special Interests include yoga, reading, hiking, and travel.
Education:
• Central Missouri State University, 1994, magna cum laude in history
• University of Nebraska, J.D., 1997 with distinction. Member of Nebraska National Moot Court Team. Order of the Barristers

Professional Affiliations:
• Partner at Courtney & Mills, LLC, Attorneys at Law, in Springfield, Missouri. Practicing in the areas of family law, personal injury, and business litigation.
• Winner of the 2007 Lon O. Hocker Trial Lawyer Award presented by the Missouri Bar Foundation.
• Missouri Bar Association
• Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association
• Admitted to practice in the state of Missouri and Federal Court of Missouri.
• 2011 to present: Member of Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Springfield
• 2012-2013 President of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Springfield, Missouri.
• Member of BNI “Game Changers” chapter in Springfield, Missouri.

(417) 869-9888  |  alittellmills@fremonthillscity.com


Kerry Nelson, Alderman Ward 2

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Kerry is a native of Christian County growing up on a family farm and graduating from Clever High School. He attended Missouri State University first earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology, and then a Masters degree in Criminal Justice Administration.

Kerry began working for the Missouri Board of Probation and Parole in 1990. From 1997 to 2017 he served as a District Administrator out of Branson where he managed operations of five county offices comprising the 38th and 39th judicial circuits. Kerry was also an adjunct instructor in the Criminology department at Missouri State University. At the end of the summer of 2017 Kerry retired from the Board of Probation and began a new career. He now works for Tomo Drug Testing out of their corporate office in Springfield. He serves as an account executive assisting treatment court and community-based justice programs addressing the addiction problems in our country.

Finally and most importantly, Kerry and his wife Leslie, have a daughter who attends Ozark High School.

(417) 844-8698  |  knelson@fremonthillscity.com


Ben York, Alderman Ward 2

Ben York is born and raised in the Nixa area, graduating from Ozark High School in 2006. He attended College of the Ozarks where he obtained his first bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, followed by his second in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri.

Ben began his professional career in manufacturing, working for Springfield Remanufacturing Corp. He currently manages the Operations group at SRC’s Automotive division. His work centers on driving continuous improvement with fellow employee-owners.

Ben has been a resident of the city of Fremont Hills since 2005. His immediate family all reside in the city of Fremont Hills, in each of the three Wards. He and his wife, Tayler, have one daughter and two weimaraner’s. When not enjoying the peacefulness and serenity of Fremont Hills, Ben and his family spend quality time at Table Rock Lake.

  byork@fremonthillscity.com


Randy West, Alderman Ward 3

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I’ve been a resident of the City of Fremont Hills since June 2012. I grew up in the area, but spent nearly 20 years away, following my career. My wife and I had always planned on returning when the opportunity was available and we are very happy to have made our home in Fremont Hills.In the years following my graduation from Missouri State, I worked at a couple different engineering companies in Springfield.  I was soon packing up and moving to Evansville, IN for a short time, before eventually making my way to Cincinnati, where I spent 16 years.  It’s there where I started work at Anthem, Inc.  In all, I’ve had over 22 years of experience in I.T., ranging from network design, implementation, administration, and project/vendor management.I’ve spent years as a distance runner, an amateur astronomer, and member of a local home brew club.  My family and I enjoy backpacking, golfing, water sports, and really anything active and outdoors.

(513) 484-1430  |  rwest@fremonthillscity.com


Alisa Lowry, Alderman Ward 3

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Alisa Lowry, Alderman, Ward 3 currently serves as the Director of Autism Services at the Arc of the Ozarks in Springfield, Missouri. Alisa and her husband have been residents of the City of Fremont Hills for 12 years.

This is my 2nd term serving as an Alderman for the City. I was elected to my first term in April of 2010 where I served for 2 years. I also served on the Board for Fremont Hills Country Club from August 2012 – December 2012.

I became involved with our city due to the annexation issue that was an issue for the City in 2009. I wasn’t very involved until that issue, when someone stated that “they didn’t know who I was, and if I was so passionate about the issue, how was it that they never saw me at any of the meetings before then?” Hmm… Be careful what you wish for, right?
So, I am using my talent, knowledge and experience in Non-Profit Administration along with an eagerness to learn to the City.

What is the attraction to being an alderman? The City of Fremont Hills – is an amazing place to live – yes, It IS a CITY (4th class) NOT a SUBDIVISION! –We ARE NOT an HOA. We are an established city with a voice in Christian County. It is a mature city with beautiful trees, well maintained homes and streets. The citizens of Fremont Hills are great. They are passionate, family- focused, hard-working people that enjoy their leisure time. They take pride in their community, are involved, looking out for each other and their neighbors. Many enjoy being members of the Fremont Hills Country Club that is located within the boundaries of the City. The club offers a challenging 18-hole golf course, a state of the art swimming pool and a nice bar and grill. Whether it is being able to drive their golf-carts to the course, drop kids off at the pool, grab a meal with friends, hand out cases of candy at Halloween to loads of trick-or-treaters every year, or sell items at the annual garage sale every April, it is what defines living in the City of Fremont Hills. I am thankful for those that have served before me as our representatives. I have learned a great deal from my time as an alderman and am proud of the accomplishments and financially sound decisions we have made for the City. I have a lot of respect for the amazing individuals that I am fortunate to serve with while on the Board of Alderman.

I have 25+ years of professional experience in not-for-profit organizations and serve on numerous boards, most recently with the Arc of the United States, Missouri State Chapter. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.
I have a solid track record of administering successful programs. In addition to managing a well-known Autism Services Program at the Arc of the Ozarks, and am currently overseeing our recent acquisition, a private school and autism center in Springfield known as Rivendale Center for Autism and Institute of Learning.

Experience and Attributes
o Graduate of the Go Lead Professional Development Program for the Non-Profit Sector, Peer to Peer Leadership Program of Missouri State University, 2012.
o Instrumental in developing the Emergency Management Plan for the City of Fremont Hills.
o National Incident Management Service Training with FEMA.
o Functional experience with memberships & governing boards.
o Program Development, Strategic Planning, Public relations, Budgets, non-profit administration, human resources management, supervision, fund-raising, public speaking, community outreach and crisis management.
o Volunteer with Christian County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).

I am married to Jeff Lowry who is an Industry Marketing Manager with Dolby Labs. Jeff and I share our home with our fur children – MoviStar, a 3 year old golden retriever, Clemson, a 15 year old tabby, Little Guy, a 5 year old Seal Point lilac, Riv – the chinchilla and Dale – the gerbil. I love SEC football – specifically, the Auburn Tigers! I enjoy, running, swimming, cooking and reading.

(417) 582-0139  |  alowry@fremonthillscity.com


Matthew Growcock, Legal Counsel

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Matt’s expertise and commitment to providing exceptional legal representation has earned him the respect of the Southwest Missouri legal and business communities. He was selected by the Springfield Business Journal for inclusion in its 2012 Class of “40 Under 40.” Matt has also received statewide recognition for his legal work. In 2013, he was selected as one of Missouri and Kansas “Super Lawyers”. In 2011 and 2012, he was selected as one of Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers “Rising Stars.” In 2010, he was selected by Missouri Lawyers Weekly as one of Missouri’s “Up and Coming Lawyers.”

Outside of his practice, Matt is dedicated to serving his community. He serves on the board of directors for two not-for-profit organizations, and is very active in several others. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family at the lake and playing golf.

(417) 725-6404  |  mgrowcock@fremonthillscity.com


Dale Batson, Project Manager

Dale Batson has been hired as the new Project Manager for the City.  Dale has been a resident of Fremont Hills for 7 years and has experience in construction/street/stormwater/utilities infrastructure maintenance and property management.

Welcome Dale as he assumes his role as the third only project manager in the city’s 32 years of existence.

dbatson@fremonthillscity.com


Jeanette Curtiss, Deputy Clerk

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As a resident of the City of Fremont Hills since November of 1986, I  have seen the City more than double in size and the course grow from a nine hole course to its current 18 holes. I became the second paid staff member for the City in June of 1995.

My prior work experience has been in banking-14 1/2  years in various  administrative roles and as human resources director.  I have a  Bachelor of Science Degree in Office Administration and Business Education from MSU and was the first to teach  business evening courses through the American Bankers Association in affiliation with the Springfield Public School System.   I am also a graduate of Leadership Springfield (Class II), Human  Resources Graduate School of Banking (Boulder, CO), completed numerous banking courses and 2  courses in Community Emergency Response Training (CERT). My community and professional involvement includes the Southwest Missouri City Clerks and Finance Officers Association,  Christian County Citizen Corp. (Board Member), Knights of Columbus  Ladies Auxiliary, Parish Council of Catholic Women and St. Joseph the  Worker Catholic Church.

(417) 725-6404  |  jcurtiss@fremonthillscity.com