Board of Aldermen

Board of Aldermen


Ward I Alderman David W. Honey
has always had an interest in city government.  In February of 2010, he decided it was time to get involved with the community  and city activities. After witnessing the economic downfall, David decided it was time  to become a voice. David has had great accomplishments in his time as a Hollister resident  over the past eight years. He has taken classes with San Diego State University through  an extended studies program and received many certificates in Construction Management.  He is also OSHA certified for Industrial Safety. During the time he was with a construction  management team, he helped develop a multi-complex that contains condominiums,  club house, sewers, roads, and pools. David is currently working for a commercial  chemical company that deals with ware washing and commercial laundries.  He was elected as a Ward I Alderman in April 2010. 
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Ward I Alderman J. Lamar Patton
was appointed in June of 2016 by Mayor Tate to fill the vacated seat of Aaron Eskew.   Lamar moved to the Hollister area in 2007 with his wife and two children from Louisiana.  He has owned Scotty’s Trout Dock on Lake Taneycomo since arriving in the area and is an avid fisherman.  Prior to owing his own business, he spent time in retail and sales management.  Lamar is looking forward to becoming involved in the community and making a difference for his neighbors. 
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Ward II Alderman Phil Carman
, a resident of Hollister for 32 years, launched his public service in 1990, when he was first elected to the Hollister Board of Aldermen. He ran for office because of his affection for Hollister and his concern that Hollister would develop in ways that are beneficial to its citizens. Prior to holding office, Phil assisted the city's early efforts to acquire a sanitary sewer system, directed Hollister's first Old English Faire (1979-1980), and served on the Hollister Business and Professional Association Executive Board. Phil says that the most important and difficult aspect of governance is the need to find a balance between the needs of individual citizens and those of the community at large. He deeply believes that the greatness of America is due to citizen legislators at every level of government, and he encourages people to serve their community. Phil also serves on the Hollister Planning and Zoning Commission, serves as Chairman of the TIF Commission, is a member of the Taney County Airport board and represented Hollister on the OACAC Board (2001-2003). Professionally retired, Phil Carman is a Professor Emeritus of College of the Ozarks where he was Professor of English and the Director of the Center for Writing and Thinking for 28 years. Currently he is a pharmaceutical buyer and inventory controller for a local pharmacy. 
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Ward II Alderman Dave Willard
was appointed in May 2004 by Mayor Tate to fill the vacated seat of Drew Smith who moved to the State of Kansas. Willard had been a member of the Planning and Zoning Board May 2001 - May 2004. Willard is particularly interested in zoning issues and the future development of the City of Hollister. Willard was in the tour and travel business from 1992-2013. As an event planner and promotions manager, his company has produced the Branson Blues Festival 2003-2005. Beginning in January 2014 Willard began a career in Real Estate.  Willard spends his leisure time fishing in the beautiful area lakes. 
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