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If you are interested in serving on a Board or Commission, please contact City Hall for specific information.  All applications will be filed and reviewed by the City Council at the time of appointments.

Board of Adjustment

The Board of Adjustment is appointed to a five-year term by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen.  The Board reviews any appeals of zoning decisions and considers requests for variances from the zoning regulations.  The Board meets on an as-needed basis.

Chairman Vester Cates
Secretary Belinda Dolt
Sandy Haskins
John Hoffman
Alternate Tammy Pollard
Alternate Matthew Defries

5 years – March 2025
5 years – March 2024
5 years – March 2023
5 years – September 2024
5 years – March 2024
5 years – March 2022

Economic Development Committee
available land (4 plus acres)
Lawson Builder Packet

Established September 2019

Mayor Appointments
Josh Thomas
Scott Hendrickson
Toby Dolt
Terry Owens
Rick Thomas
Kara Hamberlin
Jody Carlson
Matt Briegel

Board Appointments
Faydonna Heath
Roger Schmitz
Rob Kellam

American Family/Golf Course
Hidden Valley Group
Dolt Construction, Judy’s Place, Hidden Valley Group
Hunt Midwest
Alternate Alderman
Missouri American Water
Vitazine – Local Lawson Business Slot by Ordinance

Lawson Fire District
Lawson School District
Lawson Chamber of Commerce

2 Years – September 2021
3 Years – September 2022
2 Years – September 2021
3 Years – September 2022
2 Years – September 2021
1 Year – September 2022
3 Years – September 2022

1 Year – September 2022
1 Year – September 2022
1 Year – September 2022

Finance Committee

The City of Lawson Finance Department provides for the processing of all financial data in a timely and cost-effective manner.  This allows the department to monitor budgetary requirements, to invest the city’s funds, and to comply with all city, state and federal laws.  

Financial Reports and Budgets are presented, re-evaluated and voted on annually. Proposed Budget documents reflect the financial plan to be presented for the next fiscal year.  The Final Budget includes the Proposed Budget plus changes made for budget and purchase order carryovers.

Financial transparency promotes accountability and provides information to the citizens of the City of Lawson about what their local government is doing. Residents can stay informed and learn about local government revenue, spending and debt.  See how your City of Lawson government is setting standards in making financial information transparent and accessible.

The Finance Committee is made up of two Aldermen and two appointed, resident volunteers.  They review all revenue and expenditures for each month. This board meets every third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.

Chairman Richard Thomas
Alderman Rodney Cates
Member Nancy Nolker
Member Steve Phipps
City Administrator Matt Nolker
City Clerk Rhonda Oulman

Parks and Recreation Board

The Park and Recreation Board is appointed to a three-year term by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen.  The purpose of the Board is to provide for the leisure recreation opportunities and facilities for all residents of Lawson. To learn more about the activities of the Park and Recreation Board, be sure to visit the Facebook page.

Brian Van Till
Dawn Martin
Kara Hamberlin
Andrew Faulkner
Stacy Nolker

Friends of the Park Board
Joey & Karla Pierce
Quint Holles

Planning & Zoning

The Planning and Zoning Commission is appointed to a four-year term by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen.  The Commission reviews all requests for zoning changes and amendments, conditional use permits and special use permits.  They review all development proposals and also review and adopt the City’s Comprehensive Plan.  The Commission meets on an as-needed basis.

Chairman Kelly Lampkin
Vice Chairman Dale Stark
Commissioner Kenny Hales
Mayor Greg Taylor
Alderman Richard Thomas
City Administrator Matt Nolker

4 years – March 2022
4 years – March 2021
4 years – March 2024