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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.

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

Term Ends
March 2020
March 2024
March 2023
September 2024
March 2024
March 2022

Economic Development Committee

Established September 2019

Mayor Appointments
John Thomas
Scott Henderickson
Toby Dolt
Terry Owens
Rick Thomas
Kara Hamberlin
Jody Carlson
Matt Brigel

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
Alderman
Alternate Alderman
Missouri American Water
Vitazine – Local Lawson Business Slot by Ordinance


Lawson Fire District
Lawson School District
Lawson Chamber of Commerce

Term
2 Year
3 Year
2 Year
3 Year
2 Year
Alternate
1 Year
3 Year


1 Year
1 Year
1 Year

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.

Members
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.

Members
President Tim Broughton
Vice President Eric Klintworth
Secretary Jean Ammon
Treasurer Devon Drummond
Member Clint Briant

Ex-Officio Member
Jack Woodring

Term Ends
September 2020
September 2020
September 2121

Honorary Members
Stephanie Craig
Lisa Broughton
Brenda Hocraffer

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.

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

Term Ends
March 2022
March 2021
March 2020
March 2020