Mayor / Aldermen


Mayor

David Norman

Biography:

I was born in Ava, Missouri in 1942, delivered by Dr. Robert Norman, my grandfather’s brother. My first name is Robert, named after Dr. Norman. I attended Ava schools, except 2nd grade, when we lived in Lebanon, Missouri, and graduated from Ava in 1960. I was married in 1963 and have two children, Jason and Cindy Norman Groves. I graduated from St. Louis College of Pharmacy in 1967 and began practicing with my father and grandfather, E.B. Norman Sr. and E.B. Norman, Jr. at Ava Drug Co. in Ava, Missouri. I married Dorothy J. Norman in 1981. She has one son, Kevin. Together we have five grandchildren. Dorothy retired from teaching in 1998 after teaching for 30 years. I am a member of Ava United Methodist Church. I have owned and operated Mansfield Drug from 1993-2003. I have owned and operated Ava Drug from 1967-1993 & 2003-2008. I am currently working at Downtown Drug in Seymour, Missouri, two days per week.

I served on the Ava R-1 School Board from 1975-1981 & 1984-1990. I began serving as a West Ward Alderman in 1998 and served until April of 2008. In 2012, I again began serving as West Ward Alderman.

In all this time, I have still resided in Ava, Missouri, only about 60 seconds west from where I was born. It has been a privilege to grow up in Ava and Douglas County and I have never thought of it any other way. Contact information is:home phone 417-683-2843 or cell phone 417-683-8067 or you can email me at: dnorman@avamissouri.org

Term expires: 2019

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Board of Aldermen

Stan Lovan

Ward: West

Biography:

I have been a resident of Ava for forty years. My wife Judy is a native of Ava and we have one son, Paxton and a grandson, Gus.  I retired from the Forestry Division of the Missouri Department of Conservation after thirty-one years.  During part of that time I served as a work team supervisor for Douglas and Ozark counties.  Part of my responsibilities included fire suppression, timber management and taking care of recreational areas.  I also helped organize and provided training for many of the rural fire departments in Douglas and Ozark counties.  After retirement I formed a company to do timber management and prescribed burning.

Community service has been a big part of my life.  I served on the Planning and Zoning Commission for the City of Ava for a number of years.  I also served two terms as a member of the Ava R-1 Board of Education.  I do volunteer work each Monday for the Ozark Food Harvest and am an active member of the Ava United Methodist Church.

Term expires: 2018

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Noel Dye

Ward: West

Address:  Rt 6 Box 609304 Ava, MO 65608 Phone 417-683-5516

Biography:
I am Noel Dye and it is an honor to serve the citizens of Ava as West Ward Alderman. I have lived almost all my life here in Ava and want to ensure a great community for my grandchildren and generations to come. My wife Brenda (Dickison) and I have 3 children Nicholas, Randi and D (Danielle) and 2 grandchildren Allyson and Kameron. I graduated from Ava High School in 1985. I have been with Walmart for over 29 years.

     Brenda and I are members of the Ava General Baptist Church and serve in many different capacities. I have served on Planning and Zoning in 1990’s and Goin (Greater Ozarks Information Network) Boards. I enjoy spending time with my family, friends and watching football and baseball.

Please feel free to contact me by email at noeldye@gmail.com or call/text 417-543-1042.

Term expires 2019

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Keith Jones

Ward: East

Biography:

Keith Jones is the East Ward Alderman for the City of Ava and has had that position since April 2014. Keith has been part of the Ava community for 28 years. He moved to Ava in 1986 when he received his first assignment with the Missouri State Highway Patrol as a new Trooper. The last 17 years of his Patrol career he served as Supervisor or Zone Sergeant for Zone 5, which covers Douglas and Ozark counties. Keith retired from the Highway Patrol in August 2013. Keith says the Ava community has been good to him and his family and he has developed many good friendships over the years.

Keith enjoys working on his “hobby farm” where he raises Angus cattle and keeps his horses. When he is not working on the farm he enjoys hiking, bicycling, and dancing with his wife, Sue Curry Jones.

Keith and Sue currently reside in Ava, with their dog Reuben. Keith feels he has learned a lot from the Board of Aldermen, and the current City Administration and enjoys serving as an East Ward Alderman. He can be contacted at (417) 686-0005 or keithjones0807(at)gmail(dot)com.

Term expires 2018

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Burrely Loftin

Ward: East

Biography:

My name is Burrely Loftin, your east ward alderman. I am married to Penny Loftin. We have two children Jeremy and Bridget. I have been employed at Cash Gas Co. for 20 years. Jeremy and our daughter-in-law Leah have given us two special grandchildren. I enjoy pheasant hunting, fishing, playing golf, and most of all spending time with Connor and Blaire. It is an honor to serve my constituents as East Ward Alderman of the City of Ava. Please know that I am always available for any concerns, question, or comments in person or by phone.

Contact: City of Ava Phone: 417-683-5516

Term expires 2019

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