Jerry Compton  
City Council
Title: Zone 3 Councilman
Phone: 417-831-0187
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Councilman Jerry Compton poses for a picture

Jerry Compton was originally appointed to City Council to represent Zone 3 in May 2009, and was elected in April 2011. He currently serves as Chair of the Finance and Administration Committee and is a member of the Public Involvement Committee. Additionally, he serves on the Ozarks Transportation Organization Board of Directors, Enterprize Zone Board, Convention Center Task Force, and the Strategic Planning Committees for Transportation and Growth and Land Management Uses.

Mr. Compton’s civic involvement includes service on the Planning and Zoning Commission for over 6 years and service on the Personnel Board for over a year until his appointment to City Council. He currently serves as a volunteer with the State Emergency Management Agency, serving as a Structural Inspector.

Councilman Compton's term expires in 2015

Professional Experience
As a life-long resident of Springfield, Mr. Compton's professional career includes more than 25 years as an architect, having opened his own architectural firm in 2003. Mr. Compton also has project management experience in 15 states. In addition to his architecture practice, Mr. Compton is employed part-time by Missouri State University as Manager of the Campus Construction Team.

Mr. Compton received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Drury University. Mr. Compton holds the distinction of being the first graduate of the architecture program at Drury University

Personal Information
Mr. Compton enjoys spending time with family, Cardinals baseball, fishing, and shooting sports. Mr. Compton has been married to Patricia, who he met at Drury University, for 39 years. They have 4 children and 2 grandchildren. 

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