Richard Ollis

City Council
Title: General Seat D
Phone: 417-864-1651
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Richard OllisRichard Ollis was appointed to City Council as General Council Seat D in May 2017 and elected by our citizens in 2019. Ollis’ current committee assignments include serving on the Community Involvement Committee, and he is the chairman of the Plans and Policies Committee. Councilman Ollis is a fourth-generation Springfield resident and currently serves as CEO and chairman of Ollis/Akers/Arney Insurance Agency, founded in 1885. He received his bachelor’s degree in finance from Missouri State University and serves on MSU's College of Business advisory board. He regularly writes for the Springfield Business Journal and has hosted the radio talk show “Insurance Talk.” Ollis, a U.S. Navy veteran, is past chairman of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, and past president of the board of directors for the Springfield Little Theatr  Ollis also served on boards for Commerce Bank, Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau, Springfield-Branson National Airport, Wellness Council of America and the Missouri Association of Insurance Agents. Most recently, he helped establish Restore SGF, a community effort to promote homeownership and rehabilitate housing in Springfield’s historic neighborhoods.


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