It is indeed a pleasure for me to be the Mayor of this great city and to welcome those of you who are enjoying this “Ozark, Heart of Dale County and Home of Fort Rucker” new publication. My wish is that those of you who are reading this for the first time, natives as well as newcomers, will learn more about our great city. In fact, I invite you to visit me at city hall. Together we will learn more about Ozark and you will soon discover why Ozark is the place to live while at Fort Rucker. After a tour, you will see all that this beautiful city has to offer. You will then be ready to choose Ozark as your new home.
As a military retiree, I can vouch that you will love Ozark. Linda and I had the opportunity to live all over the country and could have selected many places to settle, but we found no other as great as our small city. Our award-winning schools offer most everything a parent would want for their child. We are a small 5A system offering many programs available at 6A and 7A schools. We have plenty of available and reasonably priced homes priced 20 percent less than any of the surrounding cities in the Wiregrass. The weather is phenomenal – a long spring, summer and fall, and a short winter. When you pack up and move here, leave your snow shovel with your neighbor. If you are military, you will soon find that we are a community that welcomes our military men and women with open arms. As a civilian looking for work, Fort Rucker serves as an economic engine offering well-paying government and contract jobs supporting the mission of the aviation centers.
Please come visit and join me for the south’s favorite beverage, a glass of sweet tea.