Bobbett also serves on several volunteer boards including the Ozark Chamber of Commerce. When Ozark had to cancel its 2020 Christmas Parade for the first time in 56 years, Bobbett helped find COVID-safe Christmas options for the Ozark community through lighting up the square and adding a Christmas mailbox for kids to deliver letters to Santa. They even enlisted emergency personnel to drive their trucks every Friday through the square with Santa on top waving and collecting the letters.
Bobbett is poised to take over as Chairman of the Board for the chamber next year and is working with the Historic River District group that’s focsed on revitilization efforts in downtown Ozark. TDP is donating design, construction and administration services for the new gazebo renovation and expansion that will provide seating, meeting space and a venue for live music on the square. “We know this is going to make downtown the place to be, the true heart of Ozark,” Bobbett says.
“In the next 10 years, I hope to make Ozark the destination for the Southwest Missouri region,” Bobbett says. “We are poised for huge growth in tourism and development, and I plan to be a part of that.”